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Address: Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 203040
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The German Historical Museum presents itself in two buildings: In the...

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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I had been to many of the best museums in the world (Louvre, Met NY, Prado, Cairo, etc.) but this was my first time in Berlin and a visit to their History Museum was a must. And... read more

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I had been to many of the best museums in the world (Louvre, Met NY, Prado, Cairo, etc.) but this was my first time in Berlin and a visit to their History Museum was a must. And what a must it was! This is the best history museum I've ever visited. The museum covers German history from the 6th century... More 

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I must admit that I often find museums a litle bit boring. But that does not not apply for Deutsches Historisches Museum. The exhibitions are professional and very interesting, and the atmosphere is great for learning. I like to finish the visit with some food in the busy restaurant where friendly waiters serve you a nice meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best museums in Berlin! If you didn't know much about German history, this place will change that. You could spend hours in there going through everything. There is also an audio guide so make sure you get it because it will make a massive difference. It closes at 18:00 so make sure you give yourself... More 

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The museum is huge and contains many and diversifies artefacts from different periods. From old paintings to sculptures to century-year old books, the place is simply magnificent. Allow yourself half of day of you want to visit it (we had audio guides, as it's a pitty to miss anything) and I think during weekends it's very crowded, so plan your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to the other important museums at the 'Museumsinsel', this one provides a good and compact overview about German history. English audio guide is available and recommended.

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the museum was fantastic. Very interesting trip, great design and there was free wi-fi. children liked it very much ans costed not very expensive but not cheap anyway

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very, very interesting. German's history is so colourful and in this museum you learn a lot about it!

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For €8, you learn a lot! In the Museum island district, near the unter den linden! Definitely work a visit if interested in History of Germany. The Museum spanned from 500-1994, and was very interesting to wander around

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I've been to some of the top museums in the world, and this one is fantastic. I could have study the exhibits for days.

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Good layout with history of German through to ages to modern day. Mostly on the first floor , but a good cafe on ground floor with impressive restrooms

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