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Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

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Address: No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, China
Phone Number: 0532-82889888

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cool building, interesting history

definately worth the trip/walk up to see. The history of German occupation is very important to this town, and it is very well preserved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Port Huron, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

definately worth the trip/walk up to see. The history of German occupation is very important to this town, and it is very well preserved.

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Governor's house is a nice building and one of quite a few remarkable German style houses in Qingdao. There isn't too much to see inside except an exhibition of photos but walking through a building like this is always a nice trip in modern day China.

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Doetinchem, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Old mansions built by the Germaans in the early last century. Interesting to see. Old mansion of dio Xio Ping in worthwhile seeing

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Qingdao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love this place and take all my visitors. It is a little piece of Germany built for the German governor of Qingdao and later kept up by Chairman Mao as a holiday house. Lots of historic photos in the conservatory - original furnishings and fittings. A lovely restaurant in the basement (original kitchens). In Badaguan - get a taxi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Germans were only in Qingdao for seven years, but left their mark on Qingdao architecture (even recent buildings) and of course beverages. We were told by Chinese family and friends that the reason these buildings were not destroyed was because they were all occupied by Communist party founders adding to their historic value. Definitely worth a visit.

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Detroit, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This former governor's mansion is an amazing anachronism-- a high-style German Arts-and-Crafts style building transplanted to China! Much original furniture remains and the overall impression is that the Europeans lived pretty high off the Chinese!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This old structure has been remarkably preserved/restored. It is marked contrast to Modern Qingdao, Strolling through it and looking at all the fuirnishings and photos displayed you gain a sense of what it was like to be a German official in late 19th and early 20th century China.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This wonderful building is well worth the visit. Its great to see some German culture in a Chinese city. You can really see that it was made for the governor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Visited in early September which is shoulder season, between summer and Mid Autumn and China National Day (10/1) so very quiet and no crowds. Was surprised by 20RMB admission, but once inside I thought worth it. Most of the explanation is in Chinese sadly which is a bit rough for a non-native Chinese speaker. I wish they would add several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This beautifully maintained building provides a good overview of the benefits Qingdao gained from the Germans and the prominence of this venue since that time.

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Additional Information about Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

Address: No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, China
Phone Number: 0532-82889888
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shandong  >  Qingdao

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