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From the Neanderthals to the Nazis and beyond, the entire saga of German history is presented in this museum housed in the old Zeughaus (Armory). Like many German museums, this one is exhaustive and can be exhausting because it attempts to cover 2,000 years of German history in pictures and documents. The rooms are set up chronologically. I would recommend that you visit the sobering, first-floor galleries devoted to World War II; they have the most impact. On the 2nd floor, seek out Napoleon’s bicorn hat and sword, which Prussian soldiers discovered after he ran from the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. A noteworthy architectural addition is the adjacent glass spiral exhibition space designed by architect I.M. Pei.