Bundeswehr Museum Military History – Dresden, Germany



The Bundeswehr Museum of Military History – Dresden, Germany

The Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr Dresden is a German armed forces museum. The collection can be seen in the former armory for Kaiser Wilhelm built between 1873 and 1876. The building was on the outskirts of Dresden town and survived the heavy allied bombing and firestorms on 13th and 14th February 1945.

Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – Panzer II German Light Tank
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – 8.8 cm Raketenwerfer 43 Puppchen – Kettenkraftrad and 7.5 cm light infantry gun 18
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – German WW2 Cart

The museum closed in 1989 to see how things would turn out after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reuniting of Germany. It waited for emotions to settle and watched Germany evolve and choose to reopen in 2011 with new energy. It distanced itself from glorifying war and armies instead tried to present the causes and consequences of war and violence. It distanced itself from glorifying war and armies instead tried to present the causes and consequences of war and violence.

There is a large collection of Military technology, uniforms, handguns, arts and military history. They have Germany’s first submarine, the Brandtaucher, on display and the one manned WW2 submarine Marder (Eng. Marten).

Marder U-boat
Marder mini submarine, Geman U-boat

Smal and large equipment and ammunition, devices and such can be seen here, and there is a nice collection of unique gear and items.

It is a beautiful museum with pleasantly lit rooms, sometimes a bit dark for photos, where you can enjoy the collection. Don’t forget that behind the main building there is another elongated building where vehicles are displayed. Next to the main building you will find naval artillery.

Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – Leichter geländegängiger Einheits Pkw – Light off-road car
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – 7.5 cm light infantry gun 18
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – Seehund, German mini Submarine
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – Backwards machine gun port from a Focke Wulf Fw 189 Uhu reconnaissance aircraft
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – Backwards machine gun port from a Focke Wulf Fw 189 Uhu reconnaissance aircraft
Militair Historisch Museum Dresden – 3.7 cm KwK 36 for Panzer III

Visit

Check out the museum’s website for parking, entree fees and opening times


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