The Story of Berlin

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The Story of Berlin
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10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
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THE STORY OF BERLIN is the interactive museum of the capital. Spread over 6.000 square meters visitors can explore 800 years of Berlin history. In 23 theme rooms – each of them designed individually and equipped with modern multimedia technology – everyone can experience everyday life of the people of Berlin during different eras. One highlight of the exhibition is a guided tour through an original nuclear bomb shelter from the Cold War below the Kurfurstendamm which still can be used by 3.592 persons in case of an emergency. We offer a special search game called "Pinky & Fox". Carrying a pencil and the treasure map, kids go on a discovery tour through the museum. On request older children get our STORY-Quiz leaflet with some puzzle games and thrilling details about the Berlin history.
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Neighbourhood: Charlottenburg
Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
How to get there
  • Uhlandstraße • 4 min walk
  • Savignyplatz • 7 min walk
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Bidule05
France1,274 contributions
The exhibits in the museum, which trace 800 years of life in Berlin, are interactive.
We were mainly amazed by the visit to the former nuclear bomb shelter
We have learned that this shelter:
- was built in the 1970s at the request of the Federal Republic of Germany
- that it is still considered active. Thus, it can still be used in the event of a nuclear disaster by 3600 people for 15 days (with provision of food and water) !!!The exhibits in the museum, which trace 800 years of life in Berlin, are interactive.
We were mainly amazed by the visit to the former nuclear bomb shelter
We have learned that this shelter:
- was built in the 1970s at the request of the Federal Republic of Germany
- that it is still considered active. Thus, it can still be used in the event of a nuclear disaster by 3600 people for 15 days (with provision of food and water) !!!
Written 18 May 2021
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592covey
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
Did this walking tour was very informative learnt a lot on Berlins history particularly on WW2 would recommend highly
Written 5 December 2019
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
This has many rooms and you can explore 800 years of Berlin's history. There is even a bom shelter for viewing. There is an admision but it is worth it as it takes a long time to see it all
Written 4 October 2019
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Wilma S
Prague, Czech Republic154 contributions
My husband and I had recently viewed the Hitler Bunker tour and this museum was attached to it. We did not have time then to view it. The Story of Berlin is about the rise and fall of Berlin. The entry was 6 Euros. We were given a recorded tape to listen to as we were told there was no text to read. We found out there was a lot of text to read and turned off the headset. The rooms were not in any order but there was a lot of information. We spent a couple hours there reading everything we could. It was 800 years of history including the Berlin Wall and the 1989 fall of the wall and freedom in the east. It is worth a visit when you buy a combi card with the Hitler Bunker tour which takes longer. The building at Anhalter Bahnhof was used as a shelter during the war. It was flooded when the war was ending thus emptying the Landwehr Canal. The museum has been moved to Schöneberger Str. 23 a, Berlin.
Written 2 July 2019
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Kel H
Hackett22 contributions
Couples
We went to the story of Berlin site in Kurfürstendamm St today to find a pile of rubble. Was told by local shopkeepers it has been demolished
Written 11 June 2019
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Lisa T
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Solo
Dimitrio was a great guide and took time to explain the history and to answer questions. He was willing to go longer to make sure we saw as much as possible. Highly recommend him!
Written 14 May 2019
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Muallim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia33 contributions
I spent about 2 hours here to learned about Berlin history. Had some good new knowledge here at the end of the visit.
Written 24 March 2019
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mikeloker
Birmingham, UK100 contributions
Couples
Housed in an old bunker/air raid shelter, the story takes you through the early child hood of Adolf Hitler, the rise of the Socialist movement, through the war years and up until the fall of Berlin. It was very well laid out, informative as well as educational. Very well laid out with many original documents and photos.
A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort.
Written 12 January 2019
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rami m
Bremen, Germany18 contributions
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This museum is made inside a big old building on multiple floors. If you watch the building from the outside you will never guess what's inside and how big is it. The first thing you will need to take with you when you go there is time, a lot of time. To go through every part of the museum and to read most of the stories and comments you will need at least 2 and a half hour! In the beginning you will be lost not knowing where to start going between sections that will take in a journey through time since the beginning of the city till the current time. After that the journey will be smooth and exciting. They put a lot of effort in this museum and you will enjoy it.
Tips:
-Visit it when you are finished with most of the things to see in Berlin.
- take your running shoes with you, you will need them( just do it!😂)
Written 7 December 2018
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chrisjlaw
Louth, UK58 contributions
To round of my trip I decided to go here. Not particularly easy to get to with renovations and it’s location but definitely worth it. The bunker was closed but the story was told in a relaxed and informal way. Nice to finish the trip with the whole picture.
Written 11 November 2018
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