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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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Simply brilliant!

The best thing about this museum in the name - it is a museum of *contemporary* history. No having to go through halls of pre-history and middle ages before you get to things you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The best thing about this museum in the name - it is a museum of *contemporary* history. No having to go through halls of pre-history and middle ages before you get to things you (or people you know) might be able to remember. There is a good mix of exhibits in display cases, large exhibits and things to keep hands... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

huge exhibit of german history since 1945, very educational for our whole family, we'll surely be back to see more as we simply ran out of time this time round. Well worth the visit!

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very nice museum, everything is set up very well chronological, the staff was ok not very wow, I would recommend to ask for a tour guide as most of the details are in German. The coffe shop and suvenir shop were disappointing but that's OK, I like the fact that the tram brings u right inside the museum and it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We dropped into this free museum, which is a short u Bahn ride from Bonn hbf, not knowing what to expect. But this museum is a great example of how a nation can reflect on the turbulent 80 years. Suitable for any history buff, exhibitions include how Germany commemorates it's past, the history of immigration and finally, a fantastic exhibition... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a fascinating museum. The major placards are translated into English, though each item is not. Excellent multimedia displays, very engaging, but not great for kids unless they are big history buffs. The museum starts in the Nazi era and goes through current day. The post-war period is particularly well done. Be sure to allow at least 2-3 hours,... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

You must but bags and coats in the free cloakroom to the left of the main reception on arrival before visiting the main museum exhibit on the ground floor. The time after WW2 is covered in detail with both English & German descriptions, although more in German. There are many floors with lots of interesting exhibits which is laid out... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

An very interesting museum following the Germeny's history starting with WW II until nowadays.Free entry.There is a cafe when you can have a break.I think it's better to visit it in the afternoon.I visited it in the morning and it was very crowded,scores of school children with their teachers where there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The best part of the exhibition is on the ground floor, where the time after the big war is covered. If you have some time left on a rainy day, go there, it's free. If not, there a better places to spend your time in Bonn: Beethoven House, a tour on the river Rhine, the Museum of Art, the alt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This museum is located to the west of Friedrich-Ebert-Allee just south of the junction with Reuterstraße to the south of Bonn. There are several museums along this street: this one is the furthest north (closest to Bonn). There is a large multi-storey car park behind the other museums further south off Joseph-Beuys-Allee a few minute's walk away. The museum covers... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Always worth a visit, good displays and a nice cafe for a rest either after or before your visit. It is also free of charge.

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