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Visiting Germanisches National Museum Nuremberg

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Germanisches National Museum is a museum located in Nuremberg, which contains with items relating to German culture and art extending from prehistoric through the present era. The architecture of the museum is combination from Carthusian monastery that once existed on ts grounds. The museum that was founded in 1852 is the largest museum of cultural history with total collection 2.3 million objects including the holding of the library and the Department of Prints and Drawing. The things to do at this museum is see a 3,000-year-old golden headdress and a bejeweled eagle fibula. The collection is displayed some sections such as history of GNM, scientific instruments, medicine and craft, folk art, musical instruments, and many more. Here you can find extensive archive and library with the collection such as bells, coins, and medals as well as half a million books on the history of European art and culture. Plan your tour there and get a new knowledge.

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Germanisches National Museum Visit and Tours

Germanisches National Museum Visit and Tours

Permanent Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibitions

With approximately 25,000 display objects can give you a representation of prehistoric times and contemporary art and culture. There are 17 sections of permanent exhibition that you can see included the 19th Century, 20th Century, Everyday Culture up to 1700, Museum Applied Arts, The Founding of the Germanishcen Nationalmuseum, Clothing from 1700, Decorative Arts of the Baroque, Medicine and Trades, Middle Ages, Musical Instruments, Renaissance; Baroque; Enlightenment, Late Middle Ages, Toys, Folk Art, Prehistory and Protohistory, Weaponry; Hunting; Garden Culture, and Scientific Instruments. In here you can find the enigmatic 3,000-year-old golden headdress of a Bronze Age priest or wise man and the pilgrim's cloak worn by the Nuremberg patrician Stephan Praun that never lose their magical allure. The things to do if you visit with your kids is see the rare toy collection and gorgeous doll houses in Toys exhibition.

Special Exhibitions

Special Exhibitions

The museum is not only had permanent exhibition, in some occasion they also held special exhibition. This is must be the things to do beside visiting the permanent exhibition. There are some examples of special exhibition that held by the museum such as Merchandise Magic in Product poster and Advertising Clips; Adam Kraft. Stations of the Cross; Light and Canvas. Photography and Printing in the 19th Century; Richard Reimerschmid. Furniture Histories; Luxury in Silk. Fashion in the 18th Century; and The Land of Hiking. A Voyage Throught the History of Hiking. All off the theme is interesting to discover.

Library: Manuscripts and Rare Prints

Library: Manuscripts and Rare Prints

Beside the important collection, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum is also offer a largest publicly accessible special library. Here you will find some areas such as art and cultural history, ethnology and folk art as well as local and regional history of the German language areas. With total collections more than 650,000 volumes including 1,695 ongoing subscriptions to journals, 3,380 manuscripts, approximately 1,000 incunabula and 3,000 16th-century prints. This library is open for public and the thing to do if you want to explore the library is you need to show a passport or ID card here. Books and other documents can only used in the reading room. To see the regulation of this library you see it on their website. You can imagine by visiting this place you will get new knowledge and new experience from your tour.

Germanisches National Museum Nuremberg Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

To get the ticket of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, you can get it at the ticket counter or book the ticket from the website.

How To Get Around?

You can get around the by walking, this place is walkable for the visitors and this museum also suitable for handicapped visitors.

What Should I Wear?

To visit the museum, you can choose the comfortable clothes for the season. You can wear You can wear tee, short, jeans, skirt, shirt, sneaker and flat-shoes. If you in chilly day there make sure you wear clothes that can make you feel warmth, you can wear your sweater, pants, jacket, and scarf.

Germanisches National Museum Nuremberg Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the museum is when they are held the special exhibition. The things to do to get the information about the event is visit their own website.



Will I Need a Guide?

No, because you can get the map of museum on their website and the information of each objects is available in English. In order if you need someone to give you a detail information of the objects it's better if you with a guide. If you are interesting to get a guide on your tour you can make reservation via website and on Sundays and holiday at 3.00 p.m. you can follow guided tour for general museum tour, it's free but the tours are held in German.

How To Get There?

It's easy to reach the museum from neighborhood cities, because there are lot of transportation choice you can use such as train, plane, bus, and rideshare. For example, if you are from Berlin, Praha, Munich, and Zürich it takes around 1 to 7 hours by those transportations.

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