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“Three Floors of Toys”

Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)
Ranked #12 of 177 things to do in Nuremberg
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Three Floors of Toys”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Interesting museum with many types of toys. We especially enjoyed the metal toys and wind-ups. Some of the old wood toys were advanced with the things they could do. The audio guide gave us facts behind sone of the toys. Surprisingly, there was a room devoted to a hand-made replica of the Omaha, Nebraska train station. The top floor has an area for children to play and some newer toys from the 80's and 90's.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Well presented museum”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

For something a little different this museum is great for all ages. German toys are unique especially the timber made toys. Enjoy this experience as we did.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Overwhelming but great exhibits.”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

There were 3 floors of toys. One was for trains and was exciting and complete with toys made in Germany and the USA and other countries. The second floor had dolls, which was really overwhelming and not much of an interest to me but would be very good for people who love dolls.
The other floor had all kinds of toys that one can manipulate. It was very interesting. They also had a space where children could play with toys separate from the exhibits.
The only thing I would recommend would be having more expalinations in English.

Visited May 2013
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Erlangen, Germany
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Toy Museum..not only for Kids..great proof as to why Germany is a great country”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

When I first saw Toy Museum as a recommended place, I thought it was mainly for kids. However, the museum got me completely spellbound. The was it is organised - you can rent a small audio player for just one Euro from the reception - and listen to context specific comments - also in English - made the trip extremely interesting.

Various sections document how the toy industry evolved over more than a century in Germany, the dedication, passion and the thoroughness of the pioneers is truly amazing. Don't miss the section called - Ohama in Nebraska,learn about the 24 year of dedicated efforts to miniaturise Nebraska Railyard by someone who never visited US even once. Salute!!!

Absolute must for anyone who wants to understand the German Passion and why they are the Engineering Capital of the World.

Visited May 2013
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London, UK
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Museum!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a little gem. Its only over 3 floors but there are a lot of toys, history and information in this space. As well as a fantastic area on the top floor for children to play. There are all manner of toys, puppets, books etc for kids to play as they please. There is a also a working model train on the 2nd floor i think which operates on certain weekends of the month from memory. This museum is brilliant to entertain both young and old kids!

Visited April 2013
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