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Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem, Berlin

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Tour one of the world's most impressive and diverse collections of cultural artifacts at Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem. As part of Berlin's Dahlem Museum complex, the museum boasts a collection of more than 500,000 pre-modern art and artifacts from Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. Tour the collection of ritual vases and musical instruments from Africa, or visit the Japanese tearoom and Chinese imperial throne. Kids love climbing on the displays of typical ocean-going vessels in the South Seas Hall. Purchase a combined ticket to also gain entry to the three other Dahlem museums. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem and many more Berlin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Berlin vacation trip planner.
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  • This museum is in a big museum complex that also houses Museum of European Cultures and Museum of Asian Art. It is in the southwestern suburb of Dahlem and not centrally located. However, I do think i...  more »
  • Little Mayan deserved. ... This ... Otherwise ... stroll in the area around ... is nice
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  • Many of the exhibits are in the process of being moved to a museum in central Berlin. Absolutely fantastic collections! Also has topical exhibits such as one of photos and interiews with European seni...  more »
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  • My second favorite state museum in Berlin. A fantastic range of collections, wonderful curating and presentation. Being redesigned at the moment, so I can't wait to see what the future holds for this wonderful museum.
  • Very nice collection. If you are interested in ethnology and anthropology, then you must visit.
  • Fair ticket pricing, huge collection. Unfortunately only half of the descriptions are English, and hopefully the new museum will be more critical to the question of how these artifacts ended up in the museum.
  • Wonderful museum, definitevely worth going there. Be ready to be fascinated. It is a huge museum.
  • Fantastic museum with an impressive collection beautifully displayed.

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