The Deutsches Museum Munich (German Museum) is located on an island in the river Isar that runs through Munich's city center. Dating back to 1903, it is one of the oldest and largest science and technology museums in the world and boasts an impressive collection of historic artifacts.
The exhibitions of the museum include natural sciences, materials and production, energy, communication, transport, musical instruments, ad new technologies. You can see the first electric dynamo, the first automobile, and the laboratory bench where the atom was first split.
The collection of the German Museum is huge and can be a bit overwhelming if this is your first visit; it is recommended to concentrate only on certain parts of the museum instead of rushing through and trying to see it all.
Your kids will love exploring this museum too: The museum offers a plethora of interactive exhibits for busy hands, and there is a whole section dedicated to curious children: At “Kid’s Kingdom”, young explorers can sit behind the wheel of a real fire engine, fly into the air, or play on a giant guitar, just to name a few of the 1000 kid-friendly activities at the German Museum in Munich.
Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2179-1
Fax: +49 (0)89 /2179-324
Getting there: You can take all S-Bahn train lines into the direction of Isartor station; underground lines U1 and U2 to Fraunhofer Strasse; bus nr. 132 to Boschbrücke; tram nr. 16 to the Deutsches Museum, tram nr. 18 to Isartor
Admission: Adults: 8.50 euros, children and students 3 euros (kids under 6 free), Family ticket 17 Euros.
open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ticket sale from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kid’s Kingdom (no adults without kids allowed):
For kids between 3 and 8;
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.