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German Historical Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The German Historical Museum presents itself in two buildings: In the unique Baroque Zeughaus and the neighbouring modern exhibition hall designed by the Chinese-American architect Ioeh Minh Pei. The 300-year old Zeughaus is one of the most...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte (Borough)
+49 30 203040
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All reviews middle ages temporary exhibits first world war audio guide special exhibition weimar republic chronological order love history modern history two hours recent history great overview on display cold war couple of hours berlin wall unter den linden
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Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant experiance, so many interesting items/phorographs of the Weimar Republic etc, Very busy place, excellant cafe, could have happily spent days in the building.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marxlenny
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great experience! Be sure to spend a day here as you will want to do a lot of reading as you follow history with real artifacts. There is no better way to learn about history. The impact is unparalleled. Essentially you are going...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobJ1724
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far our best attraction. What an amazing museum. It was good to learn about the history of Germany. Lots of reading and lots of exhibits. Would recommend a good few hours to get round.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lazybreak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to spend your day if the weather is cold/rainy outside. This grandiose Building is walking you around the entire German history including WWI, WWII or the falling of the Berlin Wall. I recommend the use of the audio guide for your visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ionutstef
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and modern architecture is dominating, still it's as place where is all of the German history especially the WW2 part

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why are you reading this? See above, GO as quickly as possible, have a look around, stay the day. Treat yo self.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ryanfuggle86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend all day in this museum. But I was interested in the events and history leading up to WWI and WWII. The exhibits are laid out chronologically so I cut in where I wanted to pick up the history. Most of the exhibits...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank CameraEye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum Best musem, so nice. Many friends watch the visit and loved it.Not boring at all. Will for sure return back. I live

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank dankisphaberlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge place with everything about German history. Really, too much to see. Or you really should reserve at least 3 hours to to through it all. The prsentation is a bit outdated: a renewed way of presenting the collection could make it more interesting for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suomituristi2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When going to this museum, you need to make a choice what to see as there is really a lot to see. We decided to see the exhibition about German history from the Middle-ages to the falling of the wall. Although it was interesting, it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Christel8
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Lisa M
3 June 2018|
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Response from PeterMG99 | Reviewed this property |
There is generally a good explanation in German & English. I didn't feel the need for an audio guide. It depends how much in-house depth you want to go.
14 February 2016|
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Response from MiteMsispe | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour up to four hours. It is a large museum with many exhibits.
24 April 2015|
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Response from Russell H | Reviewed this property |
Free for under 18's otherwise 8 Euro's for those over. You can also buy a Berlin Pass from Tourist Information shops (Theres one by the Brandenburg Gate) This pass gives each holder (Two people would need to buy two passes... More