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“Good small museum”

Deutsches Spielzeugmuseum
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Sonneberg
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is a substantial but small museum about the the history of toys. There is a focus on the toy industry in Sonneberg, but there are collections of toys from around the world, including Lego, tin soldiers, teddy bears, marionettes, model trains, model steam engines, and more. Photography is not allowed in the museum, but if you search Flickr you will see some photos that someone (not me!) took there.

It's not exactly worth a 5-hour train ride from Berlin in itself, but if you are in Sonneberg anyway, you could do worse than to spend a couple of hours here. Nearby you will find the St. Peter's cathedral and several neat toy shops.

My biggest complaint is that the explanatory text is German-only. I wish they had English translations.

Expect to spend: 2 hours
Admission: low (can't remember, but it wasn't much)
Good for: Kids, adults, everybody
Levels: two stories of permanent exhibition, plus a temporary exhibit on the third floor.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is a very nice museum in Sonneberg about the history of toys. Lots of examples of toys! The labels were in German, not English, and I don't speak/read German, but we had a family member with us who was bilingual. And besides, most of the toys speak for themselves!

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