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. Use our Nuremberg itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Germanisches Nationalmuseum and other attractions in Nuremberg.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A beautiful museum. The temporary exhibition with as main theme "change" is beautiful. Nicely decorated and very accessible is told there about the time of Columbus and Luther. The permanent exhibitions give many options. By style period rooms furnished with utensils, art, weapons and musical instruments. If you want to see everything in a morning I recommend that. That red you just don't. Pick a few departments and enjoy what there is to see. There's something for everyone.
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  • August 11, 2017
    This museum typifies the problem with the Nuremberg card- there is simply not enough time to get round and do everything. In order to avoid 'museum psychosis' you'll have to pick out one bit and conce...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    In this museum we can see works by Dürer and Rembrandt, as well as a good collection of medieval art and scientific artifacts. It is a little big and sometimes do not know where to continue, but it is worth. On the door is the monument with articles of human rights.
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  • The museum contains some intresting works of art, but is not well organized. Big and dispersive, some not interesting thematic rooms. The building deserves a visit, in particular the coloumns in the entrance alley.
  • A really varying museum with lots of exhibitions! Good audioguides but also much information in English.
  • Very good germanic historical museum. Great collection. Well lit and detailed depictions. Paintings of DURER, rare artefacts osteopathic eagle , prehistoric and late middle age collections. Need 4 hours to do justice to the collections.
  • Great selection of Germany's arts in most forms and other artefacts from cloths to musical instruments and furnitures.
  • its not that huge, and most of it was ecclesiastical, so if thats your thing then fine. overemphasized christiandom in german culture ad nauseum at the expense of other influences. most of it was jesus and angels.

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The Altstadt and the Egidienviertel districts, the city's historical sections, provide an array of guesthouses and hotels. An alternative is the Gostenhof area, a suburban region with a selection of tourist sites. If you stay in Gostenhof, however, you need to take public transportation to the city center. For local flair, consider staying in the Knoblauchsland district near the Hauptmarkt. Avoid the Südstadt district near the train station, which is mainly residential and doesn't offer many entertainment options or access to sites.
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