German Historical Museum

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The German History Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) is one of the largest and most visited museums in Berlin. It deals chronologically with German history, from the beginning of the Middle Ages to the present day. The exhibition area is about 8000m², more than 7,000 objects are exhibited in the History Museum of Germany. The museum is next to the Museum Island Berlin (island with 5 large museums in the city center).

 Tip: With the Museum Pass 3 days to over 30 museums in Berlin

Admission Prices German History Museum 2022

Adults pay 8 Euro entrance fee, with reduction the entrance fee is reduced to 4 Euro. All children under the age of 18 do not pay admission.

If you also visit the Museum Island with its 5 large museums, you should buy a Museum Pass Berlin. This costs 29 Euros, you can go 3 days to more than 30 museums. The museum pass is available on the internet on this link.

Attention: On the Museum Island, some museums are closed on Mondays.

Berlin Welcome Card: One ticket for local transport and sightseeing

For most tourists it is worth buying the Berlin Welcome Card. On the one
hand, it is a ticket for local transport. The ticket is also a discount card for
many attractions and sights in Berlin (also 25 % discount in this History Museum). You can buy the Welcome Ticket on the Internet before you travel to Berlin. It’s worth it! There are different tickets for 2 days to 6 days.   >>>  On this link you will find more information and the possibility to order the Welcome-Ticket

Opening hours Deutsches Historisches Museum 2022

The opening hours are very simple: every day from 10 am to 6 pm. The only day in the year when the German History Museum is closed is Christmas Eve (24.12.).

Location and Directions

The Museum of German History is located directly southwest of the Museum Island. The nearest bus stop is “Staatsoper Berlin”. Lines 100 and 200 stop here. The nearest train station is Friedrichstraße (S-Bahn and U-Bahn U6), about 300 meters. The Museum Pass Berlin is valid in this museum and all museums on the Museum Island.

Info Museum German History for Visitors

The largest part of the museum consists of a permanent exhibition on German history. You walk on 2 floors about from the year 500 A.D. to the fall of the wall in 1989. More than 7,000 exhibits are exhibited. These include display boards, pictures, films, writings, posters, weapons, coins, clothing, sculptures and much more. The exhibition looks modern and is well done. There are also special exhibitions, currently (early 2019) this is “Europe and the Sea”.

The 4 most popular tickets for Berlin for 2024

1. TV Tower ticket: At Corona times, you can only go up to the highest building in Germany only by reservation (online tickets). At other times very often long waiting times without reservation: Link to the Tickets

2. Boat tour on the river Spree passing great sights (1 hour):  Link to the Tickets

3. Hitler-Bunker and Story-Museum: One of the most popular attractions in Berlin. Made a strong impression on us: Link to the Tickets

4. Ticket Illuseum Berlin: Great, modern museum about optical illusions, currently a hit in Berlin: Link to the Tickets

The German History Museum was founded in 1987, in West Berlin. In the beginning there was an exhibition in the Reichstag. Since 2003, the museum has been in its present location next to the Museum Island Berlin. The large building is a former arsenal, the “Zeughaus Unter der Linden”.

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We like the museum about German history very much. Those who have a museum pass for Berlin and have a look at the 5 big museums on the museum island should definitely go to the neighbouring German Historical Museum Berlin.

 Tip: With the Museum Pass 3 days to over 30 museums in Berlin

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