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Museum of Hamburg History, Hamburg

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Founded in 1839, Museum of Hamburg History gives great insight into the history of the city of Hamburg and the role it has played throughout history. Make your way through the museum to see exhibits on daily life and culture in Hamburg from the Middle Ages onward. You'll also learn about important events and developments in the city, such as maritime trading, the role of the church, emigration, the fire of 1842 that destroyed a great deal of the city, and much more. The museum houses many models and dioramas, including a well-known railway model that helps visitors visualize and understand the past. Make Museum of Hamburg History a centerpiece of your Hamburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hamburg trip planner.
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  • Lovely museum! The exhibition takes you around the different historical and cultural changes that the city of Hamburgh went through. Detailed explanations in both English and German made it easy to...  more »
  • This is a fantastic museum and provided us a very welcome and thorough introduction to Hamburg not long off the plane. I love museums that have life-size set ups of old pubs, shops, and other rooms...  more »
  • Don't miss the Museum for Hamburg History! The receptionist was so sweet to me - thank you! Very interesting to learn the history of Hamburg with great model depictions of the growth of the city through the ages and important maritime history. Respect that it acknowledges the inconceivable period of the Holocaust which I hope it develops more. It would be great to also document the Hamburg people (like my Mummy) who helped save their Jewish friends and (from Hamburg friends, I heard, whose parents) subtly sabotaged arms manufacture.
  • From early to current times - there is a lot packed into that building. Prepare to spend the whole day there. We spent a half day there and missed a lot... the guards had to chase us out and push us out. ☆ ;)

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