NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen

NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen

NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Mariya P
    Bronx, New York89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please go and devote half a day!
    Summary: a must see if you are interested in learning about national socialism and specifically how it developed in Munich. I never thought I would see "national socialism" and be interested but trust me, it's good and easy to learn! Firstly, it's free. You walk in and to the left is a desk where you can pick up an audio guide and headphones in several different languages. They even have portable folding seats you can take with you. There is a lot to listen to on 4 levels (start on 4 and work your way down!) So it helps to sit. If I had gotten too tired I may not have wanted to continue. There are videos playing and panels and tables with pictures and information. There is a wall with maps of all of the Jewish businesses affected during the Night of Broken Glass/November pogram. Walls with quotes of all of the limitations Nazis put on Jewish people. Panels are in German and English. We were there for 2 hours and got through 2 floors, from pre WW2 to end of WW2. There is a section on how national socialism continued but we had to run to something else we had tickets for, otherwise we would have stayed longer. Make time for yourself, at least half a day to go! Had a small cart outside for coffee and snacks if you get hungry. Easy 10-15 walk from Marienplatz.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
  • lovebooks22
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting stop
    We had a few hours before our flight left. Our tour guide on another tour recommended this museum so we decided to check it out. It is about the rise of the Socialist party in Munich. It is mainly photographs and movies which would have been interesting but we happened to arrive 10 minutes before a tour started. Christof did an amazing job bringing the museum to life. His stories were so interesting. We really enjoyed it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Patrick G
    Alexandria, Virginia159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 Munich Trip
    Very interesting museum. Went on a Sunday afternoon when most of the museums of Munich are free. Arrived and instructed to go to the top floor (4th floor) as the museum has displays in chronological order. Many different presentations on the rise of the NAZI's in Munich and Germany, documents displayed under glass, via audio visual... very well-done display of historical documents of the days, before, during and after the end of the war. The subject matter is quite compelling and really does show the sadness of war.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 July 2023
  • wary_trvler
    Perth, Australia309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Could have been done as a web site
    The museum is free to get into to and it is definitely informative, well thought out and structured but it's mostly text and pictures rather than actual historical artefacts on display, so the reality is that this could be done as a web site. The exception to this was a temporary display of artefacts from the Warsaw ghetto. This display was small but very moving. Don't get me wrong, it is worth a visit and I'd recommend it, but some more actual artefacts would have been welcome.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • barry j
    Los Angeles, California2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Munich is Worth the Time
    Munich is a lovely city. If you stay in the old city section, as I did, you are both surrounded by history (and wonderful architecture) and in the heart of a thriving, vibrant city. The Residence, former palace of the kings of Bavaria and the largest royal palace within a city in Europe, is an impressive museum of 18th and 19th century opulence. If you like such shows as "Empress", you definitely will enjoy seeing how real monarchs lived. Beside the palace is the old Opera House, another great architectural marvel. The Marienplatz is at the heart of the old city. Definitely a must see. But beware: all the restaurants and shops are VERY touristy. Waiters are surly and service overall is lacking. I really enjoyed the English Garden, the city's central park. Larger than NYC's version, it is a pastoral retreat where you can escape the city and feel like you are walking in the country. While not as grand as Vienna or as intimately charming as Prague, Munich is worth the time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Jonnyjubb
    Rayleigh, United Kingdom202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and Informative.
    Very informative museum on the history of 20th century Munich and the rise of National Socialism. It’s laid out chronologically, so start on the top floor and work your way down. Toilets and lockers in the basement and entrance is free. Would recommend you allow a couple of hours.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 December 2023
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Jonnyjubb
Rayleigh, UK202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very informative museum on the history of 20th century Munich and the rise of National Socialism. It’s laid out chronologically, so start on the top floor and work your way down. Toilets and lockers in the basement and entrance is free. Would recommend you allow a couple of hours.
Written 30 December 2023
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Ivana TG
Rijeka, Croatia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Museum is so informative and interesting. Highly recommend. The only downside is the back and leg pain because it took me almost 4 hours to go through the exhibition! 😅
Written 19 November 2023
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barry j
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Munich is a lovely city. If you stay in the old city section, as I did, you are both surrounded by history (and wonderful architecture) and in the heart of a thriving, vibrant city.
The Residence, former palace of the kings of Bavaria and the largest royal palace within a city in Europe, is an impressive museum of 18th and 19th century opulence. If you like such shows as "Empress", you definitely will enjoy seeing how real monarchs lived.
Beside the palace is the old Opera House, another great architectural marvel.
The Marienplatz is at the heart of the old city. Definitely a must see. But beware: all the restaurants and shops are VERY touristy. Waiters are surly and service overall is lacking.
I really enjoyed the English Garden, the city's central park. Larger than NYC's version, it is a pastoral retreat where you can escape the city and feel like you are walking in the country.
While not as grand as Vienna or as intimately charming as Prague, Munich is worth the time.
Written 17 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jill P
Stirling, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Treated like a criminal upon entering. Your bags are searched before entering by security staff. They will make you take out every single item and they have a good old dig around your handbag. Totally degrading. Not sure what they were expecting to find in a small handbag! We were then huckled again once through the door and again on the 4th floor. Gave 1 star as couldn't give a zero. Didn't get as far as looking at any of the exhibits as we left after the treatment we received from rude staff.
Written 13 October 2023
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wary_trvler
Perth, Australia309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The museum is free to get into to and it is definitely informative, well thought out and structured but it's mostly text and pictures rather than actual historical artefacts on display, so the reality is that this could be done as a web site.

The exception to this was a temporary display of artefacts from the Warsaw ghetto. This display was small but very moving.

Don't get me wrong, it is worth a visit and I'd recommend it, but some more actual artefacts would have been welcome.
Written 6 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Patrick G
Alexandria, VA159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Very interesting museum. Went on a Sunday afternoon when most of the museums of Munich are free. Arrived and instructed to go to the top floor (4th floor) as the museum has displays in chronological order.
Many different presentations on the rise of the NAZI's in Munich and Germany, documents displayed under glass, via audio visual... very well-done display of historical documents of the days, before, during and after the end of the war. The subject matter is quite compelling and really does show the sadness of war.
Written 20 July 2023
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lovebooks22
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had a few hours before our flight left. Our tour guide on another tour recommended this museum so we decided to check it out. It is about the rise of the Socialist party in Munich. It is mainly photographs and movies which would have been interesting but we happened to arrive 10 minutes before a tour started. Christof did an amazing job bringing the museum to life. His stories were so interesting. We really enjoyed it.
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mariya P
Bronx, NY89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Summary: a must see if you are interested in learning about national socialism and specifically how it developed in Munich. I never thought I would see "national socialism" and be interested but trust me, it's good and easy to learn!

Firstly, it's free. You walk in and to the left is a desk where you can pick up an audio guide and headphones in several different languages. They even have portable folding seats you can take with you. There is a lot to listen to on 4 levels (start on 4 and work your way down!) So it helps to sit. If I had gotten too tired I may not have wanted to continue.

There are videos playing and panels and tables with pictures and information. There is a wall with maps of all of the Jewish businesses affected during the Night of Broken Glass/November pogram. Walls with quotes of all of the limitations Nazis put on Jewish people. Panels are in German and English.

We were there for 2 hours and got through 2 floors, from pre WW2 to end of WW2. There is a section on how national socialism continued but we had to run to something else we had tickets for, otherwise we would have stayed longer.

Make time for yourself, at least half a day to go! Had a small cart outside for coffee and snacks if you get hungry. Easy 10-15 walk from Marienplatz.
Written 30 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tish
Yorktown Heights, NY398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
You could spend many hours pouring over the history of Germany's Nazi movement, or try and take in as much as possible. A moving experience but oh so sad
Written 13 June 2023
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Tasstraveller
Brisbane, Australia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I viewed the free entrance for this museum as a public service to the world.
So much information, well presented, chronologically in German and English. Some of the information is confronting.
Whether you have some or little knowledge about the history of the establishment of the Nazi party I highly recommend this museum.
I spent about 2 hours here.
Written 21 May 2023
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