Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

4.5
#4 of 187 in Museums in Berlin
Take a walk through shared German and European history at Deutsches Historisches Museum. The museum's massive collection includes 500,000 photographic prints, 50,000 military objects, and 170,000 documents (maps, newspapers, flyers, etc.). It also houses at least 100,000 everyday household objects, medical instruments, and religious articles. The building was erected between 1675 and 1730 to display the country's vast arsenal of cannons. It displays everything from prehistory right up to the present day. Because there's so much to see here, you may do best with a guided tour. Use our Berlin trip tool to arrange your visit to Deutsches Historisches Museum and other attractions in Berlin.
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  • A lot of history in one place, loved it, definitely worth visiting. I especially loved the medieval part.  more »
  • This museum offers a brilliantly detailed history of Germany and wider Europe spanning a timeline of many years. There is plenty to read and exhibits to see, and we could easily have spent a lot...  more »
  • A huge amount of material is well displayed and well explained in both German and English. The museum is free to visit.  more »
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  • Incredibly beautiful and no less incredibly interesting museum. If you are going to visit this museum, set aside more than two hours for it, otherwise even with relatively fast speed you will not have time to go around it all. Many different halls, with more than 8000 exhibits of the main exhibition of the museum, and periodically there are also other specialized exhibitions took place here. Weapons, outfits, armor, paintings, ancient books and manuscripts, old mechanisms and so on. One of the most interesting features of this museum is an interactive historical map, which in 3D shows what Europe looked like at different time periods. How it changed from era to era (the map is on one of the photographs of my review).
  • Just off Museum Island, its currently covered in scaffolding, but its hiding a great museum. Open and inviting it tells one of the most interesting and important histories of the world. Staff are all friendly. We saw one of the temporary exhibitions and were very impressed with the design, content and impartiality. The museum bookshop is also a very dangerous place for your wallet! In a city teaming with museums this has to be in the top bunch.
  • There is a large display with the map of Europe and how lands and borders changed throughout history. I expected a bit more relevant and interesting artifacts. Beside the oldest globe in the world and Napoleon's original hat and sword, there aren't many interesting unique items. There are much more portraits than paintings or photos of significant historical events. A large portion of exhibits is not covered by audio guides and a lot of exhibit information are in German only .
  • Definitely worth a visit! 4 euro for students and you can spend hours there! There is a permanent exhibition about the German history. Furthermore, there are special exhibitions going on all the time. It's also family friendly since it has some things kids can touch. Kind and helpful staff.
  • Pretty big museum covering the entire history of Germany and some of the surrounding influential countries. Also has an interesting film to watch right at the beginning that summarises the entirety of German history in 43 minutes which is pretty impressive. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a good museum.

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