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London, England, United Kingdom
December 13, 2012
From journal Amazing Germany part 2
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
December 6, 2006
From journal Munich Top Sights
October 13, 2006
From journal A Short Stay in Munich
Saint Paul, Minnesota
July 5, 2005
The Deutches Museum claims that it is the largest technical museum in Europe. Having never visited another technical museum in Europe, I agree! The one thing the museum forgot to mention is that the majority of the exhibits are boring.
There are about a zillion exhibits at the Deutsches Museum, and you could get lost inside of it. They have exhibits on chemistry, textiles, ceramics, paper, and more. If you've never had a burning desire to learn the fine art of papermaking, though, you will be bored. There are three exhibits that I found really interesting in the whole place: telecommunications, bicycles, and motor vehicles.
The good news is that there never seems to be a queue, and it's easy to get to with public transportation. Admission is 7.5 euros, but almost anyone can get a discount - students, older folks, and young children.
From journal Munich: Bits of History Amid the Future
Prague, Czech Republic
April 7, 2005
From journal Easter in Munich
London, United Kingdom
January 26, 2005
Entrance for students is a bargain--only €3. It's €7.50 for adults. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm, and there are separate fees if you wish to take in a show at the planetarium or to go up the tower.
Language was not a problem. Everything was labelled in both German and English, but longer descriptions were only available in German. There were plenty of hands-on activities that make it a terrific outing for the family. My particular favourite were the chemical reactions--large containers of particular chemicals were hooked up to a test tube. Pressing a button would siphon some of the chemicals into the tube so you could see the reaction. Neat!
Another favourite of mine was the collection of musical instruments. Head to the back room where the electronic instruments are kept and there is a replica theremin for you to try! The replica of the Altamira cave (the original is in Northern Spain) is also fantastic - it's a mock-up of the cave itself along with the cave paintings that were found. As the original cave is no longer accessible to the public, this is the next best thing.
I had heard great things about the mining exhibit, so I dragged my brother towards it. This consists of reproductions of life-sized mines that are located in the basement of the building. This exhibit is NOT recommended for claustrophobics! You start by going down a winding staircase for about three stories. Then it's a maze of mine shafts, detailing a chronological history of mining. It's absolutely terrific but it's also absolutely very long. We tired after a while, and even when we picked up the pace, it still took over 20 minutes to finish the exhibit! This one needs time.
The museum is huge. Your feet will tire. Throughout the museum are these hilarious foot massagers where for 50 cents, your feet will be vibrated to numbness. I know because I tried it! It does work--it gave me an extra half hour of walking around when I thought my feet would fall off.
There are displays of pretty much everything you can think of so long as it concerns science and technology: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computers, food technology, biology, anatomy, chemistry. To see everything properly, you will need a full day or perhaps even more. With the two hours we had, we were only able to glimpse most of the exhibits. Previews of all of them can be found at the museum website.
From journal A Bavarian Christmas in Munich
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
January 13, 2004
From journal First Munich Trip
September 8, 2003
There are four main floors, covering everything from aeronautical exhibits (look out for a homemade aircraft built for a family of five to escape across the border from Eastern Germany - powered by two scooter engines...they were picked up by the Stasi on the eve of their intended getaway) to the Zeiss Planetarium (costs extra); via chemistry, ceramics, and computer technology (with enciphering and decrypting machines), glass-blowing demonstrations (cannily, they then try to sell you the flower/key-fob/animal you've seen being made), mining and musical instruments (including some great early automated keyboards and grandfather-clock chiming mechanisms), optics (including circus-ground distorting mirrors and some nifty displays of light refraction through prisms), photography and pharmaceuticals, and railways (a history lesson of design and construction, followed up by a room-sized model railway from your childhood).
Thirty-to-sixty-minute free guided tours round almost each exhibition leave on the hour or half-hour (there's a list on the website or available when you buy your ticket and get your mini-map). From the cafe of the fourth floor, get a cup of decent-ish coffee and a great view. Outside, you'll be able to see the barometer clock in the courtyard (see photo below).
Tel: 89 2179-1. Fax: 89 2179-324. http://www.deutsches-museum.de. Open 9am-5pm (Wed. 9am-8pm). U-bahn stop of the same name.
From journal Absolute München
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
July 28, 2001
From journal Munich with Kids