Aircraft to board, mines deep down below the surface of the earth and artificial lightning – the Deutsche Museum (German Museum) in Munich explains science to visitors in a spectacular way. Bavarian Times provides you with all you need to know before visiting.
With its 66,000 square meters of exhibition space, the Deutsche Museum with its subsidiaries, is one of the largest scientific-technological museums in the world. The museum’s goal is to show scientific phenomena in a lively way.
Established in 1903, the museum has an immense collection of original exhibits. That is attractive: Every year, more than one million visitors come to the scientific museum which is located on the museum’s island on a former gravel bank of the Isar.
30,000 exhibits from more than 50 subject areas
30,000 exhibits from more than 50 subject areas make it difficult for visitors to make a selection. It is practically impossible to visit the entire museum in one day.
At the Deutsche Museum, a lot of emphasis is put on experiencing and touching: Visitors of the museum may climb through a long mine deep down below the museum, or board an aircraft.
Touching and trying out
Another highlight is the department of power engineering. Here, courageous employees of the museum show visitors what happens when lightning is simulated using a million volt. And as always, visitors may push buttons, turn levers and switches and touch exhibits.
Admission and address
Admission fees: Day pass 11 Euro, reduced fee day pass 7 Euro; visitors, ages 6 to 15, 4 Euro; free admission for kids up to the age of 5. Address: Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich.
S-Bahn to Isartor stop or streetcar line 16 to Deutsches Museum stop. Parking is available at the Böhringer parking garage (Baaderstraße 6) or at Gasteig parking garage (Rosenheimer Straße 3). Going there by car, however, can generally not be recommended.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last admission at 4 p.m.; www.deutsches-museum.de