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German Historical Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The German Historical Museum presents itself in two buildings: In the unique Baroque Zeughaus and the neighbouring modern exhibition hall designed by the Chinese-American architect Ioeh Minh Pei. The 300-year old Zeughaus is one of the most...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte (Borough)
+49 30 203040
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All reviews middle ages temporary exhibits first world war audio guide special exhibition weimar republic chronological order love history modern history two hours recent history great overview on display cold war couple of hours berlin wall unter den linden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum took us 3 hours and we didnt even feel it pass. Set in two huge palacial buildings it is a glimpse of germany over the middle ages to present. Fantastic artifacts. Our only gripe is the order in which to follow is difficult...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

German history becomes alive in the halls of Deutsches Historisches Museum. 400 km away from home it happened to me that I was suddenly confronted with the history of my hometown without having expected it. The mixture of different types of exhibits makes it much...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It needs english tours of the main exhibition as they do in German. Ideally also in other languages like Spanish. Nevertheless is very complete.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Franco_Reviewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful museum that shows the history of Germany through the centuries. A wonderful mix of paintings, artifacts and audio visual displays. On a side note, there is a travel app for phones called Detour that is absolutely fabulous. We did two walking tours in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum of Germany is very good. The history behind the reasoning of what was written and exhibited was quite interesting. We spent a long time here because of all the different sections of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pathfinder110877
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get a view of German history--including World War 1 and 2- you must see this museum. Plan on spending a fair bit of time here-but worth it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well set out, very interesting and educational. You need at least 3 hours if not a lot longer. Worth the money.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisrallerton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge museum with a lot of interesting german history-in 2 hours we managed to cover about a quarter of the museum so will be back. The coverage of the inter war years is particularly good

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank W9270BUjan
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This museujm encompasses a history of the country now known as Germany, but historically called several other things. Look what I learned! It covered a period from the mid 19th century up to the post war period. Obviously there was a large emphasis placed on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank psychokilla
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My wife, 10-year old daughter and I visited this museum last week and we can strongly recommend it. If you really want to dig in you can easily spend a full day here. I can also strongly recommend the museum cafe, which we visited both...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lisa M
3 June 2018|
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Response from PeterMG99 | Reviewed this property |
There is generally a good explanation in German & English. I didn't feel the need for an audio guide. It depends how much in-house depth you want to go.
13 February 2016|
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Response from MiteMsispe | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour up to four hours. It is a large museum with many exhibits.
24 April 2015|
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Response from Russell H | Reviewed this property |
Free for under 18's otherwise 8 Euro's for those over. You can also buy a Berlin Pass from Tourist Information shops (Theres one by the Brandenburg Gate) This pass gives each holder (Two people would need to buy two passes... More