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Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum)

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Address: Prinzregentenstrasse 3, 80583, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0049 89 211 24-01
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nativity Creche Exhibit

We made a special visit because of the annual Nativity Creche exhibit. It's wonderful! Basically, you'll see Bavarian and Neopolitan figures that are exquisitely made from wood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special visit because of the annual Nativity Creche exhibit. It's wonderful! Basically, you'll see Bavarian and Neopolitan figures that are exquisitely made from wood to ceramics. A huge display for the holidays.

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Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is not exactly in the heart of Munich so I noticed that tourists who get stuck to Marienplatz and its surroundings ignore this gallery; however I believe it's a big mistake. The museum is open until 6pm but on Thursdays it closes at 8pm so I got two hours more. No regrets. The museum is large and a... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy walking through this museum, there are so many things to see from the floor to the ceiling. The hall of kings (not sure if this is what it was called) was so much fun. I took pictures of my husband next to the busts, there was one that looked just like him. There is a lot of see.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Major collections of South German and Tyrolean culture (including folk culture), traditionally presented, without any dumbing down. Interpretation in German only.

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Queensland, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This would have been a really interesting museum as it is supposed to contain treasures collected by the Kings of Bavaria since the 12th century. Instead I left feeling disenfranchised and unwelcome. The reason? All the labels were in German! The English audioguide was very specific on which objects to look at and even then the information were either too... More 

1 Thank geckopoo
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

this was rather a disappointment. I had read about their incredible collection of nativity works but to be honest 90% of them could be returned to the Churches they were taken out of. only a handful are actually worth seeing. The exhibition of myth and paganism in Christianity was not much more than some Church relics and didn't really live... More 

1 Thank mikey2846
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Another museum that needs lots of time. In fact we got baroque overload, there is so much to see. A huge variety in the exhibits, armour, paintings, porcelain, a room of a house, pieces from courts, medieval and Renaissance pieces and lots more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

A nice museum to visit in Munich. There are so many places to visit around this area too. A worth to visit place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Personally I am more keen on modern history, this the pieces in the are generally from medieval and early history. But they were still very interesting to see, everything is well presented and is multiple languages which helps. There was a good exhibition of a medieval house which I found very interesting to see how Baverians lived in the 16th/17th... More 

1 Thank Jamie H
Zajecar, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Impressive and very beautiful large museum complex owns one of the most important collection of decorative arts in Europe. The museum was founded by King Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855. It is located in the Prinzregentenstraße, one of four royal city avenues, which runs from Prinz-Carl-Palais on the west to Friedensengel (Angel of Peace) to the east about 1,31... More 

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