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German Historical Museum

Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 203040
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Must see while in Berlin. Need 4 hours.

We came with about 2.5 hours left before closing. Thought we'd blow through the medieval part... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A must to understand German history

Any visit to the Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden is not complete without a visit to this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ewen M
Melbourne, Australia
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 203040
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came with about 2.5 hours left before closing. Thought we'd blow through the medieval part (upstairs) and focus on 20th c downstairs. But no! So much of interest upstairs - Martin Luther, etc. I rented the audio guide which I hardly used since we...More

Thank santonez
Reviewed 5 days ago

Any visit to the Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden is not complete without a visit to this Museum. To see it all would require a full day, if not more. We focussed on the German history post First World War, and could easily have...More

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very well organised and clear exposition of the history of Germany. Leave yourself at least 3 hours to take it all in

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Deutsches Historisches Museum yesterday and spent a good few hours there. Lots and lots of information to take in and would probably need 2 full days at least to fully absorb everything. Walking through the centuries of German history took its toll by...More

Thank jamesworldwide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tremendous range of data in both German and English and plenty of amazing artifacts to illustrate the data. This year was our 4th visit and we're only up to the industrial revolution. We intend to continue next year.

Thank btrochdale44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for comprehensive coverage of Germany’s history good and bad this museum is amazing. Presented well in chronological order over the decades and centuries and everything is covered. The information and the artefacts are very impressive from medieval times to WWII and...More

Thank Nev67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was fantastic! We could have spent even longer here, 2 hours was barely enough time to take it all in. The museum is a really well structured journey through German history from medieval times through to WWII. I would definitely recommend it as...More

Thank Juliette M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So far I have spent two full days visiting this museum and the special exhibits. The sheer quantity of information can make it overwhelming. Walking through ‘quickly’ is difficult (for me, at least), but then if you want to examine one specific period/event in detail...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Berlin for 3 days and tried to see everything we could. Bottom line, we need a return visit. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Great location for a day of visiting. Put it on your list.

Thank paul s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 and a half hours in the Russian Revolution exhibit so didn't get them time to go into the main building, however for EUR8 were very impressed with the well designed layout of the exhibition and the rich information it contained. I have...More

Thank Lesa G
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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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.
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