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Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum)

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Address: Prinzregentenstr. 3, 80538 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 89 2112401
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Perfect for a rainy day

The museum shows a lot of the history of Bavaria and it's relations to the countries and royal families around (from Italy, France to Austria and Germany), but I would not visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum shows a lot of the history of Bavaria and it's relations to the countries and royal families around (from Italy, France to Austria and Germany), but I would not visit it if it would not be a rainy day , there are better things to watch in Munich.

Thank concertoclassico
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

This museum is very reasonably priced. But full of great artwork!!! We took an audio guide and recommend that to anyone who visits. The basement took most of our time. They are in possession of one of the largest collections of Nativity scene from the fifteenth through early nineteenth centuries, dramatically and imaginatively displayed. Many of the scenes display wonderful... More 

2 Thank William L
Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is a traditional museum: everything written in German, just an audioguide with some explanations in English, no interactive documentation. Nonetheless, it was a nice experience. We appreciated especially the Gothic (mostly religiiuos) and the Baroque collection. Too bad we had no time to visit the nativity scenes. Next time - promised!

1 Thank Thombly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Used audio guide for great tour and education about their Nativity collection; it is fabulous! Also saw 3D Brueghel creation-very cool!

Thank Leigh P
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Made my to the museum in the afternoon, but wish I had gone a little sooner. I purchased the audio guide, and I'm glad I did. Many of the exhibit signs were in German, so I had much more information with the guide. My only complaint were that it was difficult to follow the audio guide. It was hard to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I hadn't planned on going to this amazing estate, but we're glad we did. It was amazing, one beautiful sight after another.

Thank tdammen
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This museum has amazing exhibits. I was in awe of what I saw. I could have spent longer were it not for the fact that I do not understand German. If you are in international tourist who does not understand German, this place is difficult. I did get the audio guide. However, most of the numbers (that explained the pieces)... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

There is a lot to see in the museum and it is best to be discerning about what to see and what can be skipped. When you get your ticket you also get a museum map and can decide what to see. Their medieval collection is large and well worth seeing. It has church carvings, statues, Byzantine ivories, stained glass,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Beautiful, rich collections of bavarian furnitures, porcelain, religious artwork, impressive items of local art nouveau, somptuos jewellery and clothes, musical instruments.

Thank ZAS2014
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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