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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-16-50
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Best museum I've ever been to!

I really cannot stress enough how good we found this museum! For me, with a huge interest in modern German history, with great emphasis on East German history, I found the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
George M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really cannot stress enough how good we found this museum! For me, with a huge interest in modern German history, with great emphasis on East German history, I found the whole experience to be brilliant. I have done a lot of academic work on the history of East Berlin and was impressed with the depth and accuracy of everything... More 

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Figueres, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really impressive, I'm French and I find it very interesting, with the chronology of the events all along the visit , Little reproach,(for a NON German speaking) not enough labels writing in English to explain more, but superb museum.

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was interesting. We had audio headphones In English but the many signs were not translated only the odd one. Bit disappointed as it seemed interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am glad I came here - it helped to understand my German friends better, knowing the way they were brought up. It was good to see that such museum does exist. The guide was simply brilliant.

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Thank Galine E
Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum can be highly recommended for all people who are interested in recent German history. No entrance fee, a good cafeteria, accessible for the handicapped, friendly staff, interesting exhibits, nothing to complain about!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A museum about the post-WW2 history of Germany covered my lifetime. All the events curated happened while I was alive. I was familiar with the "headlines" but this learned so much about the background and of the causes and the decisions that were made along the way to make modern Germany what it is today despite it's troubled history. You... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is by far the best museum of social and political history I've ever been in. The exhibition shows you an in-depth view of German history in a balanced and exciting way. There is no entry fee and you can spend a whole day here.

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Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

It's great fun visiting this museum and not half as boring as it's name. This is history which you can touch, feel and smell. Well done!

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is an impressive and comprehensive account of post WWII German history. It is an awe inspiring account of Germany's determination to recover after the war. The exhibits dislay in absolute detail how Germany rebuilt itself. I was particularly impressed with the exhibit showing the rebuilding of Germany's major cities ten years after being bombed. Other personally interesting displays were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Get the free audio guide from information, admission is also free. a fascinating guide through the modern republics history, quite moving in parts and full of information I had no idea about. We spent four hours here,

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