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Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum)

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Address: Tiergartenstrasse 1, 25-48-10 Berlin, Germany
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+49 2548 1178
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Collection of a variety of musical instruments from the 16th to the 20th...

Collection of a variety of musical instruments from the 16th to the 20th century.

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US$111.54*
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US$90.94*
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Berlin City Pass with Optional Panoramapunkt Entry

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English speakers beware, Audio guide was inadequate

You cannot enjoy the museum if 1. You dont speak german 2. You are not into intruments massively 3. You get bored easily The thing about this museum is its better described as a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Conrad K
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48 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

You cannot enjoy the museum if 1. You dont speak german 2. You are not into intruments massively 3. You get bored easily The thing about this museum is its better described as a piano shop with no price tag. You are not allow to touch anything apart from 1 % of what they show. English help was minimal if... More 

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Thank Conrad K
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for any musician / amateur / hobbyist to visit! Learned a lot and enjoyed the museum. There are so many instruments and you get a good audio guide.

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Thank Ernst_Harlekyn
Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

all the old, beautiful pianos are my favorite. other instruments are also interesting. good place to grab some drink, small snack too.

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Thank HuyenNP
Dublin, Ireland
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We usually take in a museum of musica instruments during our little excursions and this trip was no different. Very centraly located and good value to enter. We spent about an hour here wandering through the instruments which comprised mainly of pianos. I understand that there is also an audio tour available but we did not avail of same nor... More 

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Thank Kavo85
Sutton Coldfield
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105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We found this museum by chance, and were not disappointed. it is beautifully laid out, with a range of musical instruments from the 16th century onwards. There is a rare glass harmonica (the world's most dangerous instrument?!), and a splendid Wurlitzer, which we were lucky to hear. The development of string, woodwind and keyboard instruments is particularly well-covered. We went... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I would say one thing about this museum, which seems really obvious. You have to be massively into musical instruments to find this place interesting. I went with my wife who enjoyed it and has an interest in instruments, however for me I found it quite boring. Many of the instruments look very similar and there's no interaction whatsoever. It... More 

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Thank TheCautiousTraveller
Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is a comprehensive and well displayed collection of musical instruments which shows the development of western orchestral instruments. When we were there we were lucky enough to hear the Wurlitzer being played, which led to an increased desire to hear many more of the instruments being played. Entry fees are very reasonable, and the museum is easy and straightforward... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Culture at its best witnessing a truly magnificent collection of instruments spanning hundreds of years. The condition is unbelievable.

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Thank Colin W
Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

For musicians and those folks interested in learning about, looking at and hearing old instruments, this museum should get five circles. For everyone else, maybe just three circles. Since I'm a musician I loved seeing all the antique instruments and hearing the samples of them playing on the audio guide. I spent a little over two hours here. Most kids... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I took my kids to see this museum at 11 am on a Saturday morning as I had read such good things about the tour which is only available at that time (except by special arrangement). The kids went in free and my ticket cost 9 Euros. Our guide, a certain Herr Riehle, really knew his stuff and could also... More 

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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.
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