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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-16-50
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This modern and up-to-date exhibition is centered on the history of Germany after the end of WWII. Here you can learn much about the reconstruction following the Nazi years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This modern and up-to-date exhibition is centered on the history of Germany after the end of WWII. Here you can learn much about the reconstruction following the Nazi years and the war, the key-figures in the process, the shaping of two Germanies and the communist dictatorship in the East, the relationship between the two sides of the Iron Curtain, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, what impressed me was the free entrance. Second, it was the good location and more than everything it was the innovative way of the main exhibition. I hope the curators are reading the reviews from here - you, guys, did great job. Be prepared to dedicate around 2-3 hours to the main exhibition which starts with the beginning of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a frank, brave and open-minded approach to over 50 years of post-ww2 tumultuous history. Well laid out and, as far as i could tell, sought not to hide anything. Really worth a visit for young and old - and, such a relief, to find something for free. We weren't offered English language headphones - don't now if they exist... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some may not know, but the German National Museum of Contemporary History is only one part out of three museums in Germany (the other two are located in Berlin and Leipzig). Each part focuses on different time and perspective of German history. The museum is not only very informative, it tells the story very well. Exhibitions are set in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum during 3 hours and half. Audio guides in English and German available. All the descriptions (little boxes close to the expositions) are in German. Visit is for free.

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great venue. The museum starts at 1945 the end of he war and takes you through to the year 2000. There are 4 floors. The exhibits were excellent. We are not German speakers so we used English audio headsets. If you are German or speak German this venue could take 8-10 hours to read all of the... More 

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Calenzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best way to arrive in the museum is by metropolitan train which permits you to enter directly into the the half the museum. There is no entrance fee and you might admire already early german history by the roman remains found during the construction of the museum now exposed to the public. It is a very interactive museum when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best curated museums I've ever been too! It was the perfect mix of informative and fun and it was really great how it focused on east and west Germany so you could compare and contrast both situations. The range of the artefacts they had as well was extraordinary and paired with the films it meant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Stunning, Sobering and thought provoking. Now don't think buzz kill - not at all this museum is fast passed, very personal and emotional about what is was like to live in Bonn Germany during the 20th century. My host said we would only be there for an hour and we ended up spending 3.5 hours. We laughed, reflected and felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

For a FREE museum, this is better than most of the paid admission museums. The history of modern Germany (since the end of WWII) is clearly outlined in well thought out exhibits in chronological order. Most exhibits are in German and English, making this a very pleasurable museum. But most of the English translations are very limited (1 paragraph English... More 

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