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A medley of museums
People tell me there are lots of great museums in Munich. I haven't been to any of them. But I imagine they are all small and rather crappy and over-hyped by the locals. I mean, I've been to a lot of major museums around the world - the British Museum, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tokyo National Museum, the Prado, the Gold Museum in Bogota, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. The Smithsonian. Alcatraz Island. The V&A. The Natural History museums in London and New York. The Maui Aquarium. I think the chances of me being impressed by anything that Munich has to offer are relatively slim. I just hope for your sake, if you plan on visiting one, that it's better than the Maltese Natural History Museum...
Not really my thing!!! I'm not a big fan of science.. my true calling is arts and literiture.. but HAD to go to this museum! mainly coz my brothers and sister wanted to.. but also I couldn't skip this landmark of Munich..!
A tip: if you don't like science, DON'T go there! you'll bore yourself to sleep..! but otherwise.. it is a great place..! :)
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it's well worth spending the whole day there. Some of the large-scale exhibits, such as biplanes and boats, are ranged in rooms the size of hangars. Among the mould-breaking inventions on view in the engineering section on the ground floor is the very first diesel engine. The chemistry department on the first floor features several notable historic displays, including the monastic pharmacy from St Emmeram in Regensburg, and original equipment from Justus von Liebig's Munich laboratory. Part of the second floor has been converted into a replica of the Altamira caves while in the basement there's a convincingly gloomy mock-up of a coalmine. Meticulously constructed large-scale models are featured throughout, and the use of interactive displays makes them as absorbing for kids as adults. Check the noticeboards for the times of the daily demonstrations given by museum staff; that of the historical musical instruments on the first floor is particularly worth catching.
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Old towns & museums
OK, enough of fantasy for the moment. Let's return to reality. MUNICH offers much to city living: the old town of Munich, gardens & galleries, museums (including the famous BMW MUSEUM, DEUTSCHES MUSEUM, etc...), OLYMPIA PARK, churches & HOFBRAUHAUS!
A very unique & artistic city with many sights to enrich one's cultural exposure. Love this city so much so that I lugged a 2+ kg coffee-table book home!
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Some people dont like to visit museum while on vacation, so this tip is not for you but if you do like museum, the Deutches museum is absolutely great.
Very big. 17 KM of gallery. It' s all about technology.
For a first-time visitor,...
For a first-time visitor, Munich's grand Deutches Museum creates quite an impression (at least, it did for me). The museum is focused on 'technical' displays (such as models and dioramas) and showcases everything form railways to aqueducts to jet engines and so on ... I particularly enjoyed the vintage cars, pictured.
Many fascinating models, dioramas, displays, etc. Most exhibits also include detailed descriptions in German and English so that visitors can learn exactly how things work.
The Deutsches Museum is the...
The Deutsches Museum is the Germans greatest technical museum and offers a lot of outstanding attractions.
You can visit a real mine in the basement, locomotives, cars, planes and real rockets ! It will take you a lot of time to see all, so you'll have to make a selection. At night you can visit the IMAX theater.
Laser show in the planetarium
The Munich planetarium next to the Deutsches Museum have laser shows with different musics. I visited the 'Pink Floyd' programme - they do hardtrance as well and a mixed programme with PetShopBoys etc.
It's a wonderful thing: you relax in your comfortable seat in the planetarium, listen to really good music surrounding you by powerful technic and over your head the stars are dancing, accompanied by colourful laserfigures and entertaining pictures... just great!
It's the biggest museum in Europe I think, dealing with science.
You'll find any information you want about physics, chemistry, time measuring, mining, music, pharmacy, biology, mathematics, motoring, electricity... and much more.
They have a Foucault-pendulum to prove the earth's movement, they show experiments with lightning in Faraday's cage - and they close too early!
The museum is open from 9 - 17 every day (even mondays!) and you simply MUST decide before you go what is the most interesting thing for you. You'll run out time whenever you go, even if you think beforehand, that you're not interested in science...
Some of the great museums in...
Some of the great museums in Munich, include The Schack Galerie, The Alte Pinakothek, The Deutsche Museum, located on the Isar island, fantastic technological museum, showing German achievements in Science and Technology. Another place not to miss, while in Munich is The Nymphenburg Palace.
Beautiful museums, expanding several centuries of Art and Technology.
I did not realize how many museums there are in Munich.There is one for everyone.The Residenz is the main one but I also had time to go to the Deutsches Museum which is next to the Isar river.
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Technical museum; a must see
As said the technical museum:
a gigantic collection of all what has something to do with technics.
It also is the most busy museum in Germany; that says enough.
Spent an interesting day here, all things technical are covered, especially enjoyed the bridge building section and the aircraft. Recommend a visit here for anyone.
Lot of Information
If you are a not-technical person too you will enjoy this. The different wings in this museum is just superb. Even one day is not sufficient. Go early in the morning. Ticket 7.50 Euro per person.
Messerschmitt ME 262
The Deutsches Museum has a actual ME 262! They also have a ME 109 and a ME 263. A V1flying bomb and many other displays. A must stop for WWII Fans.
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