"The world's largest museum of science & technology" Deutsches Museum Tip by meadwaytourer

Deutsches Museum, Munich: 51 reviews and 107 photos

  Enigma machine on display in the computing section
by meadwaytourer

A trip to Munich is incomplete without a visit to the magnificent Deutsches museum.

This massive sprawling collection of scientific and technological exhibits is housed in a wonderful old building on the eastern bank of the River Isar close to the Isartor gate.

Amongst the themes covered in the seperate halls are aeronautics and space, materials, metallurgy, electronics and computing, telecommunications, chronometry, construction, astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics. There is also an observatory and planetarium. All in all, it is a marvellous celebration of science, engineering and technology.

One of the most notable exhibits is the entire mining department, where you are taken underneath the museum into a series of specially constructed mineshafts. These show the history of how man has extracted minerals and deposits over the centuries and it gives you a real idea of just how dangerous mining was in the early days.

I was also impressed by the aeronautics and space halls and the section on the development of electronics (covering early analogue through to digital and modern computing).

You could probably spend two or three days in the museum but we manged to cover all the areas of interest in around three hours. The cost of entry was ? 8.50 per person and ? 3 for children/concessions

Address: Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München
Directions: It is within walking distance of the Marienplatz (10 minutes) or you can connect to any S-Bahn line (or U-Bahn U1 or U2) heading east and get off at Isartor station.
Phone: +49 - 89 21791
Website: http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 14, 2007
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