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German Spy Museum Berlin

Leipziger Platz 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 398200450
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In the former capital of spies directly at Potsdamer Platz, as former hot spot of the Cold War, the German Spy Museum Berlin tells the fascinating history of espionage. On more than 32.000 sqft visitors can use cutting-edge technologies to expose the world's raffined and sometimes bizarre methods of intelligence services and agents multimedia and interactive. "High-tech is a trademark" the ARD-Tagesschau brings it to the point. About 200 touch screens and laser projections thereby support the spectacular selection of over 350 exhibits - from over 1,000 pieces in the museums collection - and make the visit a unique experience. This innovative use of technology in the museum is shown in several installations. Among other things, the exhibits in the showcases can be experienced in 360 ° and visitors can whatch numerous witness and expertreports - in specially elaborately produced interviews - about their experiences and research. This thrilling journey through time from the biblical spies to the whistleblowers and Big Data the present leads through 14 themes. One of these areas, 007 & Co., is dedicated to the fantastic world of fictional espionage. Right next to the so-called poison room, there are reports on the use of drugs and poisons in the world of espionage. You can also explore from the museum out interactively the capital of spies and much about the countless conspiracy dwellings and intelligence operations on both sides of the wall during the Cold War on the SpyMap, a 14 square meter laser projection. The area present and future, creates with themes like 9/11, Wikileaks, and Snowden an awareness in dealing with the new social media.
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“cold war” (55 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Leipziger Platz 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte
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Reviewed yesterday

Opposite 'The Mall of Berlin' and easy to get to via Potsdamer Platz Underground station. We had seen this place on our previous visit to Berlin but never got round to going in, but this time we did and we were not disappointed. 12 Euros...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Large museum. For people who grew up on James Bond movies and remember what the Cold War was. Excitement starts even from the entrance - you scan the ticket, enter the tube, door closes, you must wait, the next door opens. Beatiful display with historic...More

Thank Sergei S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe it is my age (69), but I totally enjoyed seeing so many of the things that I recognized from history. You get to see the actual devices used and the how/why they were needed or used. Unfortunately, I did not get to finish the...More

Thank Charlotte S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Berlin used to be (?) the spy capital of the world for quite a number of years. Now they have a museum describing the era, the politics involved, the technology and the actors. Very interesting and intriguing.

Thank Mr T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this museum as it was very interactive and more interesting than just looking at exhibits. It is rather small however so can be done in an hour. I especially loved the laser maze, however there should be a member of staff watching it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They closed the lazer maze right before we went in and then we had to wait 30min to go back. Don’t go.More

Thank ZaraCD_11
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Robert R, Geschäftsführer at German Spy Museum Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Zara, the laser maze is closed for max. 30 minutes due to birthday parties. You can see the times at the ticket desk. As the average visit in the exhibition is 2 hours, there are several possibilities to walk through the laser maze. Best,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum mainly focuses on spying during cold war but has also small area related to nowadays technology and spy movies - mainly to James Bond.

Thank PetriKoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With hundreds of historical artifacts, multimedia technology and interactive exhibits, the German Espionage Museum provides an engaging and fascinating exploration of spying from the time of the Bible to the 21st century. Classic secret agent equipment from a lipstick pistol to a bra with a...More

1  Thank KLE2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum, mix of fact and fiction. This was a second time around, no new subjects since last year’s visit.

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Robert R, Geschäftsführer at German Spy Museum Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

No new objects since last year's visit? We changed 70% of the exhibition and there are more than 150 new objects ...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly entertaining, engaging and pretty smart museum with a lot to learn and try. Suitable for kids and grown-ups, nobody will be bored for at least an hour and a half. I'd recommend you either stay a couple of hours to divulge in the whole...More

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