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Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

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Address: No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, China
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Small but fine

I visited this site in summer 2015. The house is nice, particularly the winter garden. It is also in relatively good shape. The exhibition of historic articles is pretty straight... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Hamburg, Germany
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Qingdao, China
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This museum has some good photos and explanations showing the building's role in Qingdao's past. The visit will take less than an hour but it's worth it if you have the time.

Thank 4Canucksoutthere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

For those interested in History the former German Governors Mansion is a do not miss. Unfortunately you cannot take pictures and there are video cameras monitoring every room. The large building is packed with original furniture and period pictures that really will make you wonder what it must have been like for Germans over a hundred years ago to pack... More 

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Huangshan, China
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Fairly small, but fun to explore. Tickets are quite cheap, so I think worth it if you have the time. Also very close to signal hill park which is quite nice as well.

Thank armiller173
Hong Kong, China
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257 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This former German governor's residence is a very good small museum with German architectural design of 110 years ago. While its outlook remains a timeless building making a good subject of photography, it is a very interesting museum with plenty of scale models of buildings of the era of German occupation and then the era of Japanese occupation of Qingdao.... More 

Thank Teruce
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

No big deal, but a nice novelty. Worth a look see if you're in Qingdao. Remember the Germans were only in the area from 1897 to 1914. Therefore, the Chinese officials had a much longer use of the property including Chairman Mao. However, that is not normally discussed.

Thank Bajabob7
Qingdao, China
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43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you like German history check this out. If you like old German architecture, check out out. If not you will find yourself quite bored. It is located near the beach and many other historical sites though. The area is nice, so if you are in the area, pop in for a look.

Thank Dustin D
Qingdao, China
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

As a North American, I've seen very similar buildings in North America from the inside. If you're from Europe, you'd probably be even less impressed. It is pretty nice from the outside though and its free to enter the grounds. I wouldn't recommend paying the 20RMB to enter unless you've never seen anything like it before.

Thank Ambrose L
Hamburg, Germany
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I visited this site in summer 2015. The house is nice, particularly the winter garden. It is also in relatively good shape. The exhibition of historic articles is pretty straight forward, with no special attention paid to making it look like a lived in house but rather having exhibits in glass cabinets. Aside from household articles there are models of... More 

Thank David_at_large
Clermont, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

They are revolving tourist domes. theres a shopping mall that tunnels through the mountain behind this mansion, and under the orange balls.

Thank thomas a
Chengdu, China
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761 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

This place exceeded our expectations by some margin, and we would easily rate it as our favourite sight in Qingdao. Hailing from the earliest years of the twentieth century, it is a beautifully maintained Art Noveau mansion, featuring timber portions as well as stonework. The whole beautiful has a Gothic look, like a German castle at the peak of the... More 

Thank Raymond W

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