Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

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Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Grand Residence and Grounds
Mar 2021 • Couples
The museum is clean and has a fairly detailed history of when it was constructed and who lived there. The Germans were very busy when they were in Qingdao and this museum touches on their impact with city design, architecture, beer and sewer systems.

In addition to the German governor's who lived here the museum goes through the history of who else has resided here including Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh and other foreign dignitaries.

You cannot take pictures of the interior and not all the signs and displays are translated to English. The key figures in photographs have English names displayed.

The closest metro is Hall of People and the entry cost is 13 RMB.
Written March 27, 2021
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,530 contributions
Left by the German
Sep 2019
As the governing body, German built this residence for the governor while staying in Qingdao, left their European influence behind this seaport city. Just looking from the exterior of the building and the garden, one may easily think that it's somewhere in Europe. The interior design is also admirable and pretty throughout.
Written May 20, 2020
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Surveyor47
Havant, UK1,683 contributions
What a building
Dec 2019 • Family
As you walk through the different rooms in this imposing building, you are transported back through history. We were lucky enough to have a private guide who was extremely knowledgable, but the signs and notices are in English as well, so it makes it a bit easier.
Written January 15, 2020
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white j
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,624 contributions
Very unique design building with history
Sep 2019
When I came to Qingdao first time about 20 years ago, I found the this museum, very unique design and also recorded the history of the development of the city. But when I was there this time, no more allow to take photos inside
Written October 29, 2019
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Dennis M
Salado, TX278 contributions
Grand European Style Home in China.
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Germans occupied Qingdao under a 99 year lease from the late 19th century until the close of WWII. This home was built for the governor in 1904-1906 using several different styles.

The tour includes the lavishly landscaped grounds and several rooms on the first 3 floors. Many of the original furnishings are still in place.

The cost to enter is a reasonable 20 RMB per person and the tour is well worth the price. No photography is allowed in the building.
Written October 1, 2019
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GPBurdell67
Asheville, NC1,974 contributions
A Highlight of our Qingdao Visit
Mar 2019
We were only in the city for a day, and visiting this house/museum was a highlight. We walked from the city center to the Residence, a mostly uphill climb from the shore as befits its location on a scenic hill. There are good views of the city and the Residence itself is a real mix of architectural styles. One can also tour the interior.
Written August 11, 2019
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Mark Song
Qingdao, China84 contributions
It's an Old European Building
Jul 2019 • Friends
It's an old European style building, with not much more to distinguish it. We went because it was raining that day, and we needed an indoor activity. Not a bad experience, but really nothing to write home about.
Written July 12, 2019
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D13O
The Hague, The Netherlands196 contributions
It's nice but not very special if for Europe
Apr 2019 • Solo
Like the title says, it's a nice place. The house has some peculiar architecture making it look almost from a fairy tale. However the interior isn't that special with standard furniture from the fin de ciecle. There are a few rooms, but not a lot and the furniture is sparse. The interior doesn't really offer a lot of art deco details as one might expect. Still nice for 20 minutes or so.
Written April 27, 2019
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,182 contributions
Amazing history
Apr 2019 • Friends
A visit to Qingdao is not complete without coming here. I had a China guide who could explain many of the intricate features of this building and I was amazed by high level of design consideration even so many years back. This place is not just "German colonial architecture." Several historical events also took place here. The design for safety is very advanced even so many years back. Try holding the wooden handrail of the staircase as it has the most ergonomic design I ever seen.
Written April 22, 2019
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Scott M
Tacoma, WA63 contributions
Almost doesn't fit
Jun 2018 • Couples
A very European museum, furnishings, and architecture in the middle of China. It was a fantastic house and loved learning about the rich history.
Written December 11, 2018
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