We found the Story of Berlin museum purely by chance on our last evening in Berlin. And what a find; it turned out to the most interesting part of our break.
We found its location a bit surprising; a rundown shopping centre. Directions are by way of printed footsteps on the ground.
Arriving just before 6pm, we waited for 5 minutes before the 10 euro tour started. 6pm is the last admission and didn’t appear to be as busy as it could be.
The tour of the nuclear bunker was pretty scary and thought provoking. You get a real eerie feeling being down there with row after row of hammock type beds, dimly lit and that musky smell hovering.
This museum itself has a lot of information explaining the 800 years of Berlin's history.
The exhibits guided you through the rooms (and there are many rooms) and some were interactive. There is so much to read, but it all seemed so interesting. The information is in English as well as other languages.
We spent around 3 hours in the museum and came out feeling it was well worth the money. Not once during that time had we been bored.
The staff and guide were all pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly.
We would highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting Berlin.