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Berlin Story Museum

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Address: Schonebergerstr 23a, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20454673
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11:59 - 20:00
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Mon 00:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:59 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The BERLIN STORY MUSEUM creates a vivid overview of Berlin's turbulent...

The BERLIN STORY MUSEUM creates a vivid overview of Berlin's turbulent history - contemporary, tangible, international.The museum is in an original WW II bunker.The bunker can be visited.AudioGuide in 10 languages. The BERLIN Story MUSEUM has recreated some of Berlin's most infamous historical scenes. Visitors are lead chronologically through Berlin's history. Each scene is complimented with a 100 second film as well as exhibition pieces. The film ,,The making of Berlin" round up the experience.

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I was very happy that this museum didn't involve too much reading and instead gave you a device that talks to you at certain points when you walk around. Set in an old bunker and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was very happy that this museum didn't involve too much reading and instead gave you a device that talks to you at certain points when you walk around. Set in an old bunker and with lots going on. Very interesting. The only bad point was that we had the Berlin pass expecting to use our museum card for this... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Berlin Story museum covers a few hundred years of history on the city of Berlin. There are a number of stations, videos, models and images to accompany the audio guide to tell the story of this city during early settlements, the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, World War Two and the impact on the East and West German... More 

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Oamaru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We brought the whole package. The first two museums were a huge disappointment. The first being on different methods of killing the second a horror trip. Gladly we endured these two for the museum in the bottom of the bunker. This was a great museum. It told the story of Berlin with some nice displays. These went right back to... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

It is a two attraction in one. In fact, one has the possibility of viewing a museum depicting the history of Berlin and also, a bunker guided tour. Tours for the bunker are also offered in English which is an extremely good thing The museum is quite large and the exhibits are of high quality. It gives the view a... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visited here mid-week with the bunker being the main appeal only to find out that it was only open at the weekends and the tours were currently only in German with English speaking tours not until later in the year. This was disappointing as the bunker was the reason we went out this way. Maybe our fault for not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is an interesting presentation, but not a must see in Berlin for me. The bunker tour however was very good and definitely the selling point of the experience. This runs on the hour so be sure to factor that in if you want to avoid wasting time.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We just visited the museum. There was a lot to see, read and watch. The concise history of Berlin was fascinating and provided the background for the Third Reich exhibits. Standing in this Cold War bunker you really felt that you were going back in time. Take your time, it is worth it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We expected this to be more a story of life in the bunker during the war and expected the information to be totally dedicated to WW2, so we were quite surprised to find that it covered more history of Berlin, including information around the Berlin Wall and what it was like on either side of the wall. It was interesting... More 

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enno_lenze, Manager at Berlin Story Museum, responded to this review

Hi, sorry, that the museum wasn't, what you've expected. On the homepage, the flyers and so on we're trying to describe the content of the museum as good as we can. You can listen to parts of the audioguide, see the floorplan and pictures of the rooms before entering the museum. Also we're offering historic bunker tours, where we explain... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyable experience. The dungeon was great fun and probably the scariest of its kind that I've been too!! Audio guide for the museum was concise and informative. Overall well worth the money and probably one of my favorite museums in Berlin to date after living here 6 months.

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The museum provides the main facts and curiosities about the city of Berlin since its beginning in a very informative way. In 2 hours it is possible to see everything.

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