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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 152 attractions in Munich
Type: History Museums
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Bristol, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Rijeka, Croatia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Big, well organized museum that is not reaching it's potential. There aren't much english signs so if you don't get the audiotour you will be lost. Other than that, it is a good way to learn something about bavarian history

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Washington, DC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was my favorite museum in Munich. It has a wealth of beautiful, hand-crafted Bavarian art. If you enjoy seeing exquisite examples of woodworking, porcelain, silver, bronzes, glass, interiors from old Bavarian homes, etc, this is the museum for you. The collection of furniture with amazing marketry and inlays was phenomenal. I'm a huge art nouveau buff and just adored... More

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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Perhaps its the lack of marketing or the lack of atmosphere , obvious english translation or something else .Attended with a colleague and we didnt make it half way round - flat , dull ,....

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The museum was a great place to visit with so many exhibits that it could take a week to go through them all in detail. The only issue from a traveler perspective is that very, very few exhibits had English descriptions. This made it somewhat cumbersome when trying to determine what the newer technology displays were pointing out. But overall... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a great museum. The place is huge. You can easily spend all day touring the museum. Some of the displays are only in German, but are good anyway.

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