Military History Museum, Dresden

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Dresden holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Military History Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We have visited the Museum on Monday evening and had to pay therefore no admission. Nevertheless, the Museum was not too full and the visitors have spread well. You should schedule definitely long. One small criticism would be that the movies at some stations are not liquid gone.
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  • Allow plenty of time as it's quite big. Pretty much every exhibit has a good English translation. Well organised and interesting diversions eg animals in war.  more »
  • The Militärhistorische Museum suggests using a new concept and a very impressive architecture, with theme "Conflict" deal.
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The Old City, or Altstadt district, is the city's historical center. You'll find a wide selection of accommodations around the major tourist sites. For an area that stays active both day and night, consider lodging in Aussere Neustadt, located northeast of the Old City. The Hellerau District has an urban and hip vibe, thanks to the fashionable young locals who populate the area. Boutique hotels contribute to the area's chic feel.
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