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“Can't be missed if you like inventions”
Review of Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum
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Ranked #14 of 320 things to do in Munich
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's largest science museums, visitors can to this famous institution can easily get lost among the endless floors of interesting exhibits, including a fascinating exhibit on mining.
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“Can't be missed if you like inventions”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Before my visit to Munich, a colleague at work had raved about what a brilliant museum this was and how he hadn't had enough time on a past visit. At the time, I couldn't understand his feelings but after this visit, it wasn't difficult to agree with him. If you have any interest at all in a movable invention in the world we live in, you'll probably find an exhibit related to it here.

First off, it's a large museum, comprising 3 to 4 floors above ground and another 2 floors underground. So, just to see all the exhibits without spending too much time at each could easily take half a day. The exhibits, while dated in some areas, span the entire spectrum of modern history (and in some cases, back to medieval times). The list of subjects covered is positively mind-boggling: boats & maritime topics; planes, aeronautics & space science, mechanical engineering; printing; medical advances & pharmaceutics; electricity; oil exploration; mining; mineral extractions; paper & glass technology, etc. Several times daily, demonstrations of some of the inventions were put on by the staff. They're only in German but they're not difficult to follow. I found the modern printing press demonstration very interesting while everybody (especially the children) enjoyed the noise and spectacle of the electricity demonstrations.

The exhibit on mining was the highlight for me. You start by heading 'underground' on a walk through the history of mining. Dioramas and mock-ups help to show how technology and inventions helped to make it safer through the decades. Beware that the entire walk can take up to 30 minutes and there's no way to cut it short if you're already in the middle of it.

The museum is also easy to find, being a single stop away from Marienplatz on tram number 16 followed by a short walk along the River Isar. Come with the mind of a child, there's bound to be something that will fascinate.

Visited October 2012
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“Lots of things to be seen”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Do not leave just a few hours for this museum, because the full day is just not enought.
I enjoyed every moment spent here.

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“plan to spend the whole day here”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

You'll need a pair of good walking shoes to explore all this museum has to show, and even after spending all day here you'll want to come back to see the things you missed first time round!

Visited November 2012
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“Every time a new emotion”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Have been there the first time for my first trip abroad without the family, was 18 (now I'm 48...), and every time i go there emetions are inaltered. Have visited this museum during honey moon and my wife was astonished as well, have spent a week recently with my family, and my son, which is now 19 and studying as Engineer, has immediately fallen in love with it.
If you are a fan of Science, this museum is worth a 3-4 days visit to appreciate any single corner. Otherwise, plan at least a full day there, be careful to time of various exhibitions and do not miss the "High voltage" experiment.

Visited November 2012
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“Great Museum”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is an excellent museum, especially if you are a WWII buff. They have examples of the V-1 "buzz bomb",the awesome Me-262 jet fighter,the Me-263 rocket plane,the Bf-109 fighter, and many other important German aircraft and weapons of WWI and WWII. On one of the upper floors you will find the enigma code machines, layouts of the first TV transmissions at the Olympics in 1936 amongst tons of other very interesting exhibits. We also witnessed a live demonstration of man made lightning which was as loud as it was entertaining. We were in Munich for the Oktoberfest and on a rainy day, this was a great way to spend it. There is a lot to see here on multiple floors so be prepared to spend a whole day or more if you read every detail at every exhibit. It's well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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