The Story of Berlin is a great place to start your sightseeing in the German capital, as it gives you an overview of the history of the city that you can appreciate as you see all the attractions Berlin has to offer.
The museum takes you back over 800 years to the founding of Berlin and takes you through each era up to the modern day. Sections include the Prussian era, Industrialization, the 1920s, the Nazis and the divided city (the Cold War). Included in the entrance price is a tour of a nuclear bunker located under the famous Kurfürstendamm.
The highlight of the exhibition is quite possibly the view from the top of the building, where you can get a great overview of the city.
The museum uses interactive elements and multimedia presentations throughout, so is not as boring as a normal museum for children, but certainly contains enough raw information for those who really treat the exhibition as a learning experience.
Story of Berlin Reviews
Not a dull everyday museum, in fact far from it! You enter by means of a small shopping mall, and proceed to the history of Berlin told by audio visual presentations but not the usual dull type these are interactive and designed to grab your attention. Finally the biggest suprise a trip under the shopping mall reveals a underground nuclear shelter which could hold over 2,500 of Berlin\'s citizens in the event of an nuclear attack, a relic of the Cold War.
Best historical museum in Berlin!
I am 20 years old and I just moved to Berlin with my girlfriend. I have been exploring the local museums to get a better idea of this new city, and I must say that the best one I have been to is THE STORY OF BERLIN Museum.
I went not too long ago with my girlfriend and my two nieces and my nephew. Not only did we only pay 21 Euros for a family ticket, but the kids loved it! You are allowed to take as many photographs as you would like, and you can also touch everything! The kids even did this little â€œberliner bear scavenger huntâ€ which was cute. I was really impressed by the graphics, 3-D scenes and audiovisual.
We had a blast. There is even a little theatre inside which shows old movies. You really get a much better sense of the history and culture than in a museum with only photos or models behind glass casings.
The underground atomic bomb bunker was my favourite part. It is quite eery, and you really feel like you are back in Cold War times. This was guided, we chose the English tour.
The only problem we encountered was that it took 2 hours, and we went at 11am. So by the end we were starving. Iâ€™d recommend you bring good walking shoes and maybe some water too.
The bunker was impressive
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