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Museum of Hamburg History, Hamburg

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History Museum Museum
Founded in 1839, Museum of Hamburg History 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 Museum of Hamburg History on your trip to Hamburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The building is a bit old fashioned, but the exhibition is well selected and rich in content. We went there on a Sunday afternoon. It was very quiet. On the top floor there is a train model. The train...  more »
  • Nice place to spend few hours. 9.5euros. They do not charge under 18. You can see many things about Hamburg history.  more »
  • It's a great place to learn about the city in so many details and facts, from the early medieval times till modern days. To understand the real spirit of the city and its people, their lives, their fr...  more »
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  • An old fashioned museum building, but it was very interesting. There were almost noone there at a Sunday afternoon. I especially liked all the makets. At the top floor there was a huge analogue modell railway system. They started it for the 4 of us.
  • A great place to explore the development of Hamburg from a small settlement more than a 1000yrs ago into a modern metropolis. The model train demonstration further adds to the fun :)
  • Not my favourite museum in Hamburg, but quite decent nonetheless. It focuses on the mercantile history. When I was a kid, the highlight was the extensive miniature train set right under the roof, but these days you want to go to Miniatur Wunderland for that!
  • If you're interest in getting to learn more about the history of Hamburg, then this museum is a must. Make sure you have at least two hours to go over all three floors of beautiful collections and exhibitions.
  • Worth a visit. Do the audio guide option.