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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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  • This museum is a wonderful find full of interesting facts and it gives you both sides opinions of various conflicts and what it was like for citizens of Dresden who suffer through all conflicts. The p...  more »
  • The museum gives an interesting overview of the German military history in connection with various aspects of culture, music, etc. The museum is situated in a historic building where architect Daniel Libeskind added a contemporary design. The museum is definitely a must to visit when you are in Dresden.
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  • The building is already a looker. The Museum is very well constructed and you get a fascinating insight into the history of the Bundeswehr and in Germany. Even without the guide very informative. Absolutely worth seeing!
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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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