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Address: Zeughaus und Ausstellungshalle | Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 30 20304 0
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Formerly an arsenal, this building will house the German History Museum.

Formerly an arsenal, this building will house the German History Museum.

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Great walk thru history for all ages

Nicely set up. Plenty of things to see without getting all bunched up. The audio tour was nice and they have special numbers for children. Lots of chairs and benches for those... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nicely set up. Plenty of things to see without getting all bunched up. The audio tour was nice and they have special numbers for children. Lots of chairs and benches for those like me whose legs need a rest.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of all the wonderful museums of Berlin, this has be the grandest of all. The entrance hall looks like a royal palace. (Museum shop was surprisingly small and uninteresting) A permanent exhibition includes artifacts from 4th century Germany all the way to 1990s. The sections of pre- and post-WWII were chilling. I rushed through the museum because I am not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent some time in this beautiful building on our last day in Berlin. The building and art was great, but the best part of the day was the lunch in a beautiful restaurant hidden on the first floor. Great food, wonderful service and quite the surprise hidden behind big, heavy black doors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum. Manage to arrive soon enough if you take the audioguide because arrived at 4 pm and didn't had time to see everything When the museum closed at 6 pm. Moreover not possible to return the following day without paying again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is definitely a museum to visit if you are visiting Berlin. You get a great idea of the country's history and there are many interesting exhibitions.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

More often than not when thinking about Germany we tend to highlight the last 200 years and this museum dispels that. I was thinking that 2 hours would be enough to get a flavour of Germany's history but seriously underestimated the depth and interrelationship German has with the rest of Europe and beyond and spent the whole day being educated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must-see for anyone interested in German history. The only downside is that it is absolutely huge with a lot to see and absorb. Be prepared for a full day (we were there from open to close with a lunch break at the nice museum cafe) or try to spread it into 2 days if possible. If your main interest is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you can't spend all day (or two days which is really required), you can go through the section on the first floor of Germany from 500-1919 with amazing displays through out. Very well documented and great artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

German Historical Museum (GHM) or Deutsches Museum stands among the great names of museums in the world - it is very close being on par with British Museum, which is perhaps the greatest history museum in the world. The museum tells the history of the German people and it tells this history through objects and paintings. As a difference to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum was at the top of our priority list and we definitely learned why this place was worthwhile of our time. Fascinating history, easy to follow exhibits, and well maintained museum. We spent about 5 or 6 hours here and could've easily spent more time if we had it! Highly recommend and look forward to returning.

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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 way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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