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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 228 91650
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I have visited this museum twice. Each time I have been struck by the superb way it is elegantly organized for the benefit of its many visitors. More than that though ... it is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited this museum twice. Each time I have been struck by the superb way it is elegantly organized for the benefit of its many visitors. More than that though ... it is the way the museum provides such thorough and honest explanations, gripping photographs and other fascinating artifacts that make the time spent at the museum so worthwhile... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very important if you want to know all about German history from world War I until now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if you visit Bonn, the museum offers a wide exhibit of the contemporary history of Germany (WW2-present). Admission is free and even audio guides in English are available without any cost. Completely recommended!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Engaging, dynamic and informative. This museum has a variety of displays, detailing the history of Germany from 1945 until the present.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent source of information about german social live since early 1930 years until today. Free entrance, as I can remember

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Thank Michael S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very well presented and entertaining view of post WWII era, Cold War and European 2nd half of 20th Century in general. Few signs in English though. That's something that really needs improvement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love the History Museum since the first time I've been there. When you have time visiting Bonn, you should definitely go there. Even (or especially!) if you are usually not so fond of history and museums. You get the chance to literally WALK through German history and there are various attractions for different target groups. Of course like in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an excellent museum setting out the history of Germany from end of WW2 until reunification following dismantling of the wall. The exhibits and narratives are very well set out and cover 4 floors. Entrance is free and English translation via headsets are available, if you are near Bonn make sure you find time to visit, I sure you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends loved it! It is very big though and there is a lot of information! You need at least a whole day to see everything. The food at the cafe is ok. Only negative points: everything is written in German only. The audioguides you can borrow are in German or English only.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Some of the sights send shivers down your spine and then there are the ones which show rapid progress... journey from ruin to progress and even more progress...the auto revolution is amazing...

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