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)


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User Reviews

Желя (4 months ago)
It's a wonderful museum. Clean, big and beautiful. Has a little cozy market. Employees are kind and can speak English. It tooks 2,5 hours to walk through half the halls.
Ahmad (4 months ago)
The Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg is a remarkable museum that offers a comprehensive exploration of German history, culture, and art. Its vast collection spans millennia, encompassing artifacts from prehistoric times to the present day. From industrial innovations to artistic masterpieces, the museum provides a captivating journey through Germany's rich heritage. Given its extensive size, you should allocate at least two hours, or more, to fully appreciate the museum's treasures.
chris king (5 months ago)
A huge museum full of all things German. I spent hours wandering round the whole collection and my only regret was not getting an audio guide. I did have fun finding the items highlighted on the map tho.
Thomas Charles Nantz (6 months ago)
Expansive, educational, entertaining- definitely worth the visit. There is something for everyone, whether you are new to Nürnberg, just visiting and want to devote a day indoors, or have been in Deutschland your whole life! Spend as little or as much time as you want, but be warned- there is a lot to see and learn!
MK Leong (6 months ago)
This is a magnificent place to slowly enjoy every single piece of historical items inside the museum. It is segregated into several sections, so you're likely to know where to go after each. I guessed I was so immersed that I might have taken more than 2 hours admiring the various "story". Take a quick rest at the garden and continue again. Everything was really an eye opener for an Asian like me and it takes me back to imagine how medieval life was. I like the pharmacy representation of the unicorn & also the "modern" instruments back then for medical procedures. Really worth the visit.
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