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Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum)

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Address: Tiergartenstrasse 1, 25-48-10 Berlin, Germany
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Collection of a variety of musical instruments from the 16th to the 20th...

Collection of a variety of musical instruments from the 16th to the 20th century.

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US$ 105.54*
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Berlin Pass Including Entry to More Than 50 Attractions
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US$ 86.04*
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Berlin City Pass with Optional Panoramapunkt Entry

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Culture at its best witnessing a truly magnificent collection of instruments spanning hundreds of years. The condition is unbelievable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually take in a museum of musica instruments during our little excursions and this trip was no different. Very centraly located and good value to enter. We spent about an hour here wandering through the instruments which comprised mainly of pianos. I understand that there is also an audio tour available but we did not avail of same nor... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We found this museum by chance, and were not disappointed. it is beautifully laid out, with a range of musical instruments from the 16th century onwards. There is a rare glass harmonica (the world's most dangerous instrument?!), and a splendid Wurlitzer, which we were lucky to hear. The development of string, woodwind and keyboard instruments is particularly well-covered. We went... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I would say one thing about this museum, which seems really obvious. You have to be massively into musical instruments to find this place interesting. I went with my wife who enjoyed it and has an interest in instruments, however for me I found it quite boring. Many of the instruments look very similar and there's no interaction whatsoever. It... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is a comprehensive and well displayed collection of musical instruments which shows the development of western orchestral instruments. When we were there we were lucky enough to hear the Wurlitzer being played, which led to an increased desire to hear many more of the instruments being played. Entry fees are very reasonable, and the museum is easy and straightforward... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Culture at its best witnessing a truly magnificent collection of instruments spanning hundreds of years. The condition is unbelievable.

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Thank Colin W
Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

For musicians and those folks interested in learning about, looking at and hearing old instruments, this museum should get five circles. For everyone else, maybe just three circles. Since I'm a musician I loved seeing all the antique instruments and hearing the samples of them playing on the audio guide. I spent a little over two hours here. Most kids... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I took my kids to see this museum at 11 am on a Saturday morning as I had read such good things about the tour which is only available at that time (except by special arrangement). The kids went in free and my ticket cost 9 Euros. Our guide, a certain Herr Riehle, really knew his stuff and could also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I thought that we would spend just one hour in this museum: quickly go through the exhibit and then up to another location on our list. But thanks to the staff, we spend here a few hours and had an amazing time. The guy from the staff offered to bring us the audioguides. These audioguides are more interesting than in... More 

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Aberdeen UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Jorg Joachim Riehle the tour guide is an unassuming man (speaking German and English on our tour) and is also multi talented with many different instruments. His over 1.5hr tour demonstrating the abilities of different instruments varying from antique flute, old fashioned trumpet, ancient tiny violin (while also explaining why the Stradivarius on show has such good sound), harpsichords, church... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The museum houses a huge collection of diverse musical instruments. There are some interactive exhibits, where you could try the sound of some of the instruments. This is a nice touch, as you just feel like you need to touch and hear the sound of the instruments displayed. There is also a nice cafe in the ground floor, which serves... More 

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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