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"Markisches Museum" Maerkisches Museum Tip by trvlrtom

Maerkisches Museum, Berlin: 3 reviews and 7 photos


This isn't one of Berlin's better known or more visited museums, but worthy of a visit for those with an interest in history of curiosities. It's a rather odd and rambling museum, with a varied assortment of artifacts and displays of all sorts of items related to Berlin's history, from pre-historic times to the 20th century. The building itself was created to be a museum in the early 20th century and has rooms that are designed to reflect different historical eras. The lower floor is like a medieval cellar, and some upper rooms are like 19th century buildings.
Going through the rooms can be confusing. There isn't a logical chronological route, but somewhat disconnected themes. You'll find a weapons room, for example, with things from medieval times, and another with fashion from the turn of the century, and another with images and documents of many of Berlin's major streets from the pre-war times. There is also a unique, room size mechanical stereoscope machine that still works, which much have been really interesting in its time for seeing pictures in 3D.

Address: Am Kollnischen Park 5
Directions: Subway station: U2 Markisches Museum.
Phone: 3086 6215

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 30, 2009
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