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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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Really Enjoyed this museum, very interesting comparing how West and East Germany's evolved out of World war 2 and the subsequent cold war to reunification. lots of exhibits and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Germany has a huge history which is difficult to explain in less then a day ( in 1 museum ). We do not speak German and are not really familiar with the European history this was a museum very hard to understand. You should speak German and have basic knowledge of German/European history. When we asked the front desk if... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really Enjoyed this museum, very interesting comparing how West and East Germany's evolved out of World war 2 and the subsequent cold war to reunification. lots of exhibits and eben better its FREE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Museum is very easy to find. Perfect place to see lots and for free. Lots about last war, Berlin wall and other interesting things from German history. Worth to go there.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great museum with a lot of historical documents and exhibits! So many things to see you just have heard about in your history lesson years ago...was fantastic to be here!

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Staffordshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Great way to find out how Germany re- built itself after the decimation of the second world war. Lots of interesting artefacts to see but not a lot in English (find it just on the left of the larger German transcription). Arrived in the afternoon and asked about audio translation but was told the lady who organised this only works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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