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Military History Museum

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Surprisingly good museum and it gets you out of the tourist zone

This museum is more about history than being a display of weapons. In fact, weapons are a minor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Very comprehensive German military museum

Beautifully designed world class museum. You need a minimum of 4 hours to look at all the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Paul R
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The Military History Museum in Dresden consists of two parts: an arsenal that was built in 1877 and a new extension designed by U.S. architect Daniel Libeskind and completed in 2011. Shaped like a wedge, the extension cuts through the old arsenal...more
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Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 8232803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is more about history than being a display of weapons. In fact, weapons are a minor part of it. There is a lot more art and explanation of what got the Germans into various wars over the last 800 years. It is also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The military museum is in its way interesting to visit but I don not feel that it gives you the insight in military history as its name suggests.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Beautifully designed world class museum. You need a minimum of 4 hours to look at all the exhibits. If you were to read all the information you would probably need to spend several days here.The range of exhibits is fantastic covering every facet of conflict

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Designed by Daniel Libeskind. The military museum tells the history of the German Military. The intervention of viewing gallery to the old building creates the openness. You can see the new Dresden from the viewing deck. The theme of display is very good. It depicts...More

1  Thank 3326chinmaym
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The Bundeswehr Military History Museum is lthe military museum of the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr. There is much to see, and though we spent seven hours there, it would have been easy to spend twice that amount of time there reading, listening and watching....More

1  Thank Boyd J
Reviewed 3 September 2018

An excellent museum, with beautifully designed exhibits on the history of war, its impact on people, and its tools and machinery. Given its subject matter, this could be dry or overwhelming, but it was neither -- it's really well done, and both the kids and...More

1  Thank RxJ
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I love 20th century european history and don't miss a chance to learn more. I was very excited about my visit to the Military History Museum in Dresden and am glad I went. But rest assured, it is organized in a rather unique way. There...More

1  Thank murphey1030
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a hot August day. The museum is on 4 floors, very well laid out, light, airy and cool. The exhibits are great and you can follow pre 1914, 1914-1945, post 45/Cold War/NATO times. They are well presented, modern and very objective, often...More

4  Thank markjholloway
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The largest military museum in Germany is a testament against war. Make sure you take the audio which is free of charge. It becomes impossible to read everything after awhile. This is not something I would seek out, and went at my husband's insistence. Very...More

4  Thank marlenes854
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you are interested in military history, this museum is excellent, it is just north of the city center, and it is not expensive. Set aside 3 or 4 hours.

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Michael C
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Response from Boyd J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that dogs other than guide dogs are allowed.
27 July 2018|
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Response from themeparkphobia | Reviewed this property |
Parking available on public road but yes there is a car park. Go through the gates and turn left. Not sure what they charge though.
3 December 2017|
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Response from seamusmurphy | Reviewed this property |
Hi fellow traveller, sorry for the delay, yes it has a half track U.S. Army sadly it is uncovered and the weather was getting into it sadly. A fine machine in it's day smaller than the German equivalent but probably more... More