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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 11, 2017
    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 »
  • August 9, 2017
    The Militärhistorische Museum suggests using a new concept and a very impressive architecture, with theme "Conflict" deal.
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