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Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, China
+86 532 8286 8838
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Well presented house illustrating German history

The large house, designed by a German architect, was built at the turn of the 20th century. It has... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Meriyn
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Penarth, United Kingdom
really good

I'll start by admitting I'm a history buff, but I think even those who aren't fans of history will... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Sam B
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Noth Carolina
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No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, China
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The large house, designed by a German architect, was built at the turn of the 20th century. It has art nouveau tiles and original furniture, with some Chinese of the period. There is a good audio guide for 10 Y

Thank Meriyn
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I'll start by admitting I'm a history buff, but I think even those who aren't fans of history will enjoy visiting this place. It was like stepping back in time many decades. The splendor and comfort in which the governor and his family lived were...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The Germans were late comers to China and are sometimes overlooked. Not to be outdone by Britain and France the Germans found a small village with an excellent anchorage and built a trading colony here. A suitable building was required for the Governor and this...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The mansion had a good selection of displays along with some English explanation...the 20 yuan ticket was a bit much for a place that barely takes 30 minutes to check out though...

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This museum has some good photos and explanations showing the building's role in Qingdao's past. The visit will take less than an hour but it's worth it if you have the time.

Thank 4Canucksoutthere
Reviewed 2 April 2017

For those interested in History the former German Governors Mansion is a do not miss. Unfortunately you cannot take pictures and there are video cameras monitoring every room. The large building is packed with original furniture and period pictures that really will make you wonder...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Fairly small, but fun to explore. Tickets are quite cheap, so I think worth it if you have the time. Also very close to signal hill park which is quite nice as well.

Thank armiller173
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This former German governor's residence is a very good small museum with German architectural design of 110 years ago. While its outlook remains a timeless building making a good subject of photography, it is a very interesting museum with plenty of scale models of buildings...More

Thank Teruce
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

No big deal, but a nice novelty. Worth a look see if you're in Qingdao. Remember the Germans were only in the area from 1897 to 1914. Therefore, the Chinese officials had a much longer use of the property including Chairman Mao. However, that is...More

Thank Bajabob7
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you like German history check this out. If you like old German architecture, check out out. If not you will find yourself quite bored. It is located near the beach and many other historical sites though. The area is nice, so if you are...More

Thank Dustin D
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