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Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence

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No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000, China
+86 532 8286 8838
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of tour groups, tough to negotiate around them. Love the history and German influence! If you are over 60, the price is half at 7.50RMB. No restroom that we could find, so be prepared! 🤠

Thank Z1142HMjima
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This site is a lovely example of German colonial architecture in the People’s Republic. It is my impression, and somewhat surprisingly so, that relatively few people are interested in this museum. At the former German governor’s mansion, tourists can enjoy a respite from large crowds...More

Thank Jordan_McAlister
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

A quiet calmer place compared to other tourist sites. Imagine the time when all the important people stayed here before. The Residence though not as opulent as some mansions in Europes does shows the difference in architecture and culture. Worth a short visit, a guide...More

Thank ChetLau
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This museum is built in the old German architecture, it is a great experience to see how the former German governor would have lived.

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place in terms of architecture. But particularly going there is not close from downtown, the best way is to take a cab. For those who like old style architecture

Thank Oleg G
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely old place where you can feel a bit of Qingdao's recent history. Unfortunately little eyplained in english.

Thank sire_eris
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The large house, designed by a German architect, was built at the turn of the 20th century. It has art nouveau tiles and original furniture, with some Chinese of the period. There is a good audio guide for 10 Y

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I'll start by admitting I'm a history buff, but I think even those who aren't fans of history will enjoy visiting this place. It was like stepping back in time many decades. The splendor and comfort in which the governor and his family lived were...More

Thank sambruce
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The Germans were late comers to China and are sometimes overlooked. Not to be outdone by Britain and France the Germans found a small village with an excellent anchorage and built a trading colony here. A suitable building was required for the Governor and this...More

Thank stuartp340
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The mansion had a good selection of displays along with some English explanation...the 20 yuan ticket was a bit much for a place that barely takes 30 minutes to check out though...

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