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Military History Museum

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Very comprehensive German military museum

Beautifully designed world class museum. You need a minimum of 4 hours to look at all the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul R
A must visit building in Dresden

Designed by Daniel Libeskind. The military museum tells the history of the German Military. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chinmay M
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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 yesterday

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.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Chinmay M
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

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

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

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

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

4  Thank marlenes854
Reviewed July 24, 2018

If you are interested in military history, this museum is excellent, it is just north of the city center, and it is not expensive. Set aside 3 or 4 hours.

3  Thank ThePapasmurf194... .
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Superb museum with hall upon hall of displays. Proper old school displays of artefacts in cases not just printed board upon board of text and grainy photographs. Spent a good 4 hours here and could easily have had lunch and pushed another couple of hours...More

2  Thank themeparkphobia
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July 27, 2018|
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Response from themeparkphobia | Reviewed this property |
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 seamusmurphy | 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
May 25, 2017|
Response from finderat97 | Reviewed this property |
The closest public transportation stop is Staufenbergallee – use Straßenbahn (tram) line 7 or 8 from central Dresden. From the airport, use the S-Bahn to Industriegelände and then tram 7 or 8.