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German Historical Museum, Berlin

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
Take a walk through shared German and European history at German Historical 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. Plan to visit German Historical Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Berlin attractions using our Berlin trip itinerary maker.
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  • Very spontaneously I decided to visit the Museum. I have not informed me so in advance or had interest in a special exhibition. What has annoyed me the most was the structure of the main exhibition, the arrangement. absolutely incomprehensible for me layout/theme selection, mess, only to then somehow in any context to show the an exhibit. According to the motto, kuck - we have it! To do so but must create lots of topics / invent, and that has to match all kind with each other. And just as the exhibition is constructed then somehow into each other, in a row. Winding with exhibits in artificially created, dark narrow corridors. And left, right, before a thousand panels with lyrics about one of the countless theme sections. The exhibits no word. Tiring, sober and extremely messy. There also no modern design uses. When Museum visitors in the end just as dead and his snakes, such as the exhibits, work, right what do not. P.s. dear teacher any history website has more charm and didactically more valuable than that. And an adult story interested person says it. Torture your students with this museum.
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  • This is an excellent museum, with text in both German and English. It will give you a fine summary of German history. I found it tends to display an excessive number of portraits, and fewer object of ...  read more »
  • A good way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You will need at least four/five hours to see everything. If short on time, focus on the parts you are mostly interested in! I found the audio guide interesting...  read more »
  • Historically beautiful, a museum of art and emotion. This museum engage the viewer's emotion with its simple yet moving words. If you actually take time to read the description, you'll find it moving and beautiful. It points out where to focus as you can then connect with its people, time, and the environment. This is a history museum, histories are about people, people then generate emotions. The placement of the art, the exhibit of the art, the selection of the art, have proved to be more than just a display, but a world of untold words, story by story.
  • Great collection of German and European history from the middle ages through modernity. I found the pre-20th century permanent exhibit confusing and hard to follow. The sections felt like disjoint sets of information (Charlemagne, Prussia, insert other historical time here). This made it difficult to understand how the history of Germany was progressing. Perhaps the maps (in German only) would have helped. There was a very loud tour guide/group which made it hard to focus. The security personnel seemed more interested in his cell phone. Overall this is a great collection that I would heartily recommend that anyone visit. However, it could definitely be improved to better show the growing identity of Germany over the centuries.
  • Spent a few hours going through the history of Germany, the first floor houses the 18th century era up to the 19th century, the ground floor where it really starts getting interesting 1900 onwards, an audio guide is a must.
  • Great museum. I wish I hadn't saved it until my last day. As noted, the permanent collection is a little hard to follow. You have to pay close attention to the time period signs. The permanent collection is in the old building, and the special events are in the new building.
  • Great museum that has all the history of Germany. The exhibitions are well planned, however there's just a HUGE amount of information everywhere. So you either have to miss some things or read and learn a lot here.
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