German Tank Museum

Munster, Lower Saxony, Germany

The German Tank Museum is an armoured fighting vehicle museum in Munster, Germany, the location of the Munster Training Area camp (not to be confused with the city of Münster). Its main aim is the documentation of the history of German armoured troops since 1917.

The museum displays tanks, military vehicles, weapons, small arms, uniforms, medals, decorations and military equipment from World War I to the present day. The heart of the exhibition is a collection of about 40 Bundeswehr and former East German (Nationale Volksarmee) tanks as well as 40 German tanks and other Wehrmacht vehicles from the Second World War. In addition there are tanks from the Soviet Red Army, the British Army and the United States Army from the Second World War, as well as other modern tanks such as the Israeli Merkava. Most of the vehicles are in working order, with restoration work ongoing to render all examples functional.

The museum site covers an area of over 9,000 square metres.  In 2003 the museum opened a new building for special displays, a museum shop and a cafeteria.



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Founded: 1983
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: Cold War and Separation (Germany)

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Michael Bolt (45 days ago)
Having visited the area before but not made it to the museum. I was thrilled to finally get to visit. The price for entry was reasonable especially on the basis of the wide array of tanks to view. There were tanks from the First World War through to modern times and from many countries. Also, bikes, cars and armoured vehicles. A real treat and very pleased to have visited.
George Wood (2 months ago)
Great place if you are interested in tanks and the history of armoured warfare. If you are staying in Hamburg it's only an hour away by road.
Jiří Habr (3 months ago)
A very beautiful visit to a great part of history, amazing! The museum grounds are full of interesting exhibits. The visit took us about 2 hours, but I think 3 hours would be ideal.
Gandalf (4 months ago)
Very very good place to visit if you like tanks! Stopped here on our way from Sweden to Stuttgart and it was well worth every penny. And it costed us 10€ per person, which is very cheap considering the amount of vehicles and history in here. Will return again if I am ever passing by!
Alexander H. (6 months ago)
Fantastic museum with a great selection of tanks. The information boards are in German and English and are superb. Additional historic information is given to specific historic events. Informative pictures in part showing the cruelty of war are also provided. All in all this is for sure on of the best museums I have ever been!
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