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German National Museum of Contemporary History
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Bonn
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Gives a good overview of modern German history from 1945, including some very nice exhibits (including the Nobel peace price for Brandt etc.).

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This place is not only for foreigner and visiter interesting, but I would actually recommend every German to visit it once and learn something about their countries history. It is well made and really interesting to go through all the different historical steps. The imbiss has room for improvement, but that is not the main purpose of the visit. There is plenty of parking behind the building. The exhibition could be a bit more interactive, but there is always room for improvement.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

the museum is very attractive to visit. The exhibition (Germany history since 1945) is very complete; nearly overwhelming. It was so interesting to learn about recent history.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

I love history, especially that of the last hundred years, so I naturally came here. The collection is huge, and the exhibits interesting, but, information wise, it was a let down. My German is touchy, so I was very frustrated with the lack of any other Language in the displaycases. There are some summaries, but it is those "this just sums up what you already know. to learn more, look at the collection" kind of things. It kind of wrecks the experience if you have no idea what you are looking at.

8  Thank Joann M
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

For anyone with an interest in the history of the Federal Republic this is a must-see! A modern hands-on approach, the constant endeavour to update and complete the exhibition as well as highly interesting additional exhibitions ranging from political cartoons to the highly competitive relationship in sports between FRG and GDR or German pop-music, the museum is a constant source of delight, education and interest. For the over 40s the museum evokes uncounted memories, for the younger generations it provides an essential and unique opportunity to see what the postwar history of this country has been. Miss it at your own peril!

4  Thank Jochen B
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