Deutsches Museum

Munich, Germany

The Deutsches Museum is the world's largest museum of science and technology, with approximately 1.5 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology.

The museum was founded on June 28, 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers as an initiative of Oskar von Miller. The main site of the Deutsches Museum is a small island in the Isar river, which had been used for rafting wood since the Middle Ages. The island did not have any buildings before 1772 because it was regularly flooded prior to the building of the Sylvensteinspeicher. In 1944, near the end of the war, the building was hit by numerous air strikes. More than 80% of the structure was destroyed.

This amazing attraction is the largest technological museum of its kind in the world and is renowned for its incredible historic artifacts, which mark important steps in the field of science and technology. Exhibits at the Deutsches Museum are many and varied and cover topics such as aerospace, astronomy, agriculture, computers, chemistry, electricity, marine navigation, mining, music, railways, and telecommunication.

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Zenneckbrücke, Munich, Germany
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Founded: 1903
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Edgar Ivan Gutierrez Ochoa (18 months ago)
Museum is really good but I feel it needs a refresh, everything is dated until the beginning of 2000's, a lot of changes in the last 15 years, I hope to be back on 2020 for the update on the microelectronics section, I really enjoyed the astronomy and naval sections, oceanography was a big time, in general it has been a great experience. Take your friend and family when you get a chance, by the way the power energy demo it's amazing.
Alistair Vardy (18 months ago)
You will spend hours here and still need to come back again. Very well thought out with nice exhibitions. If you have kids, the children's area has lots to offer. There is a restaurant.
john oleary (18 months ago)
Very impressive museum in Munich. It was around 12euro entry fee. It has 6 floors. It has a very impressive astronomy section. It also has a very good biotechnology section. It is well worth a visit. I would highly recommend going there. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. It is huge. There is also a very good shop that sells lots of science stuff and books and toys. And a coffee shop which I didn't try. Recommended.
Hanisha Vaswani (18 months ago)
Very vast, and very interesting. My 5 year old was entirely drawn into the exhibits because there's so much to try out and experience hands-on. You can 'fly' an airplane, understand how music is made, and generate electricity. From ships to space, there's plenty to interest everyone - especially if you love technology and science. It also happens to be the world's largest science and technology museum, but that's hardly the point you'll remember after your visit. Bonus - the night time star gazing on Thursdays. Super Bonus - the view of Munich, (and the Alps in a distance, on a clear day) from the top floor terraces.
Sandeep Mohan (19 months ago)
Wonderful place. Anyone interested in engineering or physics will absolutely love this place. Has different floors dedicated to different fields of science. The aviation and naval history section is made exceptionally well. You can also try your hand at using an older steam powered engine. Exploring the entire place will take more than half a day. Highly recommend.
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