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The Story of Berlin

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Address: Kurfurstendamm 207-208, 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 4930 88720100
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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THE STORY OF BERLIN is the interactive museum of the capital. Spread over...

THE STORY OF BERLIN is the interactive museum of the capital. Spread over 6.000 square meters visitors can explore 800 years of Berlin history. In 23 theme rooms – each of them designed individually and equipped with modern multimedia technology – everyone can experience everyday life of the people of Berlin during different eras.

One highlight of the exhibition is a guided tour through an original nuclear bomb shelter from the Cold War below the Kurfurstendamm which still can be used by 3.592 persons in case of an emergency.

We offer a special search game called "Pinky & Fox". Carrying a pencil and the treasure map, kids go on a discovery tour through the museum. On request older children get our STORY-Quiz leaflet with some puzzle games and thrilling details about the Berlin history.

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Excellent, interactive museum

My boyfriend and I visited here as a spur of the moment idea whilst passing one Sunday and we are glad we did. We were made to feel very welcome upon arrival and as always... read more

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited here as a spur of the moment idea whilst passing one Sunday and we are glad we did. We were made to feel very welcome upon arrival and as always everyone spoke good English. The museum itself was bright and colourful with a number of rooms, exhibits, displays and lots of interaction for both adults... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent about 4.5 hours at this museum but could easily have been there all day. It details the history of Berlin from it's Medieval origins to the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is very effective in creating the past in a very vivid visual and aural sense. At times it is like being in an art installation, but... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting to see how Berlin started out and changed trough out the history. The visit to the atomic bunker was also a real eyeopener.

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Stockholm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide spoke very poor English, making the visit tedious. :( The museum says it's an interactive, multi-media place, but honestly, it does not fit the description.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself was interesting however the nuclear bunker tour stole the show and I was very pleased I did it. Learnt lots of new information and the English tour guide was great.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

You will get a good insight in the history & development of Berlin. The tour through the nuclear bomb shelter is impressive.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A must see museum that provides children and adults with a clear understanding of the city's changes and challenges over the years through fantastic presentations and a wealth of tremendous artefacts. We spent nearly two hours here and thought it provided us with precious historical and cultural references for our later explorations of the city. You won't regret a visit... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very good exhibition telling the complete history of Berlin. It took a good while to go through the whole exhibition which was interesting with different rooms set for different periods. The best part of the visit was a trip down into a nuclear bunker underneath the streets, The guide was very informative and answered all questions confidently. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This exhibition is interactive and uses multi media to present history from the days of being a market village to today. The displays are creative and take you right into the period of history you are being shown. The tour into the nuclear bomb shelter was fascinating and reminder of how lucky it wasn't needed. Allow 3 hours so you... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We went to this as "filler" on our last day pre-flight and really we should have done it at the start of the week. €25 for family ticket, were there 2.5 hrs. The earlier Berlin history was rather disjointed but the modern was great. Beware school trips- the kids clearly are only there for a snog in the darker recesses,... More 

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Charlottenburg
Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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