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"Germanisches Nationalmuseum" Germanisches Museum Tip by AnnaLupilla

Germanisches Museum, Nürnberg: 16 reviews and 40 photos

by AnnaLupilla
  • Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Nürnberg
  • Adam Kraft: Hl. Anna Selbdritt (um 1500) - Nürnberg
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    by AnnaLupilla
  • Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Nürnberg
  • Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Nürnberg

Founded in 1852, the GNM is the largest museum of the art and culture of the German-speaking world.
Its 1.2 million objects illustrate not only high points of German art and history but also everyday life and culture from prehistoric times until the present day.
Paintings, sculpture, arts and crafts, domestic furnishings, doll houses, historic musical instruments, folk culture, guild history, rural life, weapons and hunting equipment, scientific instruments, healing arts.
Cabinet of prints and drawings (300,000 sheets), research library (ca 500,000 volumes, 1500 scholarly periodicals), numismatic collection (60,000 coins, 20,000 medals).
Highlights of the collections include works by Albrecht Dürer, Veit Stoß and Adam Kraft, Martin Behaim's globe (the world's earliest) and a Rembrandt self-portrait.
The Museum Education Center (KPZ) offers a wide variety of guided tours and courses (in German and foreign languages; regular tours in English twice monthly).
Frequent special exhibitions focus on selected aspects of German art and culture. Of note, the "Way of Human Rights" by the Israeli artist Dani Karavan at the museum's entrance.

Address: Kartäusergasse 1
Directions: Subway U2/U21: Opernhaus; by foot 3 minutes
Phone: +49 - 911 13310

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 17, 2004
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