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Military History Museum, Dresden
(4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
A visit to Military History Museum in Dresden offers an insightful look into the human aspects of war, as well as the evolution of German military technology. The original building, which served as an armory, was built in 1873 and was a Nazi museum, a Soviet museum, and an East German museum before being closed in 1989. It reopened in 2011 with the striking metallic addition on the facade, which is meant to make visitors reconsider the way they think about war. Pass through the exhibit spaces divided into nine categories, such as politics, human aggression, and art in war. At the top level, you can walk along the modern structure, which is open to the elements and offers views of Dresden. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Military History Museum and many more Dresden attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Dresden vacation planner.
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  • Military-historical Museum is excellently organized and kept to a minimum the number of exhibits, to put to focus on particularly meaningful pieces. It is no ordinary military museum, but also clearly focusing on the horrors of war and the German past.
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  • Surprisingly for a Museum the food here was pretty good. The Menu card has a large and Small selection of meals to choose from but be aware some can be a little expensive for what you get. Saying that...  more »
  • This museum, often overlooked by visitors to Dresden and Germany, offers a great insight in the war and many artifacts. Some visitors may complain that it may seem somewhat chaotic to navigate, the ar...  more »