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Military History Museum

Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 8232803
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Very modern museum

We had a guided tour of the museum which was suited to our Leger tour - RAF Bomber Command - so we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the best museums I have visited!

This museum is amazing. It is well laid out with a lot of creativity and careful thought dedicated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul K
Weimar, Germany
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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. The light and shadow effects produced by the new wedge symbolise the eventful military history of Germany. Both the architecture and the permanent exhibition of the Military History Museum seek to avoid biased presentations and to challenge traditional perspectives. The exhibition confronts the visitor with his or her own potential for aggression and shows violence as a historical, cultural, and anthropological phenomenon.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 8232803

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour of the museum which was suited to our Leger tour - RAF Bomber Command - so we didn't see everything in this very large museum. It was vey interesting, very well laid out with plenty of room for everything. We...More

Thank CocoaBerkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is amazing. It is well laid out with a lot of creativity and careful thought dedicated to the space, the collection, and the overall narrative. There is an incredible amount of content here. One really could spend the entire day in the museum....More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went with an arts group comprising mainly women over sixty! Most of us felt this would not be our "scene" but it was fascinating. We had a wonderful,young guide, Marcus, who was passionate about his subject. So much to see and the mixture of architecture...More

Thank meme s
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My 13 year old son and I took the tram from downtown Dresden to this wonderful museum. We were floored on how big this place was. I highly recommend getting an Audio tour, due to the fact the some of the exhibits are not in...More

1  Thank finderat97
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I loved the setting,the building and extension. The high point was the service in the restaurant and the tasy meal. Nothing was too difficult to provide and reasonable.

1  Thank Eggtimer186225
Reviewed 25 March 2017

For a museum, it is very good and requires at least 2 hours for the visit. The exhibits are outstanding and very informative even for students. Take your time and visit all the floors.

1  Thank Bucko007
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I'm in love with this museum. There is everything I want to see and more. I spend like 5 hours looking. Absolutely amazing. The people who met in the museum are very polite and try to help you with everything. There was this soldier in...More

1  Thank Denislav K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's by far more than just an "Army Museum", it covers also aspects of "military technology we use on a daily basis in civilian life", or "military language we use every day", or "military fashion", "the role of animals in the military" and so on......More

1  Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I spent around 3 hours there and I still didn't see anything. I decided to spend more time on the thematic exhibits rather than the strictly historical ones. I was very impressed with everything I saw. The museum is very new and all exhibits are...More

2  Thank GinnyShoe
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I am so glad that we went to this museum. We went because my husband was very interested in going but I ended up enjoying it just as much as he did and our 5 year old daughter was enthralled. She keeps asking to go...More

1  Thank mirandaherman
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Please advice the closer bus station from the museum. Thank you!
25 May 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.
Is there parking available at or nearby the Military History Museum in Dresden?
27 April 2017|
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Response from mirandaherman | Reviewed this property |
We were able to park on the street for free without a problem but there was also paid parking options available.