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German Historical Museum

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The German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) is a museum in Berlin that showcases the history of Germany and its relations with other European countries. It is located in the Zeughaus (armoury) on the Unter den Linden street, as well as in the adjacent Exhibition Hall designed by I. M. Pei. The museum was founded in 1987, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding of Berlin, and it aims to present German history in an international and multi-perspective context.

The German Historical Museum is open from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on weekends and public holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The admission fee is 12 euros for adults, 6 euros for students and seniors, and free for children under 18 years old. There are also guided tours, audio guides, and workshops available for visitors. The museum has a café and a bookstore on site.

To get to the German Historical Museum, you can take the S-Bahn (suburban train) to Hackescher Markt or Friedrichstraße stations, or the U-Bahn (underground train) to Hausvogteiplatz or Französische Straße stations. You can also take the bus lines 100, 200, or TXL to Staatsoper or Lustgarten stops.

Some tips for visiting the German Historical Museum are:

  • Plan ahead and check the website for current exhibitions and events.
  • Allow enough time to explore both the Zeughaus and the Exhibition Hall, which are connected by an underground passage.
  • Be respectful of the museum rules and do not touch, photograph, or film the exhibits without permission.
  • Enjoy the view of the Berlin Cathedral and the TV Tower from the Pei Building.

Some of the highlights of the German Historical Museum are:

  • The permanent exhibition on German history from the Middle Ages to the present day, which covers more than 2,000 years of political, social, cultural, and economic developments.
  • The temporary exhibitions on various topics related to German and European history, such as industrial photography, roads not taken, or progress as a promise.
  • The collection of historical objects, artworks, documents, and media that illustrate different aspects of German life and culture.
  • The Zeughauskino, a cinema that shows films related to historical themes and issues.

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