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)

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Albert Ziegler (11 months ago)
Technical museum with deep dives into different areas. There's many more than can be explored in one visit, so it's useful to focus on one or two that strike your fancy. My personal favourite is The Mine. Suitable for adults and children alike (though not all parts are equally interesting to younger age groups).
Ana Mak (11 months ago)
It's a great museum especially with physics and computer science department! I loved ships area but there is a better museum for this topic in Hamburg. I really enjoyed my day there. Note that you will require at least 5-6hours to go trough and see everything but not paying attention to all details.:)
Fatma Noureldin (11 months ago)
All you need is time. Rich source for knowledge in many aspects. Perfect for curious children. Some of the units displayed are interactive. The only problem is that most of the units displayed are only explained in German! Please make it in English, as well.
Andrei Kovalev (13 months ago)
What a singular opportunity! ? The whole museum counted around 10 visitors. No tourists, no wonderers, all for us! All ships, all Planes, the structure of human body, the production lines and the depth of sole mines could be explored in detail, all physics experiments carefully done. Great museum! Thanks! ?
Giorgio Manzi (2 years ago)
Massive place. Easily will take a full day. Download app for fun time. Regular admission costly but great for students. I would also recommend downloading translating by photo app on your phone as lot of the descriptions are in Germany. Regardless highly interactive and would definitely go back as museum always developing.
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