Today we made our way to the German History Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) on the Unter den Linden and located near the Berliner Dom.
I’m glad we arrive early enough because this museum is huge! I believe the museum is undergoing an exterior refurb because the outside is under wraps but there are clear enough signs to show where the main entrance is. Upon entering the museum, you can feel its majesticness. Tickets cost 8 Euro per adult and for an extra 4 Euro you can join an English tour (only certain days). If you want to get an audio tour device, it will be another 3 Euro.
Admissions : 8 Euro / adult. Free up to 18year old.
Audio tour(device) : + 3 Euro
English Tour: Monday 12pm or Sat am (+ 4 Euro)
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm Daily. Closed 24Dec
Small handbags are permitted into the museum but everything else will need to be stored in the free cloakroom or lockers. You will be pleased to know that restrooms are also free of charge here (many places charge 0.50 – 1 euro).
As I mentioned earlier this museum is huge, there are only 2 floors but the floor size spans a very large area. There is also a café/restaurant if you get hungry. The museum starts from year 500 during the Middle ages and covers what the different areas of Prussia go through until 1994. There is also a 43min video which summarises what the museum presents.
We spent a total of 6.5hours in this museum and that includes a few breaks (our feet were sore!) , the 43mins video and reading every major information board but not every exhibit information. I would encourage you to arrive at opening time if you want to read everything and take it easy in this museum. It is definitely worth spending a whole day here if you want to understand the history of Germany.
Photos are allowed and I highly recommend going to this museum.
After the museum, as if we have not tortured our feet enough, we walked to Alexenderplatz and had dinner at a restaurant that serves German food called the A-M Food Lounge Berlin.
We ordered a bratwurst and a Berliner Jagdwurst with potatoes and sauerkraut, a bottle of small sparkling water and a glass of 500ml beer and it cost 28.60 euro. The service wasn’t great an the food was quite ordinary. They also do not accept credit card unless you spend more than 40 Euro.