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Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum)

Prinzregentenstrasse 3, 80583 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
0049 89 211 24-01
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Ranked #47 of 169 Attractions in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had to rather rush round this museum / gallery as we arrived just an hour before closing time, so only scratched the surface. But we did achieve our aim of seeing the lovely sculpture by Tilman Riemenschneider. I suspect the building suffers by comparison to the Pinakotheks; not many visitors there, and it felt a little dingy and neglected. But... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This beautiful museum seems to have hardly any visitors. That is a real shame ! It has beautiful Riemenschneider wood carvings and Meit sculptures as well as marvelous pottery old and more recent. This museum seems to have very little publicity, and that is a real shame. I am sorry to see such a treasure not get exposed like the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Really worth a 2 hour visit. It I'll give an inside in some of the typical aspects of Bavaria from living to religion from building to decorations. The museum building itself is impressive. It's well over 150 years old and at the time already purposed build. This really helps to bring out the look and feel of some of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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61 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Really great and just one euro on a Sunday. Extraordinary medieval art, furniture, costumes etc. A real head turner was the glass on top floor. Make sure you don't miss the basement either. Plenty here to see as well. While one of the best museums in Munich not at all crowded. Tram stops very close by. Gift shop is quite... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It is the second to Deutsches Museum that I enjoyed the most in Munich. Even though it was a Sunday when the fee is only 1euro, there were very little visitors. It has a sizable collection of huge nativity scenes, furniture, instruments, porcelains (chess and backgammons were particularly interesting), toys, wall carpets, parts of churches, ivory, armory, etc.

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Bristol, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Well.....it just happened to be a rainy Sunday so the fee was just one Euro. The BEST one Euro I ever spent. I sketched and took notes for seven hours and was alone most of the time. Such fabulous eclectic collections and the 600 piece elaborate silver dinner service nearly made me cry! The huge Blackamoor head (chalice) that was... More

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Oxford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The fact that I went on a Sunday and the museum entrance only cost €1 made it slightly easier to swallow. We had read reviews and were prepared for the lack of English translations, so bought an audio guide to help guide us through the maze. Unfortunately the exhibits were just not for me. Whilst the upstairs concentrates on art... More

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Vienna, Austria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Such a treasure trove of so many different items. There was beautiful furniture, great religious art objects dating to the 1400's, clothing , pottery and porcelien.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Try to go on Sunday as it is much better value. Be sure to get the audio tour as none of the signage is translated to other languages (English included). Pretty standard museum type stuff, but for €1 it's a good couple of hours.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

If you only have short stay in Munich, there are many other more interesting places to go than this muzeum. There were no English translation. Couldn't understand it at all. It was so quiet in there. I only saw another 2 visitors during my visit with another friend. Overall the displays were not very interesting to me.

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