German Spy Museum Berlin

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German Spy Museum Berlin
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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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 German Spy Museum is the only spy museum in Central Europe and charts the history of the second oldest tradecraft in the world in an interactive exhibition for all ages. Situated near Potsdamer Platz the museum is the perfect location to explore the worldwide capital of spies. 2019 refurbished the exhibition is nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2020. With more than 400,000 visitors in 2019, the German Spy Museum one of the most visited museums in Berlin Hundreds of unique exhibits like the Nazi cipher machine Enigma, hidden cameras and weapons, bugs or radios are waiting to be explored. Visitors can learn to Morsecode, search bugs, decode messages, try a lie detector, wiggle trough a laser maze or crack a safe. Children can write with secret inks or climb in a dust.
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2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Potsdamer Platz • 1 min walk
  • Potsdamer Platz • 3 min walk
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RuffRabbit
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Really enjoyed the museum, it's very interactive but still doesn't stop being informative and interesting with what's exhibited!
Specially the laser course is very fun, and you can send the videos to yourself so you can laugh later.
Written 5 July 2022
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Stennis024
Antigua, Guatemala13 contributions
Jul 2022
You can realy have a good time at the Spy Meseum. It's great for kids and for adults. Enough to see and to for every one.
Written 4 July 2022
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Sofia M
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Our 12-year-old suggested a visit to the German Spy Museum, and I was quite sceptic beacause of other reviews focusing so heavily on younger children's experiences, the laser maze etc. I couldn't imagine we were to visit one of the most intriguing museum ever. We (2 adults, 17-year-old and 12-year-old) were completely captured and could have spent much more time in the museum (allow for no less than 1.5 hours) We pre-booked a 10.15 entry and found ourselves among groups of teenaged schoolchildren who also seemed to enjoy. Only drawback is lack of/difficulty to find chairs/sitting spaces in the museum. We had some quite ordinary "leg injury problems" and would have needed places to quickly rest to fully be able to take in all the museum has to offer.
Written 4 July 2022
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puwkina
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
I visited the museum with my son, who is 4 years old. it was a lot of fun for us a lot of interactive features make this museum a great place to walk with family or company.
Written 30 June 2022
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Michael A
15 contributions
Jun 2022
This museum tries to do a lot at once - the history of spies from the antiquity to the modern age, with detailed stops at WW2/the Cold War and media perceptions of spies in the modern age. There‘s a good mixture of text, media, and hands-on and interactive games that are quite suitable for kids.

The amount of time spent on James Bond at the end was rather inexplicable. Also inexplicable was an entire section about conspiracy theories. I wish they had spent that time/space going into more detail about the modern-day surveillance discussions that receive a brief mention at the end.

My visit was let down by it being *way* too busy. I arrived first thing in the morning, but I had to skip some interactive parts because the queue for them was just too long or there were too many people crowded around.
Written 29 June 2022
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Jo C
Hastings, UK71 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A great imaginatively laid out contemporary museum about spies in general. Lots of individual stories and interactive screens. Highly recommended. Booked timed tickets which worked briliantly and avoided the queue.
Written 29 June 2022
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steveR9517YQ
Uppsala, Sweden1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Considering Berlin was the home of the Stasi, I think you could have caught the viciousness of what they did far better than the usual James Bond style Museum. I don't mean the torture necessarily, but the psychological methods that broke people and kept a country of millions in servitude. The key to this was the total disregard of human life for some pointless 'greater' good, a lesson that needs repeating as we see governments make such decisions daily.
Written 28 June 2022
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Tillie-Tils
Guildford, UK3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We chose this attraction as something that the children would be interested in. We did find it interesting but there is so much reading that the children found it difficult to maintain interest. There are many interesting videos telling stories about equipment/poisons/spy techniques but as they are in German with English subtitles the children found it hard to read all the subtitles. They loved the interactive displays but they often had to wait to use them. It would be good if there were more interactive displays and perhaps more than one laser obstacle course which everyone loved.
We all found it interesting and very well organised. With more interactive displays it could be brilliant.
Written 27 June 2022
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Hi Tillie-Tils, thank you for your feedback and suggestions. Kind regards, Elena
Written 28 June 2022
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apj7539
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Lots of interactive displays and information on spy gadgets from the Cold War and beyond.
Also includes a laser room and an entire James Bond section. I went solo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would also be fun with family and friends.
Written 23 June 2022
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Ash
2 contributions
Dec 2021
I LOVED this museum. Fun for 40 yr olds (my parents), 20 yr olds (me) and 10 yr olds (my younger sibling). We all thought this museum was amazing and would go again. So engaging, I loved all the interactive stuff and was a highlight to my trip in Berlin.
Written 23 June 2022
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