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"The Deutsches Museum in Munich" Germany Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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When you think museums in Europe you usually think art galleries but if you visit Munich you have the opportunity to tour the most impressive technological museum that I have ever seen. There seems to be no aspect of technology that this huge museum does not seem to cover thoroughly. The collections are enormous. They include a vast collection of automobiles, planes, trains, motorcycles or any other form of transportation that you can think of. Amongst the important collection is the first electric dynamo (Siemens, 1866), the first automobile (Benz, 1886) and the first diesel engine (1897). There is also a replica of a coal mine beneath the museum that is a must see.
The Deutsches Museum in extremely large. Therefore it probably is not possible for anyone to see it all in one day. I only covered about sixty per cent of the exhibits and I was there for five hours. Hence if you go check out what interests you the most or you will be totally frustrated by the size of the place.
Finally I highly recommend this place if you are traveling with children. There are lots of exhibits with hands on controls that will please kids of all ages and even the adults.
The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. It costs 6 Euros for adult admission. Students and children are 2.50 Euros.

Address: Museumsinsel 1
Directions: On an island in the Isar river southeast of Munich's old town.
Phone: 49 (0) 89/2179-1

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2005
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