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Story of Berlin, Berlin

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Discover 800 years of Berlin history at Story of Berlin. This interactive museum is home to 23 themed rooms equipped with multimedia technology. In each room, you can get a taste of what life was like for city residents during different eras. Don't miss the guided tour of an original, Cold War nuclear bomb shelter. It was intended to be able to keep 3,600 people alive for two weeks. If you have a smartphone, the museum's app provides additional information for each room. See Story of Berlin and all Berlin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Berlin day trip planning website .
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  • In addition to the various points of history, many physical elements invite us to immerse ourselves in the history of Berlin since its inception. The visit of the bunker is also very interesting.
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  • We're students so got discount entry which was nice as I was reluctant to pay the 12 euro each or whatever it was. We really enjoyed the exhibit, spanned from medieval Germany all the way through to t...  more »
  • This museum offers a guided tour of a cold war bunker which was the highlight of the day. Really gave you a true insight into the cold war berlin. Must do experience while in Berlin.  more »
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  • A lovely surprise for an afternoon museum trip! The museum is not located in the busy district. It also looks small from the outside, but we spent more than 2 hours exploring it. The walking tour of the bunker is definitely the highlight! You can choose to get an English tour as well.
  • Excellent private collection museum located in a popular location. The visit to the bunker is worth the admission alone. Tours to the bunker last 30 minutes you can exit and re-enter the museum if you arrive early. The rest of the museum is very interesting without looking stuffy. The set out allows you to follow a main theme and visit rooms with exhibits alongside. You could spend half a day to 2 hours here looking through the collection. Worth a visit if you want a 400 year history of Berlin in one building. Thumbs up from me.
  • The museum is vast and covers the entire history of Berlin leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Every room is furnished with a lot of careful attention to detail. Ambient effects create the appropriate atmosphere for each chapter of history. The fallout shelter is also worth a visit and helps visualising the dread of a constant threat of thermonuclear war.
  • Been there twice, and surprisingly the experience was quite distinct, given the guides that got us to the shelter, both positives but with completely different perspectives whether people would survive or not a nuclear blast or not. The tour is also quite interesting.
  • I have to agree with some of the comments. I wasn't too impressed. Visually really nice, but the story (captions) a bit chaotic and not easy to follow. I didn't feel like I left with a lot more knowledge than I came with. The part that disappointed me was the bunker tour. The guide started out with saying that the nuclear bunker could never be used and they already knew it at the time they built it (not deep enough). So what is the point then?

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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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