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Deutsches Museum, Munich

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
Deutsches Museum, the world's largest museum of science and technology, welcomes about 1.5 million visitors each year. You can explore nearly 28,000 objects in 50 science and technology fields. Founded in 1903 on the initiative of engineer Oskar von Miller, the museum's main site is on Museum Island in the Isar river. (Two other spots in the city host additional exhibit spaces.) Explore the museum's interactive exhibits dedicated to natural sciences, telecommunications, tunnel construction, technical toys, astronautics, bridge building, marine navigation, aerospace, and much more. Photography is permitted, so don't forget your camera. Our Munich itinerary maker makes visiting Deutsches Museum and other Munich attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • My husband and I spent the entire afternoon roaming the Deutsches Museum, and it was an enjoyable time. I would class our visit as surprising, as there was less interactivity than I expected (I was th...  read more »
  • The Deutsches Museum building complex itself, in its elegant and serious look, tells about the glory of former days when Germany led the world in making scientific and technological breakthroughs. You...  read more »
  • The museum is very interactive, albeit a bit old fashioned. Some of the exhibits were out of order. Our son had great time also because many instructions were in English. 
  • I spent my childhood in the Deutsches Museum while my father worked on a book project in the library. It is, without doubt, a Munich treasure and a sure-fire hit with tourists looking for something kid-friendly and air-conditioned in the hot summer months. Miles of interactive displays, many multi-lingual, offer a deep dive on the history of technology and industry in the most hands on fashion possible. Notable exhibits include the first Diesel engine, a WW2 era V2 rocket, an ME-262 fighter (the first jet), a massive Tesla machine with scheduled high-voltage displays, an enormous model train set, and a seemingly endless collection of vehicles, engines, models, chemistry experiments, and videos. Budget a full day if you're planning on visiting and wear comfortable shoes; you're going to need them.
  • Best Science/Engineering museum I've been to. Gives explanations (in German) for most important developments in the history of pretty much anything German + technology -- and that's alot. There are plenty of hands-on experiments to learn about the principles behind what were world-changing discoveries in the past 2-300 years. Truly marvelous!
  • A fascinating museum, it takes more than one day to get through. This museum of science, technology and engineering is just phenomenal - contains artifacts going back to what seems like the beginning of time. Both children and adults can appreciate all the wonders contained here.
  • This is one of the best places i have been for a science fan like me. They have got detailed exhibits on many things, from ancient ships to the modern, ancient aircrafts to the current, biology, physics, astronomy, music, telecommunications, and many more. A must visit place if you are in Munich. Even a day is not sufficient to see just the one building in detail. There are three museums in all. Definitely recommend it!!!
  • This is a great museum for all things science and technology. There are some really brilliant exhibits and it's very well thought through. I've been here twice now, having spent many hours in here, and yet I've still not seen everything there is to see. It also has a roof garden which offers great views of the city. This is a must see when you visit the city. All descriptions are in German and English which is helpful when you're limited to only basic German phrases.
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