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Hamburg Museum, Hamburg
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Founded in 1839, Hamburg Museum gives great insight into the history of the city of Hamburg and the role it has played throughout history. Make your way through the museum to see exhibits on daily life and culture in Hamburg from the Middle Ages onward. You'll also learn about important events and developments in the city, such as maritime trading, the role of the church, emigration, the fire of 1842 that destroyed a great deal of the city, and much more. The museum houses many models and dioramas, including a well-known railway model that helps visitors visualize and understand the past. Use our Hamburg itinerary builder to visit Hamburg Museum on your trip to Hamburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Despite the fact that I and my son was five times in Hamburg, we have missed this very interesting museum. A museum for both adults and children. There was even the oldest model railway in Europe.
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  • As opposed to the other museum we visited this museum was fascinating, with loads of exhibits, information in english and German and really friendly staff, i'd reccomend it to anyone. 
  • Since I have not had been me with the history of Hamburg, a visit to this museum was an absolute must. The design should attract everyone, even if you don't like classic museums. I was thrilled.
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  • Very good museum with very complete and interesting information about Hamburg from its creation to the 20st century development. I recommend to visit it as soon as you arrive in Hamburg.
  • Great displays with information also in English and a terrific audio guide. Spent almost a whole day here, but only saw the second floor. Our goal was to learn more about the Hanseatic League, this we did plus much more. We had lunch and afternoon tea in their atmospheric café: the food was tasty and staff helpful.
  • Well organized. Beautiful models and reconstructions
  • Great museum, with a logical sequence and a complete audioguide. Loved the miniatures.
  • Really good voice guidance and that is at no extra charge.