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German National Museum of Contemporary History

Willie Brandt Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 228 91650
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Very good museum for German history since 1945

We were visiting with a group of middle school children and parents and went to the museum. It is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
oldhokie702016
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Suffolk, Virginia
History unfolding before your eyes

I am staying at Marriott Cologne and took a weekend trip to Bonn just to explore; Bonn was the old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
krishv50
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Visakhapatnam, India
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  • Average4%
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“haus der” (10 reviews)
“post wwii” (9 reviews)
“cold war” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Willie Brandt Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 228 91650
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting with a group of middle school children and parents and went to the museum. It is a very interesting historical collection which the group enjoyed greatly. World War II is ancient to these kids and many didn't know much about it. They...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am staying at Marriott Cologne and took a weekend trip to Bonn just to explore; Bonn was the old capital of Germany and I tried to take the river cruise but was bit late and took the train. From the train station I walked...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I am a history teacher and I have been to quiete a few museums bit this one is exceptional. All the exhibitions are presented in a smart, educating and entertaining way which invites to experience history. Additionally they show very remarkable artefacts like the Barret...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The museum had a lot of areas to explore---mainly documents and propaganda posters. The main signs that detailed history were in both English and German. Also, they had a pamphlet guide in English. However, most of the individual displays did not have English. The cafe...More

1  Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very nice and reminded me of the old China. really like the tour guide and the Stories from them. They have english and german tours where you can ask all questions that you have interests. had the Chance to talk with a guy working in...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a must for those interested in post-war German history. The displays are well laid-out and although a knowledge of the German language would be useful, the salient facts are also in English. Best of all - it's free!

1  Thank MObelf
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in contemporary history, you will like this museum. Overall, the museum was laid out in a logical way and had many different styles of trying to convey information to try to keep visitors engaged. However, within each individual 'exhibition' I often...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This museum is a must for those, who are interested in German history. From roman times till present days. The entrance is free. There’s also a good café and a souvenir shop with a wide choice. They constantly change some exhibitions, in the summer, for...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Exhaustive and well attended by German people. A no-holds-barred report of what happened before the democratisation of the country and its division and re-unification. The exhibits included German domestic technology we remember from the 60s. Not only is entrance free, so is the audioguide!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Some of this museum is closed at the moment, but it was still worth a visit. What we saw was interesting,no doubt when all open it would be even better.

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