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Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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Address: Kartausergasse 1, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49-911-1-33-10
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This museum is huge and overwhelming, but amazing. The displays for the most part are beautifully done and clearly presented. There is so much to see, though. Rooms of carved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This museum is huge and overwhelming, but amazing. The displays for the most part are beautifully done and clearly presented. There is so much to see, though. Rooms of carved wooden crosses, cases of religious folk art, regional folk costumes, musical instruments, fragments of sculpture from around Nuremberg, and so much more. If you have a special interest, by all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's just a place full of history and has some great pieces. I highly recommend going there and to bring something to write down.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Today made visit #2 to this amazing museum. I'm able to visit often because I live 30 minutes South of the city. This museum is set in a great location right in the heart of Nuremberg and is in a phenomenal old building that has been mixed with new conatruction, so it is a great architectural sight as well. Give... More 

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Yongin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum is a collection of interconnected buildings. It started in one in the late 1800s and it's just grown since then. The armory is my favorite room. Its collection of swords and other weapons is lovely, plus the last time I went they had a life-sized model jouster set up to give you the scope of how awesome such... More 

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Mobile,AL
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239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This museum has the Way of Human Rights outdoor sculpture along the walkway leading to the main entrance of the museum. There is no admission charge from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday nights and I used this three hour time frame to get an overview of the diverse and eclectic holdings that reside in this massive edifice that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I spent two afternoons here and barely scratched the surface. Be sure to pick up an audio guide, as it explains works in more depth. The physical guides to each room's theme helps you acquaint yourself to the works and decide if you're interested or not. You can find them in German and English next to each doorway. There's almost... More 

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Athens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The building is impressive but I did not find the collections inside excited. I really enjoyed the temporary exhibition of pocet watches which ends April 12

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Sea Cliff, New York
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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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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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