It was not on our original itinerary, but Berlin on a Monday can be challenging since many of the museums and sites are closed. I was extremely disappointed to find that the Sanssouci, the Summer Palace of Frederick the Great, was closed as well and since it was our last day in Berli I couldn’t even imagine any replacement site that would live up to it. Fortunately, I was SO wrong!
After searching through our guide-book, I saw that the Deutsches Historisches Museum was open so we jumped in a taxi and arrived just at opening time so for a while we had the museum almost all to ourselves, and a fabulous museum it is. Filled with amazing artifacts, it documents the history of the German people and the later nation state from the Early Medieval Age through WWII and into the modern day. The museum is a fascinating view into the historic and modern culture of Germany.
Source - Gattom at English Wikipedia - Own work
The Deutsches Historisches Museum was founded on 28 October 1987 on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding of Berlin. Due to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, reunification, dissolution of the GDR and the transfer of their collections to the DHM, the new museum opening was delayed. The first exhibitions were finally shown in the Zeughaus in September 1991.
Deutsches Historisches MuseumZeughaus and Exhibition Hall
Unter den Linden 2