Museum of Hamburg History, Hamburg

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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. Make Museum of Hamburg History a centerpiece of your Hamburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hamburg trip planner .
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  • If you are uncertain of the past you must visit. This goes back in time and shows you how people and life has changed over the centuries makes you appreciate how our everyday life has been shaped by t...  more »
  • Penalty so that everything is in German, there is no audio guide or possibility to get a guide in Spanish. However it has an interesting collection of models of boats from different eras and an enviable collection of trains with locomotives with sound and smoke, from different eras, is worthwhile.
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  • We spent two hours in the Museum and the time just flew by in the flight. The exhibits are interesting built and equipped with interesting details. A good visit!
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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.

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