Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

4.5
#4 of 194 in Museums in Berlin
Take a walk through shared German and European history at Deutsches Historisches Museum. The museum's massive collection includes 500,000 photographic prints, 50,000 military objects, and 170,000 documents (maps, newspapers, flyers, etc.). It also houses at least 100,000 everyday household objects, medical instruments, and religious articles. The building was erected between 1675 and 1730 to display the country's vast arsenal of cannons. It displays everything from prehistory right up to the present day. Because there's so much to see here, you may do best with a guided tour. Make Deutsches Historisches Museum a centerpiece of your Berlin vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Berlin trip tool .
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  • We were walking down the street from Brandeburg Tor when we saw a lot of people entering a building. We went there and found out it was the Museum of German history and decided to enter. It was the best decision we made on the trip, we stayed in the museum for 5 hours, because we still quickly saw some parts, because there are a multitude of interesting historical objects that tell the history of Germany, from the Middle Ages to the fall of the Wall of Berlin. We left there delighted. Unmissable tour, but go with plenty of time.
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  • Yesterday I had an invitation to the concert in the beautiful courtyard of the museum. In advance, I looked at some exhibits of German history in a short walk. Unfortunately, there was not enough time.... it is essential to plan another visit! The entrance of the museum is beautifully arranged and the covered courtyard is magnificent! The concert in the evening showed that acoustically this space is easy to use. Mr. Deppendorf has clearly shown his love for the museum! Chapeau! I highly recommend this visit to everyone!!!
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  • Incredibly beautiful and no less incredibly interesting museum. If you are going to visit this museum, set aside more than two hours for it, otherwise even with relatively fast speed you will not have time to go around it all. Many different halls, with more than 8000 exhibits of the main exhibition of the museum, and periodically there are also other specialized exhibitions took place here. Weapons, outfits, armor, paintings, ancient books and manuscripts, old mechanisms and so on. One of the most interesting features of this museum is an interactive historical map, which in 3D shows what Europe looked like at different time periods. How it changed from era to era (the map is on one of the photographs of my review).
  • Just off Museum Island, its currently covered in scaffolding, but its hiding a great museum. Open and inviting it tells one of the most interesting and important histories of the world. Staff are all friendly. We saw one of the temporary exhibitions and were very impressed with the design, content and impartiality. The museum bookshop is also a very dangerous place for your wallet! In a city teaming with museums this has to be in the top bunch.
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