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The Story of Berlin

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Address: Kurfurstendamm 207-208, 10719 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 88720100
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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THE STORY OF BERLIN is the interactive museum of the capital. Spread over...

THE STORY OF BERLIN is the interactive museum of the capital. Spread over 6.000 square meters visitors can explore 800 years of Berlin history. In 23 theme rooms – each of them designed individually and equipped with modern multimedia technology – everyone can experience everyday life of the people of Berlin during different eras.

One highlight of the exhibition is a guided tour through an original nuclear bomb shelter from the Cold War below the Kurfurstendamm which still can be used by 3.592 persons in case of an emergency.

We offer a special search game called "Pinky & Fox". Carrying a pencil and the treasure map, kids go on a discovery tour through the museum. On request older children get our STORY-Quiz leaflet with some puzzle games and thrilling details about the Berlin history.

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We went there for the long night of the museums in Berlin started with the spy museum and this one was our second. It tells the story about the growing of berlin trough the time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 8, 2017
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Akureyri, Iceland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

Our visit to The story of Berlin was inconsistent. The bunker tour was very nice and informative, we had a good guide that we could ask questions and we got to see the entire bunker and get a lot of information. The museum itself was less appealing. We thought it was very confusing and all over the place. There were... More 

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THE_STORY_OF_BERLIN, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Story of Berlin, responded to this review

Dear Bryndis93, Thank you very much for your visit. We appreciate your comments on the museum and are very sorry to find out that it did not meet all of your expectations. Yes, we have many text tables that help the visitors to get even more info on the subject displayed. There are for the optional use. Last year we... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

What shall I say... I was a bit disappointed about it. But that only covers part of the experience. We started off with the visit to the atomic bunker and it was excellent. A guide took you through the bunker and explained features and filled it with life for you. The most unsettling part was that she only spoke in... More 

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THE_STORY_OF_BERLIN, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Story of Berlin, responded to this review

Dear Seileasdar, Many thanks for your visit and for the review. We are working constantly on improving, overhauling and redesigning the exhibition. Your comment will be discussed with the respective department. Please understand that structural changes are difficult due to the spatial conditions. Many elements you described here are purposely arranged by the exhibition designers. In the end it is... More 

Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

We went there for the long night of the museums in Berlin started with the spy museum and this one was our second. It tells the story about the growing of berlin trough the time and its history in the different eras. Next to is is a high-rise bunker which can be visited as well. that part was most exiting... More 

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THE_STORY_OF_BERLIN, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Story of Berlin, responded to this review

Dear enaprincess2017, Unfortunately you did not visit our museum. You describe a museum, which is located on the Anhalter Bahnhof. We have a nuclear bomb shelter from the Cold War underneath the Kurfürstendamm. Kind regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

When history and multimedia are in the same place it should be constructif and grateful.... irecommande this museum for all ages and times without forgeting the bomker

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THE_STORY_OF_BERLIN, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Story of Berlin, responded to this review

Dear Mejri a, Thank you for the great evaluation. Kind regards More 

Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

It's a good place to get some nice to knows on Berlin as a city (histroy, development, the people). The must-see is the Atom-bunker in the basement of the parking house: it will take you back to the 1940s and you'll be happy to be outside in the sun again. The visit is very much pointed out for tourists and... More 

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THE_STORY_OF_BERLIN, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Story of Berlin, responded to this review

Dear Schoenki, Thank you for your feedback. The bunker was built in the 1970s (Cold War, not World War II). Kind regards More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Our experience at The Story of Berlin was inconsistent. The upstairs exhibits focus on the history of Berlin from its beginnings until the Second World War. These themed rooms were confusing at best: the chronology is often unclear and one is continually bombarded with nonsensical flashing lights and bizarre looping sound effects. There are a number of mannequins wearing period... More 

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THE_STORY_OF_BERLIN, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Story of Berlin, responded to this review

Dear Lordofthenewts, Thank you very much for your visit. It is very disappointed to hear that we did not meet all of your expectations. Our approach is that the visitors find a connection with the history of the city with all their senses. This is why we decided to go the multivisual way. To convey authenticity of every era presented... More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This place is huge, you can quite easily spend hours in here, also had a tour of the underground bunker

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THE_STORY_OF_BERLIN, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Story of Berlin, responded to this review

We are very happy about your nice feedback. Thank you very much. More 

Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a huge exhibit with lots of info, plan to spend several hours there. It requires lots of reading almost all the boards are in German and English.

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Sutton Coldfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

There is a huge amount to see in the museum. If you like to take things at your own pace, then it is the perfect place for you. The exhibits cover the key periods of the growth and history of Berlin, with the first floor starting in the middle ages and covering up to the 1920s, and then the lower... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I enjoyed this museum very much. The highlight is the bunker and for this part there is a guide in English or German. The rest of the museum is without a guide at your own pace. I found the sound effects excellent and the exhibits interesting even for children.

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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