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Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Address: Kartausergasse 1, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49-911-1-33-10
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Amazing Array of Art

Do take time to visit this excellent museum which presents a survey or German art and craft. I especially enjoyed the wood carvings. Look for the large angel that peers down from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Sea Cliff, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Do take time to visit this excellent museum which presents a survey or German art and craft. I especially enjoyed the wood carvings. Look for the large angel that peers down from above as you enter the cloister section.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This museum is huge and offers a great variety of exhibits. I would have never expected anything like that in a city like nuremberg. If this museum would be located in berlin, evryone would know it. Go there and experience german history, culture and art in a way you have never seen before. Half of the museum is nicely refurbished... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Be sure you have enough time reserved for the visit, it is THE museum to see in Nuremberg if you are a historian or history enthusiast. You'll get, inevitably lost, but it makes the discovery experience even more interesting. Thematic exhibitions/units spice things up! It's a must see.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a modern building with very nice museography, the pieces are nicely displayed and cover several centuries of German history. Wednesdays is a day when it closes late so you can take advantage of it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This had all different items including stone tools from ancient man (and a small horse cave drawing too), guild artifacts, ancient scientific instruments, a full pharmacy set-up, musical instruments, weapons, clothing, tapestries, paintings and sculptures etc. I only saw about half the museum because of limited time, but would need a full day (or two) to see everything. They have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

great collections, diverse. Try to wear light close, is very warm in the most spaces inside . It worth to visit, maybe two days spent here would make the visit more enjoyable.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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418 reviews 418 reviews
186 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a huge museum, so just go to the areas you want to go about as it's too big to see at one time. There's a lot here. We went to the ancient rooms and some of the boards are in english but not all of them. There were also some translation issues and the boards did not read... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This museum is huge. You can spend half a day in it and still can't say you covered it all. However, this is mainly a history museum and if you are not a fan of those, this museum would not change your mind. That being said, the organization of this museum seemed to be a mess. The ladies supervising the... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Well this is the place to come! From artwork to costumes, musical instruments to actual life size historical rooms, there is something to cater for all. The museum is a bargain for a family as it was only 10 euros. This is the English website http://www.gnm.de/en/englische-seite/ There are good sized lockers to secure your coats and bags. Disabled access is... More 

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Athens, Greece
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am not a fun of museums but this is something different. This museum shows all the history of Germany and a lot more... Be prepared, you will need all the morning hours to see everything. Also, we went there on Wednesday at 6-9 pm it is free.

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