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Deutsche Kinemathek Museum fur Film und Fernsehen

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Address: Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)30 3009030
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The separate, free sci fi film exhibition is a must-see!

This was my second visit to this excellent but rather over-looked museum. Last year, I didn't know a great deal about German cinema but after the first interesting visit, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my second visit to this excellent but rather over-looked museum. Last year, I didn't know a great deal about German cinema but after the first interesting visit, I watched quite a few films which were featured in the exhibits and wanted a return visit to learn and appreciate more about German film classics. Other reviewers have mentioned the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting this museum was a total surprise. Although much of the focus is on the German film industry, which is to be expected, the place really brings the history of film alive. The exhibits on Marlene Dietrich were wonderful, especially the love letter from Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. There is a lot to take in and it is a wonderful place... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is at the Sony center and shows almost the whole history of the German film and television. There are a lot of old movie parts, a lot of photo. If you don't speak Germna, than there will be a little trouble - not everything is translated in English.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Wonderful visitor experience. Clips from the German classics such as Metropolis and the Cabinet of Dr Caligari. A wealth of information and photography. The first room of screens and mirrors was stunning - do go.

Thank Linda W
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

It's in a great part of town, and the museum itself is perfectly curated. It was a magical experience to walk through so many film classics. I got to go to the expo about the Oscar's Best Actresses and it was amazing. If you're into film, you need to definitely check this place out.

Thank Kevin A
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This museum is full of clever exhibits of the history of German cinema. Lots of photos and old film clips. Lots is translated into English. The Marlena Dietrich mementoes are fabulous!

Thank Thomas V
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I was a rainy day and our expectations were low. Wow, were we surprised! The museum has a superb collection of artifacts to describe the history of film in Germany. IT's hard to limit it to Germany because directors and actors from Germany often made films outside the country or left it entirely. The museum manages to make film making... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I came to the Filmhaus museum by coincidence during my stay in Berlin while waiting to go into the cinema at Sony Center. As my sister and I sat outside on a warm evening enjoying a milkshake we watched clips from various silent movies displayed on a large screen indicating forgotten magical moments. Being quite the movie geeks, we decided... More 

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Erfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The museum is really big and has a lot of information on German Film and Television. Personally not all things interested me and I skipped some sections as it was really detailed. As I'm German I could at least understand everythings but there were some movies which were only in German so it might be a bit boring if you... More 

Thank Caroline R
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Went in expecting it to be a quick visit with a few things to see, instead there are three levels of German cinema history as well as a special exhibit while we were there focusing on Best Actress Oscar winners including costumes, speeches, clips. Very enjoyable and would be great in cold or wet weather as you can then just... More 

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