Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is the largest museum of cultural history in the German-speaking region. Setting nation-wide standards through its scientific and scholarly achievements, it carries the reputation of a dependable reference point in the museum landscape. The museum investigates art and culture in German-speaking areas in an internationally integrated and innovative way, offering educational experiences in dialogue form. Insights and results are situated within their historical contexts. The exhibition captivates visitors by the aura and presence of the original, awakening curiosity in art and culture through the narrative around it.
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Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
How to get there
  • Opernhaus • 3 min walk
  • Lorenzkirche • 5 min walk
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,717 contributions
The medieval and Renaissance galleries are the pride of this museum, with important works by the likes of Albrecht Dürer, who was born in Nuremberg, and Lucas Cranach d. A. A small exhibition of depictions of the rhinoceros in the 16th to 18th centuries is charming. The 19th century gallery is closed, alas, but there is plenty to see even without it.
Written 23 September 2022
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WymeswoldOFB
Leicestershire, England299 contributions
This is a big museum and good value, although a couple of areas were closed. It is strongest on mediaeval, rather than modern, history. Helpful staff
Written 1 September 2022
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Dear WymeswoldOFB, thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you especially liked our medieval collection. Unfortunately, at the moment we can´t open all the exhibition areas due to renovations and staff shortages, but we are trying to find a quick solution and we hope to see you again another time. Kind regards Your GNM team
Written 6 September 2022
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM935 contributions
The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is housed in a ultra-modern structure hooked onto a Medieval cloister. Due to its size, we devoted about five hours over two days to it. The 16th Century galleries included some of Albrecht Dürer’s most famous paintings, with the portraits especially striking. Much of the rest of the museum veered toward the “region’s attic” approach, assemblages of artifacts of more historic than aesthetic interest. The two temporary exhibits were well arranged and explicated, with texts in both German and English. One featured highlights from the museum’s Middle Ages collection, which was being relocated. The other focused on the art of Hans Hoffmann, a contemporary of Dürer’s. In addition to paintings of religious subjects, Hoffmann did some fine depictions of animals.
Written 24 June 2022
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Dear Sandy S, thank you for your kind review and wonderful overview of our permanent and special exhibitions. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our museum and we hope you will visit us again. Best wishes your GNM-Team
Written 26 July 2022
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,748 contributions
Truly excellent museum, despite the hoops required. To get in (as of December 2021) you not only have to be fully COVID vaccinated, but you also have to have a negative PCR test taken less than 24 hours before your visit. That does rather bump up the price if you have to pay for a test you don't have (or need elsewhere) but it probably is worth it if you already have your test as the museum itself is only E8 and you could be lost in the myriad of exhibits for the whole day.

It is a bit of an odd layout and you will find yourself retracing your steps repeatedly and going up and down stairs/elevators in various different buildings, but it's all worth it. Such a wide range of artistic memorabilia from china to wooden crafts to clothing to musical instruments to Roman remains to military memorabilia to religious artefacts. The buildings and architecture are as interesting as the exhibits. A great day for exploring inside in bad weather or any weather, but the COVID rules are tricky for sure.
Written 10 December 2021
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Dear Jarko2015, thank you for your very kind and detailed review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our diverse collections. The crooked architecture is based on the history of our museum, which has grown over the centuries. The Corona rules have changed slightly in the meantime, so that people who have been vaccinated three times are allowed to come without a daily test. We hope to be able to open again soon without any restrictions. We hope you will visit our museum again. Best wishes Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written 31 January 2022
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Traveling_with_Hank
Eugene, OR160 contributions
This was my second visit to this amazing museum.

Instead of exploring new areas I'd missed before, I decided to return to the religious art/artifacts sections. These made the strongest impressions on me, so I had to see them again.

Also enjoyed a coffee and pastry in the quiet cafe.

Now I must plan a third visit when I return for the third time!
Written 15 December 2020
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Dear Traveling_with_Hank, we are looking forward to your third visit! You can find our current opening times (during the corona pandemic) on our museum website. Thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to see you soon again! Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written 2 February 2021
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
This is a superb museum - one of the best we've visited - dedicated to the cultural history of the German people. There are too many exhibits to take in in a single visit, so one must pick and choose. We loved the musical instruments and the way the the museum incorporates the old monastery around which it is built. The special exhibitions during our visit were highly instructive.
Written 29 November 2020
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Dear FactotumDellaCitta, thank you for your fantastic comments! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our museum so much and we hope to see you again! Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written 2 February 2021
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James L
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States16 contributions
I recommend this Museum to anyone visiting Nuremberg. Very informative and fascinating displays. Make sure you allow time to see all the sections.
Written 28 September 2020
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Dear 740jamesl, thank you for your kind recommendation to visit our Museum! We´re glad that you enjoyed our exhibitions and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written 29 October 2020
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Amy K
Prague, Czech Republic12 contributions
Fantastic museum. The diverse amount of antiquities within the museum make this a must. Highly recommend getting the audio tour to learn the intimate details of the pieces. Plus, how the museum was built around a monastery. It is Germany’s Smithsonian.
Written 30 August 2020
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Dear itsmeak, thank you for your kind comments, the nice compliment and your recommendation to visit our Museum! We´re glad that you enjoyed your visit at the GNM so much and we hope to see you again! Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written 22 September 2020
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark804 contributions
The museum is really big and there's a lot to see. The building itself is really nice as well. So worth visiting.
Written 5 August 2020
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Dear 773nicholasn, thank you for your kind comments! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our museum and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written 10 August 2020
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KarlaN
Nuremberg, Germany58 contributions
It is a very good museum, however I wouldn't put it on the top attractions you must visit, above all if your time in Nuremberg is limited. If you have more time or live nearby, then it is good. The museum is huge and has a big selection of everything, so have time and prepare to explore!
Written 22 April 2020
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Dear 886yamilen, thank you for your kind comments and your nice recommendation to visit our museum! We´re glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Your Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Written 25 May 2020
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  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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