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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-16-50
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This is a superb museum, which must rival any historical museum in the world. It is focussed on German history from 1945 and deals really well with the transformation of Germany... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a superb museum, which must rival any historical museum in the world. It is focussed on German history from 1945 and deals really well with the transformation of Germany through the ‘Wirtschaftswunder’ / economic miracle and other challenges like occupation, division and reunification. The audioguide in English is excellent, although it only picks-out about 5% of the exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited this museum with grandmother and our 11 year old son and there was something that really grabbed each of us in this well put together exhibit. For me it was filling in my lack of history knowledge from the end of Ww2 through the fall of the Berlin Wall and everything leading up to the East/West Germany split.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Germany has had a traumatic history, but it has fascinated me because of its Phoenix-like ability to rise from its own ashes, repeatedly. This museum is a living record of its latest rebirth, from out of its devastation in the second world war as a loser, followed by partition, and the dictatorship inflicted upon the citizens of erstwhile GDR. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This museum for me was by far the best museum i have ever been too , truly great ,So intersting it kept me in the building for over 4 hours which for me is seriously seriously long.If you love modern history think this will be right up your street. It's free entry and please if you go get audio guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A fantastic small museum on the history of Germany, starting after WW2. It was such a surprise! We spent 2 good hours discovering it. We had German friends with us who translated for us some of the exhibits that were not in English. An absolute must if you are in Bonn!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It helped that some information notices were in English although not as many as other museums. There was a huge part on the political history which didn't interest us that much but the exhibitions of the Berlin Wall and technological advances since the war were very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're interested in german history and ww2, this is an amazing place to go. It's situated in Bonn, which isn't far from düßeldorf and köln

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Average . I hope we will see more interesting things in the museum. The price is very low , and maybe for this reason the museum is not so good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited to see German history since 1945, which this museum covers in detail, but were equally impressed with the social memorabilia (clothes, sweets, films, football) which was beautifully presented. The museum is brilliantly laid out, and there were good English translations. Facilities were great, including cheap cafe. Free but donations welcomed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a must if you like to find out more about history of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1945 until the present day. I have learn so much about the suffering after the war and the transition during each decade.

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-16-50
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Bonn

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