Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

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Germanisches Nationalmuseum-- Germany's largest museum of cultural history--houses an enormous collection of German cultural and art objects from prehistoric times to present day. Some highlights include the Cloth of St. Gereon, the oldest European tapestry still existing, plus portraits and paintings by Albrecht Dürer and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Most displays contain text only in German, and the layout can be a little confusing. Regardless, the quantity and quality of the collection makes this worth a stop. With our world travel planner, Nuremberg attractions like Germanisches Nationalmuseum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very impressive Museum with beautiful exhibits well presented as for instance the Golden ship. Interactivity is a little short.
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  • This museum I have visited once before many years ago (before the new construction), found it completely reorganised. We had a short guided tour through a part of the collection, which I found quite impressive. Like, I go here again if the opportunity arises.
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  • The museum was founded in 1852, to deal with everything "Germanic" (meaning the German-speaking world) from prehistoric times to the present. It is an amazing collection of art, cultural objects, docu...  more »
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  • Is not well traced. There is not air condition, therefore some rooms are very warm and smelly. Not enjoyable to actually stay and enjoy it. There is not a clear tour, not easy to understand. If is not with the tour is quite impossible to enjoy the or event understand the amount of exhibitions. Not even ambiance music to do it a little more interactive. After an hour and a half, I was tired of being there. Not enjoyable even though the material is worth the visit.
  • Great items on show and a massive museum. Can spend all day in there. They cover Roman to post war. The tickets are good too, I think it was €10 for an adult and something like €5 for a student. My main complaint is that even with the audio guide, the information they give about the pieces is very un-interesting. They rarely say who used it, when it was from, what it was used for and a that. I think I only found the Roman section most interesting because I had some existing knowledge on it. It's a shame because it has such potential to be good. Also the cafe is very expensive.
  • An outstanding museum. I never tire of it. Staff are helpful and friendly. The audio tour can be heard in English, and most of the exhibit descriptions have English translations. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll likely be there for several hours. There is a full cafe if you need a break.
  • This museum has so much to offer! It's enjoyable for any age, and is a must-see in my opinion. The history of the building is most interesting--it incorporates ancient abbey buildings, and then gives visitors beautiful art from many periods. There's military history as well, with armor, weapons, etc. Something for everyone.
  • I am so glad that I decided to visit this museum! The entrance fee is 8€ but it's worth it. There is a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. I have to say that the museum is huge and that I spent more than 2 hours and then realized I still hadn't seen the entire section in another building. If you want to see everything thoroughly you'll need at least 3 h.
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