The Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) in Berlin is the largest natural history museum in Germany, as well as the first public museum in the world.
The building itself does not present itself perhaps too sensational, because it is showing its age, but the collection is really impressive - more than 30 million exhibits from several areas: paleontology , zoology and mineralogy.
Practically in the first room, where you will stand face to face with giant dinosaurs, you could spend long, because children do not want to leave. Adults as well. And this not just because the reconstructed Brachiosaur skeleton is impressive, moreover you can take advantage of multimedia screens with visualization of running dinosaurs (eg Brachiosaur, Diplodoc , Controsaur, Dysalotosaur) and more - but see for yourself.
While visiting a museum is necessary to get the audioguide, because the material available in different languages is really interesting - accessibly and for adults, and children. You can learn here that it is the largest dinosaur skeleton in the world, over 15.5 meters long, 13.27 high and if he lived today, he would weigh about 50 tons, or that Barchiosaur did not chew twigs, just swallowed them whole.
Very cool and attractive to children - especially those a little older - are information boards (languages : German and English) : when you tap the underlined text you can watch mini - movies such as telling the history of evolution. For others, however, after applying hands to designated points you can listen to the sounds that bring out of each of other 3 different volcanoes .
You should stop for a moment in the cosmos section, where every few minutes on the top of a circular screen, the history of the universe is presented. Typically, a lot of people are waiting to sit on the round "chair", but it feels very cool , so it's worth it!
In the museum you can see the different species of animals, large sized lumps of amber, as well as meteorites .
Generally speaking the museum is big and it can be nice to spend a few hours here. Definitely a must see!
Good to know:
- with the Berlin Welcome Card you can buy tickets slightly cheaper ;
- audioguide available in different languages - get one, especially since they are free;
- the museum is easily accessible by public transport;
- toilets are situated on level -1 . The smell is not very pleasant , but it is quite clean;
- in the shop at the bottom you can buy cool memorabilia from the museum.
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Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday & holidays: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Monday - closedTickets adults: