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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Excellent museum. Go and see their top objects if nothing else. Mostly all labelled in English as well. Very good cafe. Well worth the ticket price. Don't miss the gold hat in prehistory section.
  • This was a marvelous look at some of the ancient history of Germany, and an especially close look at its medieval and baroque periods. The attendants were a little harsh in enforcing their rules (jackets cannot be carried by your side), but I suspect that it's mostly a cultural difference and can't really fault them for enforcing their own rules. All in all, we had a wonderful and educational experience visiting.
  • Great museum. All reading info is available in English. Great variety of objects. I will always recommend it.
  • Extraordinary museum for the amount of objects collected. The section dedicated to paintings is also very good. The only negative note is that it is a dispersive place and you easily lose because it is really huge. For the rest I suggest it!
  • Fantastic and huge museum. You can easily spend a full day here. Nice cafe inside.

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