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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 203040
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the museum to see German history from 700 AD to WWI. Rated a 4 bcause of too little space to sit and admire the pieces. A very nice and complete collection. This is for museum lovers, not those who don't appreciate museums, like...More

Thank sportclipsmike
Reviewed yesterday

If you have time, and a lot of it, visit the Germany Historical Museum on Museum Island across the lawn from the Berliner Dom. We did not have time; it would have taken at least a whole afternoon. For history buffs however, might be worth...More

Thank Bridget H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There was is a treasure trove of information here about the development of the German people,their language and culture from Charlemagne to the present. The material is well presented but make sure to give yourself enough time or plan two trips so as not to...More

Thank Constant_Discovery
Reviewed 3 days ago

The permanent exhibition in the main building on Unter den Linden focusses on the various phases from Roman days and before until todays reunited Germany with panels and objects about the main actors conflicts of each phase helping to understand the important issues of the...More

Thank freimuthinsch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum, displayed chronologically. One visit is not enough. The artifacts from each historical period were fascinating, clearly labeled and abundant. Particularly well done was the pre-WWII era through the Nazi downfall. This exhibit is on the first floor and can be easily missed. History...More

Thank Silvia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent several hours in this extraordinary museum, and barely scratched the surface. It offers detailed descriptions of Germany/Berlin from its earliest times to the present. Displays are interesting and labels are informative and most are in German and English. It was clear to me...More

Thank gotboxr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know a little bit about the history about Germany and specially about Hitler and Nazism it is a very reach and interested museum, until how is Germany today, I really liked it.

Thank AnaKoga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a visit to Berlin but only had a couple of hours to spare. It wasn't enough. The exhibits are interesting but it's a rather traditional museum and it takes ages to read, study and absorb the information. It's best to...More

Thank susiedu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of German History is really a must visit location if you want to understand the Germans and their history. It offers insights in the insecurities of the inter-bellum as well as the rise and fall of National Socialism. Really exiting

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We exited the museum 6 hours after entering it, exhausted but having learned a lot about German history. The first floor is very informative about the years 800-1900. The ground floor that is about 20th century history, is overwhelming. Posters, photos, documents from this turbulent...More

Thank 1002colour
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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What is the approximate time to go through the Museum? Thank you
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.
How much is the entrance fee?
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