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Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)

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Address: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 89 2711969
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A large collection of unique toys, dating back to the 1800s.

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The Museum is accessed through an entrance in the tower of the Alte Rathaus. just off Marienplatz, not the main building under the arcading ; you need to go up a length of spiral... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Museum is accessed through an entrance in the tower of the Alte Rathaus. just off Marienplatz, not the main building under the arcading ; you need to go up a length of spiral staircase before finding the ticket office/shop area, but after paying your 4 euro entrance price, there is a lift which takes you up to the top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is much more than a collection of children’s toy over the last hundred years. There is interesting information about the development of the designs, of innovations and about the people responsible. If you want to know about the origins and changes to the Barbie doll, it’s here along with an array of examples. How did they churn out hundreds... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We have been to a few other toy museums in Germany, Trier being the best so far. This museum in Munich was quite small and took less than 15 minutes to walk through. I recall a lot of stairs as well. So while this museum might be fun for an older generation, I don't think they would appreciate the climbing.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Spent €8 for two adults. Four tiny rooms of old toys. A few glass cases of teddy bears (maybe 20? 30?) but nothing impressive. Was really disappointed. We saw everything within 10 minutes. Go browse some souvenir stores instead for free.

Thank Miss K
Forstinning, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Don't expect too much. The exhibition is very small, however it worth to see and they have very nice old toys. It is a good opportunity to show our kids how our grandparents played 100 years ago.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

well as the header, this museum should be for the new generation to know what kind of toys were used in the old days, it had one issue for since i went with my baby girl i had to carry the trolley upto the 1st level in order to keep it while visiting the museum

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is right at Marienplatz and is about 3 small rooms in a tower with probably 20 or so total display cases of old toys. There are certainly some interesting pieces and it was only €8 for a family pass. Our kids enjoyed it but I thought it was a bit in need of some updates. If you have little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting toy museum in an old building with winding stairs. There is a good collection of teddy bears, dolls, trains and even robots. A nice way to spend an hour for a couple of euros.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This curious little museum is located in the tower of the original Town Hall, right on Marienplatz in the middle of Munich. You can take a small elevator or navigate the narrow, spiraling stairs to see a few floors of toys, some odd, some endearing. Germany has quite a history of toy making and it was interesting to learn more... More 

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Ingram, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This little museum is owned by the same family that owns the toy museum in Prague. It is located in a tall old turret very near the famous clock. There is a small vintage Barbie section and a small Steiff section. Worth seeing if you like vintage toys.

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