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Deutsches Panzermuseum, Munster

(4.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history of German armored troops since 1917 at Deutsches Panzermuseum, originally an officer training school and now a museum focusing on tanks. The 9,000 sq m (97,000 sq ft) site houses a collection of restored and functional East German, German, British, American, and Russian tanks from World War II. Rare specimens include Europe's only authentic replica of a German A7V from World War I and an American M48 Patton tank, which is open to visitors via a flight of stairs. Put Deutsches Panzermuseum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Munster travel itinerary planner.
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  • Interesting Museum. Much to see. You can go into a tank in the tower. Well sorted by time history. Lots of info. You should attract only warm because the halls are very cold. For Militärbegeisterte a must.
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  • There is a small outdoor area and 6 large halls with estimated 100 tanks, howitzers, cannons, etc. Old equipment from WK1, WK2 up to Leo 1 and 2 in different versions. Real tanks cut up, transmissions and engines to the look. Sometimes even with real bullet holes all with German and English description panel with information on the origin and history, as well as technical data of the device and to video walls with movies. Almost unheated and quite cold in the winter! Recommended!
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  • Many well restored and very rare exhibits, which are also good and professionally documented. Certainly something macabre, but for technology joy journey to this fairly remote Museum is highly recommended.
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  • Beautiful Museum! Must see for Tank lovers! You will walk from One Era to the next. From WW1 to WW2 to the Cold War etc.
  • Very interesting and powerful experience and they have almost all existing armors. I loved it and my boys also did. I wish we could see the tanks from inside and if it has some action events were the tanks would be moving...
  • If ever there was a heaven for lovers of armoured vehicles, the Deutsches Panzermuseum would be a serious candidate. It's remote location ensures that only the most dedicated of fans will make the long pilgrimage to visit this exceptional collection of cold steel, providing a quiet, profound and surprisingly intimate experience. The museum offers more than just it's almost unimaginable number of vehicles, too. There are sections of the museum dedicated to uniform in the German military, from the Wehrmacht to the DDR to the modern day, exploring the role of the uniform in the mythos of an army. There is also a very profound and humbling exhibition on the horrors of war and the permanent disabilities that afflict many veterans. A stoic and bold showcase of the weaponry of war that should be on the list for any true fan of armoured warfare. The museum staff were courteous and non-intrusive but spoke excellent English, and the entire museum was well presented and clean. One of my personal highlights was the old Bundeswehr M48 tank parked outside the rear of the museum that was open for visitors to get inside and poke around, and although it was not in use at the time, the RC tank battle arena gave great promise.
  • Great museum, it has almost every german tanks of the second world war, plus several allied tanks. To complete the collection there are several post war thanks (including some MBT) and a lot of different equipment: ranging from guns to uniform and badges. The audio guides, that are for free and are in English, are well done and very useful.
  • Really great and complete collection of tanks, including some rare stuff I never seen before. Was really surprised to see a Merkava there, but their assortment of German WW II tanks is also impressive. Especially since most of them are in running order, and ade started once a year (so I:ve been told).