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Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum)

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Address: Prinzregentenstrasse 3, 80583, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0049 89 211 24-01
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fascinating, overlooked museum

The collections are wide reaching and beautiful, as is the museum itself. The "cribs" or creches are amazing, and the museum includes everything from expensive clothing to rustic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
Betty B
Kansas City, Missouri
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An impressive collection of treasures but much of it, particularly the upper level, fails to tell any story. I was confused about the objectives of the displays. Was this simply a safe place to store priceless items or was the history of Bavaria really only about gold and silver baubles? A clue is in the gift-shop where replicas of some... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The collections are wide reaching and beautiful, as is the museum itself. The "cribs" or creches are amazing, and the museum includes everything from expensive clothing to rustic interiors. I was awed by the museum, and mystified at how few people were there. It is a quick walk from the Lehel U stop, and totally worth a visit.

Thank Betty B
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

There was a business private visit with a big Group of people. We've done a guided Tour and enjoyed fantastic food in the restaurant located in the museum building baseline. Great mix museum and restaurant. Everybody enjoyed.

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Deer Isle, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We explored this museum because we were interested in the history of Bavaria. It was interesting, but it really had more to do with medieval religious art and icons than Bavarian history. The art was interesting, but more than 3/4 of the signage was only in German. It is inexpensive and a nice rainy day activity, but it's not recommended... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Just to spend a couple of hours on transfer. Absolutely worth visiting if you like churc art from ancient periods and countries. Very special the explanations. Already the building itself is great to see.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

There are many museums in Munich, and this was recommended as I am interested in ceramics/porcelain. It is large and beautiful building with many floors. The reception desk lady spoke no English which was surprising at a tourist attraction. Entry was around 7euros.The hand held commentaries were fiddly but useful once mastered as they can be used in English.Some of... More 

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Miami, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The architecture of the building was wonderful. There is an interesting collection on display. Everything from knight armor to silver collections to china.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

What a museum, great collections, stunning piecesand a very well set out in a stunning building, loved this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

While this should be a secondary place to spend time, after the AltePinakotek and the Deutchesmuseum , at Christmas the huge exhibit of crèches / nativity scenes deserves lots of attention. The displays are beautiful and absorbing, not as religious objects but as examples of fashion and folk ideals. Rather like holy doll houses.

Thank barretteagan
Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This museum is massive - over 160 rooms of items. If you want to get your money's worth (7 Euro), go for the entire day. 30+ rooms are a variety of creches (nativity scenes, passion scenes, gospel scenes like the Woman at the Well, the flight to Egypt and the Slaughter of the Innocents) - variety of creche sizes and... More 

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