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Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Address: Kartaeusergasse 1, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 911 13310
10:00 - 21:00
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Free on wednesday nights

Very big, great paintings and lots more, too much to see in 2 hours, but good quality! Wish I had come 1 hour before to see it all!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2015
Mechelen, Belgium
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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Very big, great paintings and lots more, too much to see in 2 hours, but good quality! Wish I had come 1 hour before to see it all!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I cannot summarize accurately what a wonderful experience I had at the GNM. First, I must say that I completely underestimated the amount of time to spend here. I thought I would give the museum 1-2 hrs. It would fully merit 3-4 hours, in my opinion. The museum does a fantastic job of leading you though the history of German... More 

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Altdorf bei Nurnberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

MASSIVE! this museum has to be visited several times in order to see it all. I have been there 2 times already and barely seen half.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Whatever your tastes you will find it. Paintings, altarpieces, musical instruments, armour, regional history, etc. etc. Allow plenty of time.

Thank Terry C
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

We spent a day here, to visit this Museum. There was a Cranach exhibition on, which is why we visited. There are however so many other stunning exhibitions, you could easily spend a whole week here. I can highly recommend their toy museum, they have the most phenomenal doll houses and old toys there. Their Art collection is also second... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. It has fascinating collections of art, clothes, musical instruments. Staff are very friendly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

It would probably take a full day or more to see all the collections: pick your favorites... weapons and armours or religious paintings and sculptures from the middle ages or musical instruments or 20th century paintings or.... Unfortunately the recorded audio tour is available only in German.

Thank mongoose1950
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

We spent several, very interesting, hours visiting only a rather small part of this very rich museum. One will need several visits in order to enjoy all the exhibition rooms.

Thank AkisNora
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

One reads this is one of the best museums in the world and it is easy to see why. The structures which house it are fascinating in and of themselves. Many inventions come from Nuremberg, for example the pocketwatch and the globe, and the originals are in the museum. There is a fantastic collection of early musical instruments, galleries filled... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

The German National Museum is a must when visiting Nuremberg, Germany. It is laid out exceptionally well and photographs are permitted. This museum rivals the Victoria and Albert in London.

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