Tripadvisor, 1 week ago, Tillytopkins54, North Yorkshire, UK
Worth a visit — One of the best places to visit. Gave a true understanding of Hitler and how his bunker would have looked and felt. The information and exhibits were fantastic. I really came away feeling I had really experienced how it would have been in a bunker. The staff were very helpful. Highly recommend. The exhibits were very graphic and could be upsetting, so not really for young children.
Tripadvisor, Jenny B, Reading, UK, 3 days ago
This private museum is in 2 parts: since we were staying nearby we did the Berlin Story in the morning – 1 hour with free audio guide. For us, the highlight was the Hitler documentation which we did in the afternoon and ran out of time; if you’ve ever wondered how Hitler was successful in coming to power and then surviving so many attempts on his life, this museum answers some of those questions. I see that some other German museumshave criticised this one for „glorifying Hitler“ – it does nothing of the sort. It is a salutary lesson that the same thing could happen again given similar circumstances of racism, poverty and corruption. Around the centre of the exhibition is a key panel that documents how an article around 1923 in the New York Times was prophetic about Hitler and his potential atrocities – but nobody took any notice. The audio guide gives a summary of each room (if you’re short of time) though I kept pausing mine to read some of the panels. Allow at least 2 hours to do this place justice, The narration on the audio guide is by a German man who had various relatives – one of whom sheltered Jews and another of which shot dissenters – so there is a sensitive balance.