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Military History Museum

Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 8232803
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Fantastic place

It is a large museum, plan for several hours to see everything. All items have descriprions in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nadir K
Leipzig, Germany
Military and much more

From the outside this is a stunning building, with the recent Libeskind-addition. The inside is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walter G
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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The Military History Museum in Dresden consists of two parts: an arsenal that was built in 1877 and a new extension designed by U.S. architect Daniel Libeskind and completed in 2011. Shaped like a wedge, the extension cuts through the old arsenal. The light and shadow effects produced by the new wedge symbolise the eventful military history of Germany. Both the architecture and the permanent exhibition of the Military History Museum seek to avoid biased presentations and to challenge traditional perspectives. The exhibition confronts the visitor with his or her own potential for aggression and shows violence as a historical, cultural, and anthropological phenomenon.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 8232803

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a large museum, plan for several hours to see everything. All items have descriprions in German and English. A lot of artefacts: weapons, paintings, maps, etc.

Thank Nadir K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside this is a stunning building, with the recent Libeskind-addition. The inside is stunning too, it is a museum as it should be in our days: visually very attractive, several layers of information, providing context, etc. You should not think this is only...More

Thank Walter G
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Allow plenty of time as it's quite big. Pretty much every exhibit has a good English translation. Well organised and interesting diversions eg animals in war.

2  Thank kuepper
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This museum is a wonderful find full of interesting facts and it gives you both sides opinions of various conflicts and what it was like for citizens of Dresden who suffer through all conflicts. The poloitic's of the various eras were explained in a neutral...More

1  Thank seamusmurphy
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We had a guided tour of the museum which was suited to our Leger tour - RAF Bomber Command - so we didn't see everything in this very large museum. It was vey interesting, very well laid out with plenty of room for everything. We...More

Thank CocoaBerkshire
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum is amazing. It is well laid out with a lot of creativity and careful thought dedicated to the space, the collection, and the overall narrative. There is an incredible amount of content here. One really could spend the entire day in the museum....More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went with an arts group comprising mainly women over sixty! Most of us felt this would not be our "scene" but it was fascinating. We had a wonderful,young guide, Marcus, who was passionate about his subject. So much to see and the mixture of architecture...More

Thank meme s
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My 13 year old son and I took the tram from downtown Dresden to this wonderful museum. We were floored on how big this place was. I highly recommend getting an Audio tour, due to the fact the some of the exhibits are not in...More

1  Thank finderat97
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I loved the setting,the building and extension. The high point was the service in the restaurant and the tasy meal. Nothing was too difficult to provide and reasonable.

1  Thank Eggtimer186225
Reviewed 25 March 2017

For a museum, it is very good and requires at least 2 hours for the visit. The exhibits are outstanding and very informative even for students. Take your time and visit all the floors.

1  Thank Bucko007
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25 May 2017|
Response from finderat97 | Reviewed this property |
The closest public transportation stop is Staufenbergallee – use Straßenbahn (tram) line 7 or 8 from central Dresden. From the airport, use the S-Bahn to Industriegelände and then tram 7 or 8.
27 April 2017|
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Response from mirandaherman | Reviewed this property |
We were able to park on the street for free without a problem but there was also paid parking options available.