Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg: Hours, Address, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Art Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 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.
Suggested 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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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,743 contributions
Dec 2021
Truly excellent museum, despite the hoops required. To get in (as of December 2021) you not only have to be fully COVID vaccinated, but you also have to have a negative PCR test taken less than 24 hours before your visit. That does rather bump up the price if you have to pay for a test you don't have (or need elsewhere) but it probably is worth it if you already have your test as the museum itself is only E8 and you could be lost in the myriad of exhibits for the whole day.

It is a bit of an odd layout and you will find yourself retracing your steps repeatedly and going up and down stairs/elevators in various different buildings, but it's all worth it. Such a wide range of artistic memorabilia from china to wooden crafts to clothing to musical instruments to Roman remains to military memorabilia to religious artefacts. The buildings and architecture are as interesting as the exhibits. A great day for exploring inside in bad weather or any weather, but the COVID rules are tricky for sure.
Written December 10, 2021
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Traveling_with_Hank
Eugene, OR160 contributions
Jan 2020
This was my second visit to this amazing museum.

Instead of exploring new areas I'd missed before, I decided to return to the religious art/artifacts sections. These made the strongest impressions on me, so I had to see them again.

Also enjoyed a coffee and pastry in the quiet cafe.

Now I must plan a third visit when I return for the third time!
Written December 15, 2020
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Dear Traveling_with_Hank, we are looking forward to your third visit! You can find our current opening times (during the corona pandemic) on our museum website. Thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to see you soon again! Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written February 2, 2021
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a superb museum - one of the best we've visited - dedicated to the cultural history of the German people. There are too many exhibits to take in in a single visit, so one must pick and choose. We loved the musical instruments and the way the the museum incorporates the old monastery around which it is built. The special exhibitions during our visit were highly instructive.
Written November 29, 2020
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Dear FactotumDellaCitta, thank you for your fantastic comments! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our museum so much and we hope to see you again! Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written February 2, 2021
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James L
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States16 contributions
Oct 2019
I recommend this Museum to anyone visiting Nuremberg. Very informative and fascinating displays. Make sure you allow time to see all the sections.
Written September 28, 2020
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Dear 740jamesl, thank you for your kind recommendation to visit our Museum! We´re glad that you enjoyed our exhibitions and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written October 29, 2020
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Amy K
Prague, Czech Republic12 contributions
Aug 2020
Fantastic museum. The diverse amount of antiquities within the museum make this a must. Highly recommend getting the audio tour to learn the intimate details of the pieces. Plus, how the museum was built around a monastery. It is Germany’s Smithsonian.
Written August 30, 2020
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Dear itsmeak, thank you for your kind comments, the nice compliment and your recommendation to visit our Museum! We´re glad that you enjoyed your visit at the GNM so much and we hope to see you again! Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written September 22, 2020
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark769 contributions
Jul 2020
The museum is really big and there's a lot to see. The building itself is really nice as well. So worth visiting.
Written August 5, 2020
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Dear 773nicholasn, thank you for your kind comments! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our museum and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written August 10, 2020
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KarlaN
Nuremberg, Germany55 contributions
Nov 2019
It is a very good museum, however I wouldn't put it on the top attractions you must visit, above all if your time in Nuremberg is limited. If you have more time or live nearby, then it is good. The museum is huge and has a big selection of everything, so have time and prepare to explore!
Written April 22, 2020
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Dear 886yamilen, thank you for your kind comments and your nice recommendation to visit our museum! We´re glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written May 25, 2020
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Steve W
Frankfurt, Germany18 contributions
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
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Thalitaaa1
London, UK41 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Lovely museum with plenty to see.

The entrance fee was only €8. Once a ticket is purchased, you are able to freely leave the museum and return as you wish, until closing time.

It was very easy to find and is a short walk from the main shopping area in Nürnberg.

Unfortunately, the guided tour is only offered in German so visitors who do not speak the language will have to guide themselves.

You do receive a map of the museum once you purchase a ticket. Personally, I found it quite confusing to follow but they were staff members scattered around the museum who were on hand to help with directions.
Written February 15, 2020
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Dear Thalitaaa1, thank you for your kind comments and your nice compliment for our employees. We also offer guided tours in foreign languages, but unfortunately not every day - for your next visit we can recommend our audio guide in 8 different languages. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our museum and we hope to see you again! Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written March 4, 2020
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Dorkon22
South Carolina416 contributions
Dec 2019
Some thing were moved to Berlin, however, this museum is excellent and develops the history of the town and Germany. There is much more to Nuremberg than WWII sights.
Written February 11, 2020
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Dear Dorkon22, thank you for your kind comments and your nice recommendation to visit our Museum! We are pleased to hear that you had a good time at our museum and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written March 3, 2020
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