Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum
4.5
Architectural BuildingsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is the largest museum of cultural history in the German-speaking region. Setting nation-wide standards through its scientific and scholarly achievements, it carries the reputation of a dependable reference point in the museum landscape. The museum investigates art and culture in German-speaking areas in an internationally integrated and innovative way, offering educational experiences in dialogue form. Insights and results are situated within their historical contexts. The exhibition captivates visitors by the aura and presence of the original, awakening curiosity in art and culture through the narrative around it.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
How to get there
  • Opernhaus • 3 min walk
  • Lorenzkirche • 5 min walk
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  • raetrip
    Vancouver, Canada325 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! Unbelievable
    Very large and almost overwhelming museum. It had an incredible amount of items to see. We did get lost a few times and one of the docents helped us to find the music instruments which were fascinating. We did skip some areas as there was just too much to see. We were there a few hours and could have spent longer. The audio guide MIGHT have been QR code reader, as a heads up to take your phone.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,060 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum with Excellent Arms and Armor Collection
    This is an incredible, large, and diverse museum. I really enjoyed the arms and armor collection, the scientific tools collection, and the Roman and Dark Ages collections. There are tons of other collections too such as art, decorative objects, toys, musical instruments, sleighs, etc. It is well worth visiting and a must-do in Nuremberg.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Michael V
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nuremberg Must-do!
    A magnificent museum with a stellar collection. Be warned— you WILL get lost, but you’ll have fun doing so. So much art from so many time periods along with countless treasures from some of the great masters of the Germanic world make this a must-do in Nuremberg. I loved it so much that when I ran out of time on my first visit I came back the next day to see more! The baroque/renaissance/enlightenment section is definitely the highlight
    Dear Michael V, Thank you very much. We appreciate your feedback very much. Kind regards, Your GNM team
    Written November 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Pat M
    Parrish, Florida273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum in Nuremberg
    Wonderful museum with a great exhibitions and objects from prehistory and early history; Middle Ages; late middle ages; musical instruments; renaissance baroque; crafts and medicine; fashion and clothing since 1700; folk art; arms and armor hunting and more. The staff were so kind and friendly guiding how to get the most from the museum. You need 3 hours or more to see all the museum. They have a family plan which makes it affordable$14. We strongly recommend it.
    Dear ErnestandPat, Thank you for recommending us to others. We are so happy to hear about the great experience you had at our place. Best regards, Your GNM tean
    Written November 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 10, 2023
  • David D
    1,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly amazing museum for lovers of history and well worth spending time here.
    This museum contains the oldest preserved globe, as well as one of the four Golden Hats, and many other treasures besides. The exhibits go from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age, Roman era, Wandering of the Peoples, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, and into the early Modern Era. It is a very impressive place indeed.
    Dear daviddJ3376XE, Thank you very much. We appreciate your feedback very much. Kind regards, Your GNM team
    Written January 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 26, 2023
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is housed in a ultra-modern structure hooked onto a Medieval cloister. Due to its size, we devoted about five hours over two days to it. The 16th Century galleries included some of Albrecht Dürer’s most famous paintings, with the portraits especially striking. Much of the rest of the museum veered toward the “region’s attic” approach, assemblages of artifacts of more historic than aesthetic interest. The two temporary exhibits were well arranged and explicated, with texts in both German and English. One featured highlights from the museum’s Middle Ages collection, which was being relocated. The other focused on the art of Hans Hoffmann, a contemporary of Dürer’s. In addition to paintings of religious subjects, Hoffmann did some fine depictions of animals.
Written June 24, 2022
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Dear Sandy S, thank you for your kind review and wonderful overview of our permanent and special exhibitions. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our museum and we hope you will visit us again. Best wishes your GNM-Team
Written July 26, 2022
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Lisa C
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum. We spent about 2 hours looking at the various art and about 45 minutes in the lovely garden Cafe. The most famous works are some Albrech Durer originals (this is his hometown) and a Rembrandt self portrait. We didn't get the English audio guide but there are descriptions in English next to most displays.
Written June 4, 2023
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Michael V
Philadelphia, PA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A magnificent museum with a stellar collection. Be warned— you WILL get lost, but you’ll have fun doing so. So much art from so many time periods along with countless treasures from some of the great masters of the Germanic world make this a must-do in Nuremberg. I loved it so much that when I ran out of time on my first visit I came back the next day to see more! The baroque/renaissance/enlightenment section is definitely the highlight
Written October 27, 2023
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Dear Michael V, Thank you very much. We appreciate your feedback very much. Kind regards, Your GNM team
Written November 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HB-NC
Wilmington, NC68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is an absolutely beautiful, well laid-out and wonderfully curated collection. So much to learn about German history and culture. It was very peaceful inside and we spent hours enjoying ourselves and discovering so much about the country's history.
Written April 7, 2023
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Dear Helen B, thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and we hope you will come again. Best wishes your GNM Team
Written April 21, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ranz
Dandridge, TN141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Great space with a plethora of interesting exhibits embracing all forms arts and crafts and historical periods. Excellent display of armor and weaponry, and pretty good floor devoted to 20th Century art. Wide range of ceramics, woodwork and other forms of crafts. Enjoyable hours here.
Written May 17, 2023
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This museum contains the oldest preserved globe, as well as one of the four Golden Hats, and many other treasures besides. The exhibits go from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age, Roman era, Wandering of the Peoples, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, and into the early Modern Era. It is a very impressive place indeed.
Written November 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear daviddJ3376XE, Thank you very much. We appreciate your feedback very much. Kind regards, Your GNM team
Written January 22, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pat M
Parrish, FL273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Wonderful museum with a great exhibitions and objects from prehistory and early history; Middle Ages; late middle ages; musical instruments; renaissance baroque; crafts and medicine; fashion and clothing since 1700; folk art; arms and armor hunting and more. The staff were so kind and friendly guiding how to get the most from the museum. You need 3 hours or more to see all the museum. They have a family plan which makes it affordable$14. We strongly recommend it.
Written November 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear ErnestandPat, Thank you for recommending us to others. We are so happy to hear about the great experience you had at our place. Best regards, Your GNM tean
Written November 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

raetrip
Vancouver, Canada325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very large and almost overwhelming museum. It had an incredible amount of items to see. We did get lost a few times and one of the docents helped us to find the music instruments which were fascinating. We did skip some areas as there was just too much to see. We were there a few hours and could have spent longer.
The audio guide MIGHT have been QR code reader, as a heads up to take your phone.
Written June 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LizzieinLouisville
Alexandria, VA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Terrific museum. I had no idea it was so large. Rent the audio guide for 2 euros. There is a one hour highlight walk, or you can just punch in the number on lots of items. (Or if you are a museum nerd like me, do both!) The audio guide offers several languages, including English.
Written May 5, 2023
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Steve W
Frankfurt, Germany16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The museum is vast and has so many items. We looked at the music exhibition, the middle ages, science and several other areas. All was well presented with lots of information in German and English. Highly recommended!
Written March 2, 2020
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Dear I1888RDstevew, thank you for your kind comments and your nice recommendation to visit the GNM! We´re glad to hear that you enjoyed our different exhibition areas so much and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written March 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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