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Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum)

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Address: Tiergartenstrasse 1, 25-48-10 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 25481178
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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$ 100.41*
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Berlin Pass Including Entry to More Than 50 Attractions
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US$ 87.20*
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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 2 weeks ago
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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292 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This turned out to be a very nice and interesting museum visit for a fairly low price. This museum is across the street from the Sony Centre in the Potsdamerplatz area. So fairly easy to get to. Inside they have a historical collection of musical instruments. There is some information about the instruments and for a couple of Euro you... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Costs about €6 pp. All in German with no translations available but if you are musical it's worth a visit but ideally one of you needs to speak German to understand anything at this attraction - audio guides in English should me made available - the instruments were interesting and great to see a few double basses - this is... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Musikinstrumenten Museum near Potsdamer Platz is definately worth a visit. It has an impressive collection of all kinds of musical instruments. We visited on a Saturday, when there is a guided tour by a skilled musician. The highlight was when he played several melodies on the Wurlitzer organ at the end.

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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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