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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

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Address: Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 20938591
09:30 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million...

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million collection items, an exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres and a Research Department, the Museum für Naturkunde is the largest German natural history museum. On a global scale, it is among the top five natural history museums. It was founded in 1810.Some of the exhibition highlights include the "Fossil Mona Lisa" one of the only 11 finds of the primeval bid Archaeopteryx, the 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, our Biodiversity wall and many more storytelling objects like original items collected by Alexander von or a piece of pitchblende in which the element uranium was discovered.

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Must-see for dinosaur lovers

Stepping into the main atrium of the Museum fur Naturkunde -- with its Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, and Kentrosaurus skeletons -- had me transforming into a giddy, dinosaur-loving... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stepping into the main atrium of the Museum fur Naturkunde -- with its Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, and Kentrosaurus skeletons -- had me transforming into a giddy, dinosaur-loving 6-year old again. There are interactive "Jurascopes" where one can watch these skeletons grow flesh and animate (these were very popular with the kids), but anyone can appreciative the immensity and grandeur of these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kids will lose their mind in here especially with the T-Rex and other dinosaur skeletons. Plenty to do here, couple of hours easy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

skeletons, taxidermy, geology, space... many informative sections to this museum. the dinosaur hall is impressive. not all information is available in english. requires some hours of exploration. ideal for curious adults and children. fair entrance fee.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would give 5 stars if it were only about dinosaurs, but theoretically there should be more ... and there is not. Actually there are other parts but they are utterly boring so if you are fan of dinos ... it's a MUST SEE place. Otherwise it's just okeish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely museum. The dinosaur exhibit was amazing and Tristan (The T rex) was deservedly the star of the show. Great collection of animal species and the exhibit of evolution was also very interesting and complete (I loved the fossil of the archaeopteryx!). Also interesting and compelling was the story of the rosetta landing on a comet. Almost everything translated into... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here midweek in January and I'm glad we got there early! Buying tickets and leaving our things (you really have to leave everyting, mobile phones and cameras are ok though) at the cloakroom was ok and hassle free. By the time we got back from the exhibit, there was a massive queue and people everywhere. We had to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a dinosaur fan you should visit soon while Tristan the T-Rex is still there. The museum in general is well set out and easy to navigate. You should get around everything in about 3 hours with kids. The mineral collection is extensive but not everybody's cup of tea. The stuffed specimens are as old as David Attenborough.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Natural History Museum in London but can't help feeling a lot of the time that the exhibits, espeically regarding dinosaurs, are aimed at children. This museum on the otherhand offered so much detailed information in English in most of its exhibits that I really feel I learnt alot, more so that when I visit the NHM in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never thought I'd write this about a museum run by Germans but there you go. We tried to go on a weekday and immediately noticed a huge queue at the ticket booth. Upon closer inspection, all 3 booths were closed (even though it was the middle of the day) with no explanation at all. And it wasn't just us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum as such was definitely worth visiting. I would say that there's something for everyone there, and everyone should see it at least once. So why is one star missing? Well - experience was little bit strange. I won't take out one more star just because I'll give it a chance that it was just wrong time of the year... More 

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