German National Museum, Nuremberg

German National Museum, Nuremberg (must see)

Founded in 1852, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum houses a significant German art collection, ranging from medieval painting, sculpture and arts & crafts, to fairly recent German works and history. It also offers a great insight into the daily lives of people living in a German city and shows how life was back several centuries ago, exhibiting such common objects as glassware, musical instruments, or watches.

Out of the museum's total holding of some 1.3 million objects (including the holdings of the library and the Department of Prints and Drawings), approximately 25,000 are exhibited. Also interesting is the actual architecture of the museum. Modern glass structures and art galleries have been built around a preserved but ruined church. As with every attraction in Nuremberg, the English audio guide is great. A bonus is that about 80% of the exhibits have signage in English.

Tip:
The museum is open late on a Wednesday and free of charge after 6pm, though you would still need a few more hours to see everything.
Study the map you get at the start and try to plan your visit, as the museum areas don't flow into each other and you could spend much time backtracking.

Opening Hours:
[Permanent & Temporary Exhibitions] Tue, Thu-Sun: 10am-6pm; Wed: 10am-9pm
[Archive, Department of Prints & Drawings, Numismatic Collection] Tue-Fri: 9am-4pm
[Library] Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:30am-6pm; Wed: 9:30am-8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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German National Museum on Map

Sight Name: German National Museum
Sight Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Nuremberg Museums and Galleries Tour  

Walking Tours in Nuremberg, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Nuremberg

Create Your Own Walk in Nuremberg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nuremberg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nuremberg Cultural Tour

Nuremberg Cultural Tour

Nuremberg has a rich cultural life with many events including concerts, music festivals and theatrical performances. The citizens of Nuremberg are proud of their cultural heritage and carefully preserve the works of their prominent figures.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Western Nuremberg Tour

Western Nuremberg Tour

Western Nuremberg is known as the Johannis district. It features a number of parks, historical graveyards, beautiful Baroque houses and churches. Its charming gardens are great places to relax and enjoy nature, sculptures and fountains.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Nuremberg Museums and Galleries Tour

Nuremberg Museums and Galleries Tour

Nuremberg houses a variety of history and art museums. Visitors can discover the city's history at Fembo House, explore the development of communications at the Transport and Communications Museum, enjoy art exhibits at the New Museum of Art and Design and return to one’s childhood at the Toy Museum.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Nuremberg City Center Tour

Nuremberg City Center Tour

Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria, has a wonderful assortment of Middle Age and modern architecture. Considered the center of German humanism, it is also the birthplace of the German railway. It is the famous place where fascism was put on trial following World War II. Take this self-guided tour and enjoy the splendid views of this old city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Nuremberg

Kids Entertainment Tour in Nuremberg

Nuremberg offers a wide variety of entertainment for children and adults. The city pays great attention to the cultural needs of its citizens and the development of the rising generation. The family oriented nature of the city provides many wonderful leisure activities for children.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Nuremberg Nightlife Tour

Nuremberg Nightlife Tour

Nuremberg offers a wide range of attractions and entertainment in the evening. Bars, restaurants, dance clubs, cinemas and cabaret are all part of the city’s vibrant nightlife, guaranteeing a lot of energy and good times.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km