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German National Museum (Germanisches Nationalmuseum) Tours and Tickets

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Founded in 1852, the home of the German National Museum has extended over the years as the collection has increased; it was originally housed in a 14th-century former monastery, to which a Neo-Gothic extension was added in the 1900s. Extensive bomb damage in World War II led to architect Sep Ruf designing glass-and-brick replacements for demolished galleries in the 1960s and the last addition was the glass entrance foyer, which is approached via thought-provoking sculptures in the Avenue of Human Rights by Jewish artist Dani Karavan.

Today the multi-story museum contains some 1.3 million artifacts showcasing Germanic culture and art, all on show in light, airy galleries and divided into 23 collections encompassing – among others – prehistory, prints and drawings, textiles, decorative arts, musical instruments and 20th-century art.

Thanks to the museum’s immense size, some cherry picking is vital, so the highlights of the chronological exhibitions include a handsome display of Baroque porcelain, the fabulously over-the-top decoration in the wood-paneled Aachen Room and a cluster of wacky work by Joseph Beuys. Also worth catching are the Stone Age tools, the scary-looking 18th-century dolls and ancient suits of armor in the Weapons Room – and don’t miss the circumcision clamps or tools for staffing sausages.

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Tues & Thurs-Sun 10am-6pm. Wed until 9pm
Kartäusergasse 1, Nuremberg, Bavaria
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City tour of Nuremberg

City tour of Nuremberg

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The great city tour of Nuremberg Classic in the yellow double-decker bus Get in and enjoy the highlights of Nuremberg on the city line. With our double-decker convertible buses, the discovery tour becomes an experience. See the city from above. Because besides gingerbread, sausages and toys, Nuremberg has a lot more to offer. The modern HopOn-HopOff concept enables you to get off at any stop and discover your favorite places on your own. If you do not want to leave the vehicle and would rather enjoy the flair of the city from the comfort of your seat, the tour takes about 2 hours! During the tour, you can learn more about the sights and the thousand-year history of the pulsating metropolis of Franconia via loudspeaker or LiveGuide. With us, your stay in Nuremberg will be an unforgettable experience. Discover the most beautiful sides of Nuremberg with the HopOn-HopOff bus tour.
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Nuremberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Private Guided Tour
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Nuremberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Private Guided Tour

Experience the cultural history of Germany with an Expert-Guide. Take advantage of skip the line tickets to avoid a few hours long queue.Admire beauty of art and learn about the artists in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Choose one of our excellent tour options tailored to your needs and interests: 2-hours: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Private Guided Tour Join this tour to visit Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Skip the line tickets to the museum are included. 4-hours: Germanisches Nationalmuseum & Old Town Private Tour Choose 4-hour option to visit Germanisches Nationalmuseum and see Old Town highlights on a walking tour. Skip the line tickets to the museum are included. Go inside Germanisches Nationalmuseum,one of the largest museums of cultural history in the German-speaking countries.See a huge collection of items relating to German culture and go back in time with Official German Guide.The guide adjust tempo to your need and provide you with information in your national language.
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