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German National Museum of Contemporary History

Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0228/9-16-50
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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Bonn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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St. John's, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A most interesting place to visit..Stimulates one to read further. I thought the presentations were effective although some times I got lost. I could not read German and I wished more of the explanations were translated into English.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This museum avoids the difficulty of world war 2 and begins with rebuilding of the country in the post war years. As a vintage/retro junkie, I loved walking through the displays of the 50s thru the 90s and see how the culture developed. Lot's of beautiful displays and explanation panels all had english translations which were excellent. I learnt so... More

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Oetwil am See, Schweiz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This exhibit was a real eye-opener to our friends from Australia, who had the chance to learn in more depth about the historic events and challenges Germany faced. Walking from level to level the smiles became bigger, as our friends discovered and recognized those products / brands (Made in Germany) and an old VW painted in beautiful, bright (hippie) colors.

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A pure wonder. Im on the road for 3 yrs now and i never saw a better historical museum. I saw it for 4 days in 2013 & needed to be back this yr in bonn just for this, for 10 days this this time. As i look everything in detail and try to decipher german i spent a total... More

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Vancouver, BC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Given that the museum's website is only in German, I was a little concerned that it would be exceptionally challenging with my limited German skills. I was pleasantly surprised! There are many descriptive signs that are only in German, but there was more than enough English-language material for me to understand the exhibits. I spent at least two hours walking... More

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Bonn, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This museum is the best one in germany concerning germany's history after the second world war. Here you get a really good insight view into the live conditions of the people in the 50's and 60's years.The exhibition is full of interesting exponates , including the car from our first german chancellor Konrad Adenauer and is lively illustrated. So it... More

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Krakow, Poland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Amazing museum with loads of exponates. Take some time for it - at least 3 hours if you want to get through all the expos. Basic German would be very useful considering that all the expos have notes in German and only 10% of text is translated in English. It is free of charge, no matter the day, and it... More

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Uusikaupunki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Well, I very much liked that this is free of charge. What I didn´t like was that they said that my bag was too big and I had to put it in a locker to get in. This is a big museum, I think we spend there 2 hours.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Living in Germany for many years I have visited many places and museums. This museum which is free and is easily accessible is worth a visit. Some basic German is useful as their is very little translation for the foreign tourist. The museum covers German history from the end of the Second World War till today. It covers politics, economy,... More

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Estero
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It's an interesting museum for every age and it is free of charge. There are also clean bathrooms. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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