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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  • This was my second visit to this amazing museum. Instead of exploring new areas I'd missed before, I decided to return to the religious art/artifacts sections. These made the strongest impressions...  more »
  • This is a superb museum - one of the best we've visited - dedicated to the cultural history of the German people. There are too many exhibits to take in in a single visit, so one must pick and...  more »
  • I recommend this Museum to anyone visiting Nuremberg. Very informative and fascinating displays. Make sure you allow time to see all the sections.  more »
  • Take tons of time! Such a beautiful museum with tons to see. For young children (10 or under) the toy museum is a must see. They have free tours every two hours to show the highlights of the museum as well. Highly recommend. I feel like you would need a week to see everything!
  • What a rich and diverse collection of antiques!! The jewelry from back then is so extensively laid out 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 The fabric industry produced such quality clothes.. What a wonderful surprise !! The paintings, sculptures, clothes, music instruments from back then... It just took me through a journey to some other place... I would visit this place again.... 😅 Highly recommended to museum lovers.
  • Much larger than it looks from the outside. You could easily spend a day there. There is a lot to see from over the history of Germany. We'll worth the entrance.
  • Very beautiful place with a mixture of ancient, contemporary and prehistoric arts and handicrafts. You will not get bored visiting the museum halls enriched with vast knowledge in the field of arts. The regular visitor fee is 8 euros and is to be paid at the front desk. No bags are allowed inside and if you have any then it has to be kept in a separate locker room. The staff was friendly and informative. This is a highly recommended place to visit in my opinion.
  • It was closed every time I visited. Outside looks very promising. The vibe is intense and I was approach by catholic missionaries outside the building, and they could not let me go.

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