Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Nuremberg, Germany

The Germanisches Nationalmuseum, founded in 1852, houses a large collection of items relating to German culture and art extending from prehistoric times through to the present day. With current holdings of about 1.2 million objects, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum is Germany's largest museum of cultural history.

Particular highlights include works of Albrecht Dürer, Veit Stoß and Rembrandt, the earliest surviving terrestrial globe, the first pocket watch in the world as well as the largest collection of historical musical instrument in Europe.


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Founded: 1852
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)


4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Jeremy Hall (5 months ago)
The museum is pretty big, don't feel like you need to look at everything. Follow along with my pictures and videos to see the variety of collections at this museum. I put this museum in my top five of places to see in Nuremberg.
Vasilis Papamichalis (6 months ago)
4 hours and were not enough to see everything in this amazing place. Very well organised, staff were very helpful with the only negative being that many explanatory notes were only in German, nothing Google Translate can't handle. Definitely worth visiting again.
Hanna Rausch (10 months ago)
As a History A-Level Student I am a bit picky with museums but I loved the entire museum . They had an exhibition to about everything that I enjoy about history. Some exhibitions were sadly closed ( due to a staff shortage I believe) but it was so worth it. And if you're a student, you pay a smaller entry fee sooooo
Phung Phan (15 months ago)
The presentation of the art and history of Nuremburg is beautiful. I'm disappointed I didn't come here sooner. Recommend watching Rick Steve's video on this museum and other videos to get acquainted first to make sense of it. My favorite is the folk art area, as it has great home decors! So underrated!
Y. C. (17 months ago)
Visited here on Wednesday and surprisingly discovered that it’s free for Wednesday night. But the musical instruments part will be closed at night, I didn’t check the time so I missed it >
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