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Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

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Address: No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, China
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Small but fine

I visited this site in summer 2015. The house is nice, particularly the winter garden. It is also in relatively good shape. The exhibition of historic articles is pretty straight... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 April 2016
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This former German governor's residence is a very good small museum with German architectural design of 110 years ago. While its outlook remains a timeless building making a good subject of photography, it is a very interesting museum with plenty of scale models of buildings of the era of German occupation and then the era of Japanese occupation of Qingdao.... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

No big deal, but a nice novelty. Worth a look see if you're in Qingdao. Remember the Germans were only in the area from 1897 to 1914. Therefore, the Chinese officials had a much longer use of the property including Chairman Mao. However, that is not normally discussed.

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Qingdao, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you like German history check this out. If you like old German architecture, check out out. If not you will find yourself quite bored. It is located near the beach and many other historical sites though. The area is nice, so if you are in the area, pop in for a look.

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Thank Dustin D
Qingdao, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

As a North American, I've seen very similar buildings in North America from the inside. If you're from Europe, you'd probably be even less impressed. It is pretty nice from the outside though and its free to enter the grounds. I wouldn't recommend paying the 20RMB to enter unless you've never seen anything like it before.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I visited this site in summer 2015. The house is nice, particularly the winter garden. It is also in relatively good shape. The exhibition of historic articles is pretty straight forward, with no special attention paid to making it look like a lived in house but rather having exhibits in glass cabinets. Aside from household articles there are models of... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

They are revolving tourist domes. theres a shopping mall that tunnels through the mountain behind this mansion, and under the orange balls.

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

This place exceeded our expectations by some margin, and we would easily rate it as our favourite sight in Qingdao. Hailing from the earliest years of the twentieth century, it is a beautifully maintained Art Noveau mansion, featuring timber portions as well as stonework. The whole beautiful has a Gothic look, like a German castle at the peak of the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Several facets of the house reviewed lots of nooks and crannies that made the tour interesting. The view from the hill was nice.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

This place is currently under renovation till end of March. Hence, not able to see the internal building. However the external area looks nice and good.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

German buildings in the middle of China - great architecture. Easy to get there as its in a busy tourist area of Qingdao.

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