The German National Museum in Nurnberg has an extensive collection of art and artifacts spanning many centuries, almost all specifically linked to the German experience.
There are paintings including a superb German Impressionist depiction of military drummers. There is armor for a host of knights. There is a musical instrument collection that spans the centuries, displays clarinets, oboes, guitars, strings, and horns but truly shines with all the keyboards. Displays include the work of gold- and silversmiths. Rooms abound with drinking containers of all sizes, all ages, and all styles of decoration. There is far more to see but memory fails.
The Audio guide offers at least German and English and has a marvelous interface. Like most guides, it allows entry of a three digit number associated with a given work but this guide shows a photo of the item to confirm the choice, Beyond that, the guide gives an overview of a room or a wing with a map showing the locations of the items supported by detailed accounts. The commentary for the musical instruments offers samples of their sounds. If the room had chairs, I would have listened to every example. While the fraction of items with commentary is currently small, the quality of the commentaries on offer is well above average for comparable museums. If the staff can add coverage of more items without diminishing the quality of the commentary, they will have something very special.
The staff were friendly, patient, and more than helpful. One declined to give us directions to an exhibit; he led us there personally!
The lockers are convenient to the entrance, spacious, convenient to the plumbing, and refund the Euro required to release the key.
Our frustrations were the disjointed architecture and lack of elevators. Getting from one part of the second floor to another seemed sometimes to require retreating to the ground level and then reascending.
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