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Deutsche Kinemathek Museum fur Film und Fernsehen
Potsdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49(0)30 3009030
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Ranked #48 of 404 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Museums
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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“Loved it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Situated within a very short walk from the Postdammer Platz station this museum is housed within The Sony Centre.
It chronicles the history of German film and television from the silent era to modern times and has props from such epic films as Metropolis and costumes once belonging to Marlene Dietrich.
Audio guides in English and German are included in the cost of admission which we got a 25% discount with the Berlin Welcome Card. The guides are so simple to use as you just point the guide at the button and press a button on the guide.The museum taught me a lot about German cinema which was the man focus but could have done with more on German TV. There is a video booth section with a very limited selection of TV shows to watch but we did not bother.
The museum is suitable for all ages with an interest in Film and TV but has very little interactive areas for pre teens.

Visited August 2013
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Cork
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“Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

An excellent well laid-out museum, It really brought out the richness of German cinema, especially in the period before 1933. I was surprised at how much was devoted to Marlene Deitrich compared to German cinema over the past twenty-five years. I suppose the more recent cinema may not be appropriate for a "museum". A small quibble though, it is well worth visiting.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Must See for Film Buffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Had the great pleasure of re-visiting this museum after a nine-year lapse...it was just as enjoyable and interesting as it was the first. Film history is presented in engaging ways for every type of viewer - with a mix of clips, artifacts and explanations that keeps the visitor wanting more. Nice to see that they keep up with contemporary, up-to-the-minute German film! Still think the hall of drawers (where visitors open up drawers to reveal segments of history) is the most brilliant use of metaphor in a museum that I have seen. Is it a hall of memory files or is it a mortuary? You can reveal what is difficult to look at and to hear, but you are also able to close it all up again and face the future.....just brilliant. We think this is a wonderful experiential museum that any filmgoer interested in a wider view of motion picture history, from a German perspective, would find well worth discovering.

Visited July 2013
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Krasnodar, Russia
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This museum should be visited by everybody!It`s located on 2 floors at Sony-Centre in Berlin. One part of museum is devoted to the evolution of television in Germany and temporary exhibiton of some television projects(e.g.in February there was "Sezam street anniversary") and another-to the evolution of film production in Germany(large part is devoted to Marlen Ditrich,there are a lot of her beautiful dresses exhibited) and temporary exhibition( e.g.in February-about Martin Scarceze).
One tip:on Thursdays from 16 p.m. till 20 p.m. there is free entrance for everybody.
Be aware :it`s forbidden to take photos inside.

Visited February 2013
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Lochwinnoch, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This museum concentrates on German Film and TV, but still managed to keep 2 British adults and children aged 12 and 6 amused for a good few hours. It is not a building for those scared of heights as I am, with iron grid floors, glass lifts and an exterior totally made of glass - so be warned. The staff kindly let me in the internal lift though, so I managed to see everything over the several floors. The museum covers film from the silent era, right through, touching on the Berlin Olympics on the way. The displays were pretty innovative also. We used our Berlin Welcome pass for a discount.

Visited July 2013
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