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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

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Address: Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20938591
09:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million...

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million collection items, an exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres and a Research Department, the Museum für Naturkunde is the largest German natural history museum. On a global scale, it is among the top five natural history museums. It was founded in 1810.Some of the exhibition highlights include the "Fossil Mona Lisa" one of the only 11 finds of the primeval bid Archaeopteryx, the 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, our Biodiversity wall and many more storytelling objects like original items collected by Alexander von or a piece of pitchblende in which the element uranium was discovered.

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Nice museum

Interesting museum, I would definetly recommend this! Suitable for both children and adults. Especially the entrance is mindblowing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum, I would definetly recommend this! Suitable for both children and adults. Especially the entrance is mindblowing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked that place. We have been there with our daughter and it was fun for a 8 years old, too. Great selection of various animal bones including dynosaurs from the history. Difficult to accept with brain those were so HUGE animals! Interesting was also the room with various reptiles in liquid even if the general feeling was like in anatomicum... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot of stuff for all ages. Everything about our planet from how it evolved and how life started, species etc. All you need to have is 8euros and at least 3 hours of free time. The line for the tickets wasn't long (in November) The highlights are of course the dinosaurs! The skeletons gave me shivers. They are... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day here. The dinosaurs are the main draw and were brilliantly presented. The stuffed animals were put to a great modern use showing the path of evolution even though they are a bit creepy. The cafe was ace, for kids. A great low key day out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 3 and 5 year old boys here and they loved it! Great dinosaur display, the space section is fascinating and everyone got something out of the visit. Almost everything is in English so not a problem if you're like us and don't speak any German.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have some beautiful dinosaurs and fossils but the presentation is rather outdated which makes it less attractive.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is filled with so many impressive fossils and artefacts, was very impressed with the dinosaur skeletons. Had a very enjoyable visit here, worth the visit, great little gift shop as well to visit afterwards.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is listed as a child attraction but is round the corner from the Trypp hotel, we came here late in the day after a day of wandering and sightseeing, it was really cool, with the dinosaurs in the first room you walk into! Definitely worth a visit whether you have kids or if you are a kid at heart... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is rather small and bit tangled museum, but attracted us with dinosaurs. Skeletons are full scale with all bones. So, probably they weren't all real. Nevertheless, worth to see. Full scale t-rex is amazing. There was a film on ceiling telling about history of universe from big bang onwards. It was interesting to see even without understanding narration

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A few weeks ago, my wife and I took sometime during a four day stay in Berlin to enjoy, sort of, this Museum. For someone, interested in Science, like myself, the sight of original and unique dinosaur fossils is really memorable. Our first visit to this site was back around 1995. In those days Berlin and the neighborhood of this... More 

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