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Deutsches Historisches Museum

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The German Historical Museum presents itself in two buildings: In the unique Baroque Zeughaus and the neighbouring modern exhibition hall designed by the Chinese-American architect Ioeh Minh Pei. The 300-year old Zeughaus is one of the most...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte (Borough)
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Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing museum-you would need several days to get around the whole building but we spent several glorious hours learning something of the history of Germany and admiring so many amazing exhibits. There were far more paintings (which I love) to see which pleased...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Yas46
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not going to lie-- we would not have gone to this museum were the temperatures not over 100 in Berlin. Many other museums had no AC. Still we walked in and loved it! We visited two separate Weimar Republic exhibits-- the one about popular...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MadridGalapagos
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothing happens in a vacuum. This museum does an excellent job of setting the scene for what comes next.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mark I
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the oldest building in Berlin, unfortunately they are rebuilding the facade and could not take a picture of it. This is a must see history museum of Germany, displays are from middle ages up to the fall of Berlin wall.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kitd1275
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two hours here this afternoon learning about 1918-1949. Could have spent much more if time had permitted. Next time we'll start with 500-1500. Very good English info and great historical artefacts. Highly recommended if you want to learn more about German history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Zbrowelli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Germany has a complicated history but this museum has several things that do a good job of explaining including popular painting of Martin Luther to Hitler's idea for the massive new Reichstag. The exterior is currently under renovation but you can enter from the auxiliary...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I was exhausted from 24+ hours travel, I still enjoyed my visit to the museum. My husband, a lover of history, especially so. There are so many exhibits and so much to see! Make sure to be well rested before visiting to get the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank ElizabethR_22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went whist there was a Weimar Republic exhibitionon. Some excellent material in terms of posters and photos.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MICHAEL L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit to the DHM was the highlight of our trip to Berlin - 4 adults with different interests and educations agreed that it was the best museum in a city of great museums. Well-curated collection of historical artifacts presented to maximal effect to narrate the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 340thaddeusw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum to visit covering history as far back as the 700's or before. If you visit here it cost 8 euro to get in but & you really do get more than your money's worth especially if history is your thing. We didn't allow...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Lisa M
June 3, 2018|
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Response from PeterMG99 | Reviewed this property |
There is generally a good explanation in German & English. I didn't feel the need for an audio guide. It depends how much in-house depth you want to go.
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Jamie32mi
February 13, 2016|
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Response from MiteMsispe | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour up to four hours. It is a large museum with many exhibits.
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AnthonyEKhoury
April 24, 2015|
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Response from Russell H | Reviewed this property |
Free for under 18's otherwise 8 Euro's for those over. You can also buy a Berlin Pass from Tourist Information shops (Theres one by the Brandenburg Gate) This pass gives each holder (Two people would need to buy two passes... More
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