German National Museum of Contemporary History, Bonn
(4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
German National Museum of Contemporary History includes a historical cartoon gallery with more than 75,000 political cartoons and caricatures. This museum covers Germany from 1945 to the present. Exhibits explain the Peaceful Revolution and tell how Germany has overcome its period of division. Experience the tumultuous recent past of this nation with documents, photos, films, sound recordings, and artworks. Relics from both sides of the wall illustrate the stark contrast in the lifestyles of people from East and West Germany. You can download an audio guide from the website. Using our online itinerary creator, Bonn attractions like German National Museum of Contemporary History can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Free this great museum where you can read and see a great deal on developments in Germany (and the world) after the 2nd World War. You can easily walk around without a few hours you get bored. Particularly instructive.
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  • The permanent exhibition of the Museum is extraordinary, but I think what really takes the Palms is the museographic discourse: the way of presenting simultaneously occurring in the East and the West, confronted each other, and the East always how incarcerated, is extraordinary. The recreation of the situation that is Germany right at the end of the war is also very impressive because it is very well presented. It really is a surround experience. Although most of the cards are only in German, the more general are also in English, and one can get a sense with them of what is happening. If cards are necessary to be able to spin the exhibition fully, but even without them, it is still an immersive experience. Not to be missed.
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  • Huge "political" District Museum in Bonn, close to the path of democracy. The first feature of this museum is that it's free, but at the same time huge with lots of things to see (most with German history) and allows you to become a politician (the discovery) and make mini music videos (in November 2016). Considered 2 hours to see it all, too quickly. The only flaw of this museum is that there is no Italian language, or English, only German.
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