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 is a big museum and good value, although a couple of areas were closed. It is strongest on mediaeval, rather than modern, history. Helpful staff 
    This is a big museum and good value, although a couple of areas were closed. It is strongest on mediaeval, rather than modern, history. Helpful staff  more »
  • The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is housed in a ultra-modern structure hooked onto a Medieval cloister. Due to its size, we devoted about five hours over two days to it. The 16th Century galleries... 
    The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is housed in a ultra-modern structure hooked onto a Medieval cloister. Due to its size, we devoted about five hours over two days to it. The 16th Century galleries...  more »
  • Truly excellent museum, despite the hoops required. To get in (as of December 2021) you not only have to be fully COVID vaccinated, but you also have to have a negative PCR test taken less than 24... 
    Truly excellent museum, despite the hoops required. To get in (as of December 2021) you not only have to be fully COVID vaccinated, but you also have to have a negative PCR test taken less than 24...  more »
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  • Loved it! So much to see but just enough in every subject/time period to keep it interesting. Some exhibits were closed but still plenty to fill our afternoon. Very creative how the museum wraps around and through the church and old abbey structures. The old world globes were the highlight for us! A must visit when in Nuremberg!
  • Excellent museum, fantastic historical collections from all ages and for different interests. A couple of days needed to appreciate all with calm and comprehension. Just a few hours if you want to take a quick round of the principal attractions.
  • The museum is beautiful but every exhibition room gets closed at 17.30/40 even if the closing time should be 18.00. In the end I got out at 17.50 because it was impossible to visit anything, even if you wanted to just have a very quick look at some specific item.
  • You'll need at least 2 days to cover in-depth...there are plenty of English transcriptions, if you get the audio guide (3€) it gives further explanations but not really required. My favourite was the treasure trove of musical instuments! Museum staff were friendly and helpful.
  • I love this museum! It has a lovely footprint and you can spend a lovely day. The cafe is nice as well. All the staff is friendly and helpful.

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