One of my mini resolutions to myself this year was that I would visit more museums, etc. After nearly four years of living here, like what would happen with any city, Berlin is getting a bit stale for me. I don’t think I will be leaving it any time soon, so I made a vow to myself to rediscover and fall in love with Berlin all over again.
Last week, I visited ‘The Story of Berlin’ for the first time, something I had been meaning to do since 2011. ‘The Story of Berlin’ is basically a large museum with over 20 theme-rooms holding multimedia exhibitions which show over 800 years of the city’s history. I have mostly visited war themed museum since I arrived in Berlin so it was a refreshing change to learn some more about the city.
However, it is the nuclear bomb shelter which is the main attraction for ‘The Story of Berlin’. Some sources online say that it is still an active bunker, however, this is not the case anymore as our tour guide informed us. Still, it is a pretty interesting thing to see and the guide provides good detail about how the bunker would work, how many people it would hold, etc. It was a really creepy space and was most likely (and hopefully) a once in a lifetime experience for me.
Entry into ‘The Story of Berlin’ is €12. A bit pricey but, in my opinion, worth it to see the bunker. One tip would be to check the tour times before heading over if you do want to go into the bunker. You can browse through the museum at your own pace.
Unfortunately, my pictures of the bunker didn’t turn out well as it was so dark down there. I have some pictures of the museum though if these will pique your interest. Are there any museums in Berlin you recommend?