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Hamburg Museum, Hamburg
(4.3/5 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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  • Regretfully we left our visit to this museum until the penultimate day of our trip to Hamburg and found that the three hours we spent here were not sufficient. For train buffs this museum also has a l...  more »
  • The museum displays many aspects of the history of Hamburg, E.g. the development of the city from its founding until living conditions earlier today, and today, the fire and the cholera epidemic, immigrants and Jews in Hamburg. Everything is very clearly shown, if you have questions, there's helpful staff. A demonstration of the large model railway, which depicts Hamburg-Harburg station is worth experiencing. If you want to see everything in the Museum alone, an entire day for this plan.
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  • This is a very interesting place, which tells us about the shipbuilding, Hamburg port, migrants, fire, people. You can explore the living rooms of those times as well. 
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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.