The Story of Berlin, Berlin

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    The Story of Berlin

    by EasyMalc Written Jul 11, 2014

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    This privately run attraction promotes itself as an interactive museum with 23 rooms describing the history of Berlin with an emphasis on multimedia technology.
    This museum may appeal to some people but it didn’t do it for me somehow - but before you skip this review altogether there is one big reason for coming here - the Bunker Tour.
    Anyone who has lived through the Cold War years will remember the threat that the nuclear bomb brought. Here in Berlin the local population was right in the front line and several nuclear fallout shelters were built underground to try and keep some of the population alive.
    At the end of the self guided tour of the museum a tour of the nearby bunker takes place on the hour every hour and is included in the admission price to the museum.
    A few minutes walk brings you to the innocuous entrance to the bunker under the busy Kurfurstendamm, and having never been in one before (thankfully), I didn’t know what to expect. The tour guide explains things in both German and English.
    The bunker was capable of holding around 3,600 people who had to be fed, watered and looked after for who knows how long and it dawned on me as I walked around that I may just have preferred to let the nuclear fallout take me instead.
    The tour lasts about 45 minutes to an hour and although I wouldn’t have missed it for the world I was more than happy when it finished. There was just an uneasy feel to the cavernous building where all the sleeping bunks were laid out in straight lines.
    Even if, like me, you don’t find the interactive part of the museum terribly exciting, I don’t think you would leave the cold war nuclear bunker without some emotion. Don’t miss it.

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    Atom bomb shelter

    by PeterVancouver Updated Feb 19, 2012
    sleeping for 3500+ people

    In the centre of Berlin, at Ku-damm is the Capitals Exhibition - the Story of Berlin. In itself it is a very well presented exhibition but one of the most fascinating part of the visit is a 30 min escorted visit to an atomic bomb shelter which is built directly under the Ku-damm-Karree shopping center. Built in the middle of the Cold War in the 70's it is designed to hold in excess of 3,500 people where they would live in a radiation free atmosphere

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    The Story of Berlin

    by ptrim Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Right in the middle of a shopping mall, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining multi-media exhibit on the history of Berlin from 1237 until 1989. Over twenty displays and a real radiation-proof bunker bring the facts from the tours and the guidebooks to life. I was doubting whether to go to this space at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, but it was well worth it.

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    Story of Berlin

    by nigelw6443 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Interesting museum.

    This is the newest of Berlin museums and is quite unique. You walk through the building and each room or passage way takes you through Berlins history. Starting with the founding of the city through to the present day.

    Opening times:

    Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

    Price:

    Adults 9,30 €
    Children, students and unemployed 7,50 €
    Children from 6-14 3,50 €
    Seniors 7,50 €

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    The Story of Berlin

    by CardinalBorusa Written Aug 28, 2006

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    The Cinema section in the Story of Berlin museum

    A slick, interactive and entertaining guide through the city's history, from its 13th century origins, the rise of Prussia in the 18th and 19th centuries, revolution, Berlin salons, religion and much else. Nazism has its place here, in the cellar of a multi-storey exhibition. More unsubtle symbolism is at work with the display of two living rooms side by side, one in east and one in west Berlin after the split.

    The most touching exhibit is a floor comprising books, to mark the book burnings of 1933.

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    Okay, I must admit, it´s again...

    by Jitka_79 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Okay, I must admit, it´s again a museum, but:
    The Story of Berlin is different!
    If you are interested in history or especially in the history of Berlin, it is the first thing you should visit when you come to Berlin. Here you can learn everything that happened in Berlin the recent 800 years.
    The exhibition offers something for everyone.
    See you in The Story Of Berlin!
    (Kurfürstendamm, im Ku´damm Karree)

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