Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

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History Museum Museum
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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  • Been to quite a lot of museums around the UK and Europe and can honestly say that I did not think this was anything special. It was very average, in fact I would say the most impressive part of the mu...  more »
  • So much to discover at this probably too easily overlooked museum (if the number of visitors on a Saturday morning is a good enough indicator) but so easy to learn so much since meticulously, every it...  more »
  • This is amazing museum. Great works of art, founded in mid XIX century. This museum worth a special trip to Nurnberg.  more »
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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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