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Military History Museum

Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 8232803
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SadieMT
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Missoula, Montana
Excellent museum with minor caveats

Excellent, educational and well designed museum. Military people or those who already have... read more

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The Military History Museum in Dresden consists of two parts: an arsenal that was built in 1877 and a new extension designed by U.S. architect Daniel Libeskind and completed in 2011. Shaped like a wedge, the extension cuts through the old arsenal. The light and shadow effects produced by the new wedge symbolise the eventful military history of Germany. Both the architecture and the permanent exhibition of the Military History Museum seek to avoid biased presentations and to challenge traditional perspectives. The exhibition confronts the visitor with his or her own potential for aggression and shows violence as a historical, cultural, and anthropological phenomenon.
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Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday

This is not close to the center so you have to either drive, take a cab or figure out public transportion. It appears to be part of a military facility so groups of young soldiers were there maybe as part of their training. The World...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent, educational and well designed museum. Military people or those who already have knowledge of military history may find some of the displays a little basic. But overall it’s excellent. Standout content for me was government activities to reform and broaded the appeal of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a guided tour of this museum and although very informative it would have been nicer to wander ourselves and look at the exhibits but we were part of a coach tour and thus was organised. The museum has a large cafe, this sells...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had my doubts about this place before entering, but once inside I found a super display of the German military without it being overpowering. Well layed out and very informative displays. Several floors to view, small gift shop and excellent cafe. Larger items outside...More

Thank Ivortheboneless
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Very interesting and complete museum of military, one of the best in Germany and perhaps even Europe. Also the building´s architecture is impressive. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to see everything in detail, therefore plan at least 3 hours!

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Spent a day at the museum. The arrangement is very good and a lot of interesting things inside. Display set up allowed attendee to follow through the military history of Germany. It will be very good if the visit is combined with Germany National history...More

Thank Navadon S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I'm not a great museum or gallery fan as my legs get tired and often the displays are verging on the infantile but this museum is on a different level altogether. The various sections take you from Ancient Greece to 21st century Afghanistan and the...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This museum has been modernised to good effect. Rather than just cases of exhibits it concentrates on war and its effect from a number of different perspectives. The animals in war section was unique and very well done. I would advise a tour as some...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A really good visit here. I found the first hall, which concentrated on the emergence of the German state really interesting as it was a period in history that I knew little if anything about....the subject was very well presented. The wide ranging museum has...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

If you are a NATO soldier bring your ID card as you get in FREE. Me being retired US military also got in free. Great and HUGE exhibit especially the early years before Germany became a country. Four floors of many, many artifacts with explanations...More

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Rad1945
3 December 2017|
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Response from seamusmurphy | Reviewed this property |
Hi fellow traveller, sorry for the delay, yes it has a half track U.S. Army sadly it is uncovered and the weather was getting into it sadly. A fine machine in it's day smaller than the German equivalent but probably more... More
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The closest public transportation stop is Staufenbergallee – use Straßenbahn (tram) line 7 or 8 from central Dresden. From the airport, use the S-Bahn to Industriegelände and then tram 7 or 8.
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Response from mirandaherman | Reviewed this property |
We were able to park on the street for free without a problem but there was also paid parking options available.
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