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German National Museum of Contemporary History

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Excellent Museum, Even If You're Not A History Buff

I have never been much of a history buff nor a fan of museums, but I am glad I checked Trip Advisor... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2011
Seattle, Washington
Great summary of how far Germany has come

I was able to visit the museum with German friends. The information in English was limited but I... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2011
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Willie Brandt Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 228 91650
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Great museum and it's free. If you want to know anthing about modern German history since 1945, this is the place to visit.

7  Thank nottmmike
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

I love history, especially that of the last hundred years, so I naturally came here. The collection is huge, and the exhibits interesting, but, information wise, it was a let down. My German is touchy, so I was very frustrated with the lack of any...More

8  Thank Joann M
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

I have never been much of a history buff nor a fan of museums, but I am glad I checked Trip Advisor for things to do in Bonn, Germany. The write up was helpful and helped make my decision to go here. This museum is...More

1  Thank Vitamin_Vito
Reviewed 1 November 2011

I was able to visit the museum with German friends. The information in English was limited but I felt like it was still worth going. There was just so much more available that my german friends could explain. I am awful when it comes to...More

1  Thank cschut8125
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Great place and its free plus you get a great information booklet in english. Helped me to understand post war Germany up to present especially the East and West divide and re-uniication.

1  Thank steveos61
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Museum is great, too bad there is very limited amount of information in English. Mostly the items have signs written in German. You should really have someone who understands German with you to get the most out of the exhibition. Overall, you don't want to...More

1  Thank Harri123456
Reviewed 10 August 2011

I visited this museum soon after it opened in 1997 when some German friends with whom I was staying were keen to see it. After travelling through 36 countries and seeing some awesome museums and galleries along the way, this is still the best museum...More

4  Thank Alongwaysouth
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Very comprehensive and interactive walk-through of German history. At first I browsed around without understanding a single word of German trying to understand which year was I in with my limited German history, the way they made it was very interactive, ie there was a...More

Thank Squaluz
Reviewed 4 October 2008

I have now visited the Haus der Geschichte on 4 occasions, all on school trips with assorted adolescents. On each occasion we had a guided tour in English. The Museum deals with the history of Germany from the end of WW2 until the reunification. In...More

2  Thank dea_ex_machina
Reviewed 14 September 2008

Haus der Geschichte could be a fantastic experience, but has one major drawback. The museum covers German history after WWII. It is a very interesting museum, imaginitively laid out and has a great variety of exhibits. Many of the exhibits can be enjoyed on a...More

4  Thank Der-Boese-Unkoelsch
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