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Across its permanent and temporary exhibitions, the German History Museum reveals to visitors the varied and constantly-evolving history of the nation, from Bismarck to the Berlin Wall and beyond. Housed in the Zeughaus (armoury), the permanent exhibition is titled 'German History in Images and Artefacts' and features more than 7,000 objects, with everything from military uniforms to Trabant car on display. Complementing this are the temporary exhibitions, which take a closer look at particular themes and periods. This really is a museum for everyone, with insightful and interactive exhibits that delight all ages.
Berlin and its fascinating history
Berlin has proved itself to be one of the most remarkable cities in Europe time and time again. With grand architecture and some of Europe's most famous landmarks, including sections of the Berlin Wall, the city constantly offers up surprises to curious visitors. Yet history is just one of Berlin's many charms. The city has numerous parks, formal gardens, miles of canals, the Spree River, and tranquil lakes. That's not to mention its eclectic nightlife and regular festivals. The city is also home to around 400 galleries, exhibiting everything from medieval paintings to contemporary installation art. Germany is a country that has embraced its history, both good and bad - encounter this tapestry of interwoven stories at the German History Museum.
German History - the good, the bad and the ugly
Twentieth century German history may be familiar to many of us, but how much do we really know about the nation? The German History Museum takes us back to the start. Arranged chronologically, the permanent exhibition goes back 1500 years to the beginning of the German nation, and proceeds to chart its progress up until the end of the 20th century. Eye-opening temporary exhibitions, meanwhile, have previously looked at everything from German colonialism to immigration to the country.
The best deal in Berlin
With the Berlin WelcomeCard, the city is yours to discover. Berlin's official visitor ticket, it has already helped over 12 million people make savings. Not only does the Berlin WelcomeCard entitle you to discounts of up to 50% at more than 200 attractions, but with the 'all inclusive' option, you'll enjoy free access to 30 of the top attractions, including the German History Museum. All ticket options give you free travel on the train, bus and tram networks, so you can get to know more of Berlin.