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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Address: Willie Brandt Allee 14, 53133 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 228 91650
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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official name Haus der Geschichte -- awesome & interesting museum!

A great place to get a taste of German culture and history--particularly the last century. The museum is well designed and engaging, and would be a great place to take even... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to get a taste of German culture and history--particularly the last century. The museum is well designed and engaging, and would be a great place to take even someone who does not generally enjoy museums. If you don't speak German, I would definitely recommend getting a guided tour in your preferred language (most of the exhibit explanations... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum but you need to take it at your own speed. I suggest not taking a guided tour although one of the disadvantages is that a lot of the information is only provided in German with no English translation. But as a museum of contemporary history it is fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really well laid out museum, I felt it's really immersing. Great trip through German (and not only) history. I arrived at 4.30pm and didn't really have enough time to see everything until 6. So leave out at least 2 free hours for the museum. To top it all off the museum is admission free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A beautiful and very rich museums which leads the visitors through the main milestones of German history. It is quite big, so it takes a bit of time to go through the whole place, but since the entrance is for free, one can go several times and enjoy all the details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This museum provided an engaging education on post-war Germany. The exhibits and audio guide were great. We don't understand Germany but an English audio guide was excellent. Most exhibits also included English. My teenage daughters were impressed and we spent more time in the museum than expected. A bonus is the roman ruins in the basement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Don't miss this if you are in Bonn. Entry is free and has a lot to offer. Entry is from the U-bahn station and once you go inside the museum, you will be immersed in German history dating back to the times of Hitler. We reached here at about 5.30 PM, therefore, didn't have much time to visit all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times, as it was free. It offers a great overview over the time the West Germany has existed. It does so by using many contemporary exhibits, placing them in the larger picture and letting anyone choose their level of interest for himself. It offers almost everything from a part of the old, now unused German... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Superb museum, well laid out and one of the best in either Berlin or Bonn.Superb guide but can be done without due to layout and signage.Extremely comprehensive covering a wide range of German history and development. Especially interesting for me was the design element covering manufacturing, design and technology.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Have to admit I was skeptical, because having been to a German History National Museum in Berlin, which was so comprehensive and wasn't sure how this would fare. Not to worry! I went with two Germans, one had visited some years earlier; we all thought this was well worth the time. These exhibits really focus on the aftermath of WWII... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have visited this museum twice. Each time I have been struck by the superb way it is elegantly organized for the benefit of its many visitors. More than that though ... it is the way the museum provides such thorough and honest explanations, gripping photographs and other fascinating artifacts that make the time spent at the museum so worthwhile... More 

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