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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Informative and interesting

Very interesting museum looking at German history following WW2, which is a different slant than on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
373Cherry
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Zurich, Switzerland
Large interesting museum

Spent an interesting morning here and could have stayed longer. English audio tour useful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Soniaasb
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Willie Brandt Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 16, 2011

Great museum and it's free. If you want to know anthing about modern German history since 1945, this is the place to visit.

7  Thank nottmmike
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 21, 2012

I love history, especially that of the last hundred years, so I naturally came here. The collection is huge, and the exhibits interesting, but, information wise, it was a let down. My German is touchy, so I was very frustrated with the lack of any...More

8  Thank Joann M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum looking at German history following WW2, which is a different slant than on the usual history of the war. I would highly reccomend using an audio guide which is full of information (and is free). Much information on the walls is in...More

Thank 373Cherry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an interesting morning here and could have stayed longer. English audio tour useful - remember to take your own headphones. Detailed history of Germany post war and interesting social history of East and West Germany and the reunification.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove a long way to Bonn only to visit this museum ("Haus der Geschichte"), and I'm glad to report that it was well worth our journey. I do wish that we'd planned the day better but we didn't realise just how large and comprehensive...More

2  Thank SwissMs
Reviewed September 18, 2018

My husband loved this place. We only had an hour before closing so were pretty rushed and did not get through it all. It is well laid out as it moves through each time period. I loved the before and after photos of cities in...More

1  Thank Brenda C
Reviewed August 19, 2018

All changing exhibitions of high quality. Each exhibition has its own entrance fee. Monumental building with a great grandeur and class. The associated cafe / restaurant is of good quality with a smooth operation. Also great for breakfast with three types of breakfast with an...More

1  Thank johnheynen
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We spent an afternoon at this museum. The chronological order of the exhibits led us through the history of post war Germany in really interesting and accessible way. Well worth visiting.

2  Thank whinfellwanderer
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Modern and well thought out displays, helpful staff and a lovely cafe. Well worth it. The history of Germany from the end of WWII to the current day. The Cold War, the wall coming down, black markets for Western goods and immigration all covered. Excellent....More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to this museum in June 2018 shook us and our emotional impact cannot be expressed by sheer words. From the terrible moments to the current state of achievement the country has gone through has been exhibited very well. It's simply commendable. Worth a...More

Thank GEETHAV90
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Free museum which is an absolute gem for any history buffs. We were rather confused as it seems to be known under various names but we eventually found it ! Spent a few hours in here , would be nice if more of the displays...More

Thank 154gaile
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Wirth going to this place of interest , a lot of knowledge to take home. very convenient to go there as there is train near by

2  Thank kirank988
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