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Military History Museum

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Definitely a must for history buffs!

This museum is packed full of history! We spent three hours and only did the first two floors... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Germantown, Maryland
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Surprisingly good museum and it gets you out of the tourist zone

This museum is more about history than being a display of weapons. In fact, weapons are a minor... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
San Francisco
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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...more
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Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 8232803
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

This museum is packed full of history! We spent three hours and only did the first two floors. Will have to go back for the other two floors!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 780betht
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This museum is more about history than being a display of weapons. In fact, weapons are a minor part of it. There is a lot more art and explanation of what got the Germans into various wars over the last 800 years. It is also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

The military museum is in its way interesting to visit but I don not feel that it gives you the insight in military history as its name suggests.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom D
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Beautifully designed world class museum. You need a minimum of 4 hours to look at all the exhibits. If you were to read all the information you would probably need to spend several days here.The range of exhibits is fantastic covering every facet of conflict

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Designed by Daniel Libeskind. The military museum tells the history of the German Military. The intervention of viewing gallery to the old building creates the openness. You can see the new Dresden from the viewing deck. The theme of display is very good. It depicts...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 3326chinmaym
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The Bundeswehr Military History Museum is lthe military museum of the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr. There is much to see, and though we spent seven hours there, it would have been easy to spend twice that amount of time there reading, listening and watching....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Boyd J
Reviewed September 2, 2018

An excellent museum, with beautifully designed exhibits on the history of war, its impact on people, and its tools and machinery. Given its subject matter, this could be dry or overwhelming, but it was neither -- it's really well done, and both the kids and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RxJ
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I love 20th century european history and don't miss a chance to learn more. I was very excited about my visit to the Military History Museum in Dresden and am glad I went. But rest assured, it is organized in a rather unique way. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank murphey1030
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a hot August day. The museum is on 4 floors, very well laid out, light, airy and cool. The exhibits are great and you can follow pre 1914, 1914-1945, post 45/Cold War/NATO times. They are well presented, modern and very objective, often...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank markjholloway
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The largest military museum in Germany is a testament against war. Make sure you take the audio which is free of charge. It becomes impossible to read everything after awhile. This is not something I would seek out, and went at my husband's insistence. Very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank marlenes854
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from Boyd J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that dogs other than guide dogs are allowed.
July 27, 2018|
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Parking available on public road but yes there is a car park. Go through the gates and turn left. Not sure what they charge though.
December 2, 2017|
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Response from Seamus M | 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