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German Historical 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
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 203040
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Reviewed today

This museum is quite heavy going, it's very comprehensive which is great but a lot of it is simply just reading off plaques, with very little interactivity so you need high levels of concentration otherwise you'll get bored easily. The museum itself is very impressive...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This venue was one of the main reasons for our weekend trip to Berlin. We went fairly early on Sat morning, around 1000, and it was still fairly quiet. The number of exhibits seem to be never ending. There is so much to see. In...More

Thank rc51cgy
Reviewed 2 days ago

this museum must be top of the list on what to do in Berlin. esp, because it is almost exclusive, since the big public goes somewhere else. you may find napoleon bonaparte´s military items and other stunning pieces of European history. straight solid educational visit.

Thank Vita A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exceptional museum which is without doubt one of the best museums I have ever visited and I am British! The nation that tops all nations in museums but this one is extremely good and is a must see when you go to...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

An ingenious and well organised exhibition tracing the development of Europe's relationship with the sea by looking at various cities and their role. from ancient times to the present. Clever end to the sequence: after the section on emigration to North America because of persecution...More

Thank richtea212018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large museum; a mixture of old and new architecture. It's well laid out and thought out; there is a good English audio guide and it's easy to work your way round from Roman through to the fall of the Berlin wall. Only...More

Thank JaynaStephens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite disappointing! In the entire building, there was only one English Speaking staff at the main ticketing lobby, and, the rest of them are old and untrained seniors, and often their body language appeared rude to us. The next place where we could find someone...More

Thank One_Big_Hopping_Dot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the German Historical Museum two times during my visit to Berlin in August 2018 and September 2018. The museum is very well organized and detailed. It has detailed explanations in German and English. That being said you still need to pay attention to...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly fantastic museum, but it's massive and overflowing with information and things to see. I would recommend planning two half days here, as a full day will leave you unable to absorb much of the information. The museums permanent exhibit takes you...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went into the museum uncertain about it after seeing the sign outside about the special exhibit Europe and the Sea. It certainly does not have the same lines as the Pergamonmuseum on Museum Island, but it is far better and cheaper (the student rate...More

Thank Andrew B
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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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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.
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.
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