The German Museum in Munich (Deutsche Museum)

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The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) is the most important and largest museum for natural sciences and technology in Europe. It was built in the golden and technology-believing 1920s (opened in 1925) by Oskar von Miller. It was advised by world-renowned scientists such as Rudolf Diesel, Wilhelm von Siemens and Wilhelm Röntgen. The number of visitors is currently about 1.5 million per year. On some days, especially during the summer holidays, there are long queues at the cash desks. For many tourists, a visit to the Deutsches Museum is the main reason for travelling to Munich. Better visiting days are therefore weekdays (especially not Sunday) or days outside the main holiday season.

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Actually, the museum is too big for a one-day visit. On nearly 50.000 square metres in hundreds of rooms, tens of thousands of things are exhibited. Each visitor should think before exactly what kind of areas one wants to look at.

In our opinion, they are specially interesting:

– the vehicle departments: historical locomotives, cars, motorcycles, carriages etc.

– the aviation and space travel section: among other things many airplanes, satellites in original size

– Mines: You can walk through various replica mines in hundred-meter long corridors

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– Physics and chemistry: Many experiments where the visitor can operate knobs and levers. This explains physical and chemical laws and processes very clearly.

– Power engineering: Demonstration of lightning and lightning strike and much more

– Schifffahrt: Original ships, some of which can be entered

– Astronomy area with planetarium (several demonstrations daily)

– about 50 other areas: We found, for example, the areas of tunnel construction, bridge building and road construction very interesting

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Opening Hours 2024 Deutsches Museum Munich

The museum is open daily from 9 to 17 pm. On some holidays the Deutsches Museum is not open (status 2020).

Admission fees 2024 Deutsches Museum Munich

Adults pay € 15, older people and pensioners over 65 years pay € 10 entrance fee, pupils, apprentices and students also € 10. Families pay a total of no more than 29 € (family card). For children under 6 years of age the entrance is free. The interesting planetarium costs little extra.  All entrance fees are from 2024.

Our tip: Sightseeing tour through Munich 2024

A great possibility to see a lot of Munich in 1-2 days are the so called Hop On / Hop off buses. These are red double-decker buses in British style, which drive on 3 different routes through Munich. You can get off at many stops and continue with a later bus. Tickets for the hop on / hop off buses are much cheaper on the Internet at Getyourguide than on site. Further information:  Click here

Address Deutsches Museum

Museum Island 1, 80538 Munich, Germany, telephone number: 089-21791

Deutsche Museum on the city map

The location on the Museum Island in the eastern centre of the Bavarian metropolis.

Getting to Deutsches Museum

All S-Bahn lines from Munich stop at Isartor. From there it is a 10 minute walk to the entrance. The tram line 17 stops directly at the museum (stop Deutsches Museum). Some right expensive parking garages and underground car parks are in the area. Otherwise there are hardly any parking spaces. The Deutsches Museum is about at the edge of the city centre.

Information about the Technical Museum of Pforzheim, another well-known technology museum.

Video; Overview of the German Museum Munich (Youtube)


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