German Historical Museum, Berlin

4.5
#5 of 193 in Museums in Berlin
Take a walk through shared German and European history at German Historical 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 German Historical Museum a centerpiece of your Berlin vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Berlin trip tool .
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  • Germany has had a far more complex history than most European Nations , from Holy Roman Empire , to the Imperial Germany of the Kaisers , the short lived Weimar Republic , the Third Reich , Post WWII ...  more »
  • We visited on a day when the museum was free. We focused on the ground floor permanent museum which was enough for the time we had - insightful, interesting, informative and with illuminating artefact...  more »
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  • Really deep and systematic information on not only German, but also central European history, which you're unlikely to find in mainstream news or your brief history lessons. Will likely change your perspective and understanding of a lot of things forever. Definitely set aside a few hours for it. Some aspects (e.g. numbering) are slightly disorganized though, and all the staff look like they can't be bothered and would rather be home even though it's just 11 in the morning. So be prepared.
  • Beautiful place with a lot of artifacts. Very nice organized space. Really very nice new part of museum with photo exhibition. Good price, good place - well done!
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