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German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

I've been to many military museums but I really liked this one for the feeling you get when you walk in. Knowing that this was where it all officially ended. It gives you a sense of history as the room and the tables have all been left alone. When I arrived there was only about 20 people nice change as a lot of other places are crowded and noisy eg : check point Charlie. The museum has no entry fee which I thought was amazing in this day and age. As other people have said its a bit hard to get too but worth the effort.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I found this one of the best WW II museums I have visited. Admission is free and an Audio Guide is also provided. Go to S-Bahn Karshorst (S3) and take the 296 Bus which stops at the front door. TIP FOR ALL MUSEUMS - take your own earbuds or overhead headphones to save holding the Audio Guide to your ear for your whole tour.
The museum deals with German - Soviet relations from the Russian Revolution in 1917 to 1990 with a focus on WW II and how 20 million Russians died as a result of the War. The burning of villages, crops and the inhuman treatment of civilians and prisoners of war as the Germans advanced and retreated is dealt with graphically and explains to some extent what has been perceived as Russian excesses in Germany and Berlin as the invading Russians captured the eastern part of Germany and Berlin. It also details how prisoners of war were not repatriated until well after the war finished and in some cases not until 1955. Prisoners of war were not welcomed home by either Country.
This is where the German Armed forces commanders ratified and confirmed the unconditional German surrender and the room is untouched from that day.An historic film is screened. It is also from where the joint Allied forces administered Berlin after WW II until the agreement fell apart in the late 1940's. From this date it was the Russian command centre for East Berlin and East Germany.
To do it justice you need to spend at least half a day, but don't be dissuaded from spending a shorter time.
Most displays come with English translations, but the Audio Guide also greatly assists.
Outside there is a display of Russian tanks and military trucks.
I rate this as a must visit for those interested in WW II history.

4  Thank CatsAustralia
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. Apart from the old Russian tanks outside once inside the atmosphere speaks for itself. The guides are really helpful and go out of their way to explain things and nothing about the room where the surrender was signed in 1945 has been changed. If you enjoy history of the period this is a must see.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

If you have a slender curiosity towards history and are in Berlin, I recommend a visit to this museum. If you are a keen Second World War enthusiast I strongly recommend visiting this thoughtfully laid-out museum. Only 15-20 minute walk from Tierpark U-bahn station, German-Russian museum is a reverential testimonial to the Soviet sacrifice during the war. Due to being a Soviet memorial, the museum is presented from their evaluation of inhumanity and their effort in defeating fascism and Nazism in Europe. A very delightful, though sombre, 1-2 hours visit. Lastly, I will clarify ALL displays come with English translations.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Travel to Ostkreuz to take the S3 3 stops to karlstad. From there a 10 minute walk or a bus. Very quiet place, free entrance and booklet. The setup if this small museum is really good, and i have seen many.

Fantastic atmosphere in the main room where the germans signed the end of the war. Inside is a small tv dcreen playing the original video. And when you look up through the room while it plays. Its if you are really there. Cups, vases, flags. Nothing has been changed for 70 yrs. impressive. A nice short tour on the second floor makes this a very good museum. Takes prob an hour. Comfy time, for historic reasons, a must see in my opinion. Way better than wannsee.

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