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Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Address: Kartaeusergasse 1, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 911 13310
10:00 - 21:00
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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US$ 483.93*
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Special exhibit "Karl IV" is A+

Coming from Prague, I visited the Germanische Nationalmuseum for the special exhibit about Karl IV. This exhibit is a joint endeavor with Czech historian and will be open until... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Medford, Massachusetts
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Medford, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Coming from Prague, I visited the Germanische Nationalmuseum for the special exhibit about Karl IV. This exhibit is a joint endeavor with Czech historian and will be open until March 5, 2017. It was an excellent addition to my history lessons in Prague. The museum itself has a vast collection - history, architecture, musical instruments, clothing, furniture, sculptures, religious art,........ More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The artefacts and collection themselves are good and span a huge selections of time periods however the layout of the museum leaves a little to be desired. There are lots of long dark corridors that would have you believe you are either somewhere you shouldn't be or that the section you are in is closed. It is quite dark in... More 

1 Thank Lloyd F
Marietta, Georgia
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264 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Exhaustive museum. Allow a minimum of half a day to visit. If you have a particular interest, I suggest you find and start there, otherwise you may be just too physically and mentally exhausted once you get to your favorite area. So many interesting areas. The Charles exhibit was interesting. After that, the medieval area was kind of "been there... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Nice collection, but no flow. You have to backtrack a lot, and it involves several flights of stairs and lots of walking. The collection is a mix of the usual armor, swords, household artifacts, etc. Part of one floor is dedicated to some historical clothing which was different (you have to go an outside staircase to get to it). Special... More 

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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Wonderful way to spend a morning, Very good and well displayed, Good map available at he desk so one can see everything or only what one has time for,

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1,593 reviews
1,215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This museum has an impressive collection of artifacts that spans from the prehistoric to the 20th century. However there is no real flow to the museum. You have to retrace your steps and can only get to some areas by a certain route which means you are not going in order. It made my head hurt and I just didn't... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Free from 6 til 9 on a Wednesday. So much to see such a fantastic collection. Medieval collection was brilliant very helpful staff and nice cafe

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agia paraskevi
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

You can see paintings,sculptures, decorative arts,furnishing,applied art,(crafts and design), musical instruments,coins and medals, clothing,etc. Also many other things like Cloisters,Carthusian Church,etc.

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Bucharest, Romania
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1,316 reviews
1,127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The most interesting museum in Nuremberg,for me.And the biggest.You can easily spend a half a day here,even more!There are a lot of things to see:weapons from Stone Age or from Middle Ages,paintings,including some signed by Albrecht Durrer,A lot of marvelous old watches,sundials,compasses,old surgical instruments,religious objects,old furniture and many more.It's like the Ali Baba's cave!Unfotunately,there are sections without english explanations.There are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Very well curated selection of Germanic sculpture and art dating back to the pre-baroque days, and a numerous selection of artifacts - from samples of the various artisan guilds in the Renaissance days, an exhaustive collection of medieval musical instruments, baroque-renaissance period garments and also beautiful arms & armor from the middle ages up to the 19th century. Hang on... More 

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