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German Historical Museum

Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 203040
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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 important buildings of the Baroque period in Berlin and the oldest buildings at the boulevard Unter den Linden. In 2006 the Permanent Exhibition “German History in Images and Artefacts” was inaugurated here; it showcases 2000 years of eventful and enthralling German history as seen within its European context. 8000 selected objects from the extensive collections of the German Historical Museum furnish valuable evidence of history and reveal, on a surface area of 8000 square meters, a fascinating and vivid picture of the past. Supplementing the Permanent Exhibition are specialized temporary exhibitions displayed in the fascinating exhibition building designed by I.M. Pei. The spacious new structure with its glass and steel entrance lobby and distinctive winding staircase was opened in 2003. Definitive events and facets of German history are presented in a variety of special exhibitions on the four floors of the new building.
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Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 203040
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Welcome Card had expired so we paid the full price of 8 euros for our visit but we were pleased that we had the opportunity. We only had a few hours to visit here so had to select which area of the museum we...More

Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located on "Museum Island" the museum offers excellent exhibits outlining how Germany has become the nation it is today and if anything, is a wonderful art collection ! During our visit an exhibit on "press photography" and how it was perfected into the tool it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on my own just because I bumped into the museum randomly. Very interesting indeed, the broad range of themes helps give you an overview of why Germany is the way it is today.

1  Thank 0l1v3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The German Historical Museum is a meticulously documented retelling of German history. It looks mercilessly on the rise of Nazism and does not sugarcoat the darker periods of German history. There are many, many artifacts--too many to see and digest in one visit! We would...More

Thank Agnes Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Berlin, it’s a must-see! There are sooo many incredible art and historical artefacts there, that such an oppprtunity should not be missed (of course, only when you are intersted in art and history). If you have children, they shall be entartained too....More

Thank Andra Corina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our choice for a museum visit in Berlin. This is a first rate German history museum. Covers everything from 500AD to the present day. A good break from antiquities museums on museum island. Do not miss. Allow at least a whole afternoon here

Thank 42wanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful museum! So much information we spent 3 hours there without even realizing it. Incredible exhibits on the history of the country starting from the very beginning, we learned so much. Definitely must visit.

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large complete history of Germany, I limited my visit to 1914 to the present, I felt would be overwhelming if I explored earlier times. Very informative, easy to do in English, well designed.also wonderful to see school groups there, go for it.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you wish to learn comprehensive history of Germany, please visit this place. Apart from that, this place is awesome to look at from outside too,

Thank megha_modi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

9.30.17 What I thought was great is they presented both sides of history and the wars including the allies parts with known facts and did not use political inferences in the stories but rather stated the data without editing truth. Worth a visit takes a...More

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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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