The Deutsche Museum (German Museum) in Munich is one of the largest and most traditional science and technology museums in the world. Children and adults can discover a lot on seven levels!
Founded over 100 years ago, the Deutsche Museum now houses one of the most important natural history collections in the world. At the main building on Münchner Museumsinsel (Munich museum island), at the Verkehrszentrum transport museum next to Bavariapark and at Flugwerft Schleissheim aviation museum, visitors are encouraged to get involved and have a hands-on experience with demonstrations, experiments and media stations. The master pieces on show are sure to have you in awe and awaken your spirit for discovery: From early computers and aeroplanes, the first-ever petrol car and giant ships, to the world’s first microscopes.
The subjects covered by the museum are diverse: From astronomy to marine biology, nanotechnology to mining, clocks and musical instruments all the way to pharmaceuticals. The Deutsche Museum classes itself as a home of active learning, giving children and adults the chance to quench their thirst for knowledge by hearing, seeing, touching, testing and experiencing!
The Deutsches Museum welcomes around 1.5 million visitors every year. In the main building on Museum Island alone, more than 30 exhibitions take place on seven levels - from the mine in the basement to the planetarium on the top floor. The central building consists of three structures: the "Sammlungsbau" - a former railway hall that now houses the Centre for New Technologies, the library and the adjoining congress hall. The popular techno club Blitz and its restaurant with beer garden are also located here.
Even from a distance, visitors can recognise the landmark of the Deutsches Museum: the Museum Tower. This is not only home to a modern weather station, but also to Germany's largest thermometer. Objects are also on display in the museum courtyard - otherwise it invites you to linger or browse in the Deutsches Museum Shop. If you want to explore the entire museum, you should bring some time with you, because the exhibition area on the Museum Island alone stretches for around nine kilometres.
The Deutsches Museum is especially popular with families and children, because there is something for every age group. The little ones (three to eight years) meet together with their parents in the Children's Kingdom - here you can find a pulley, a giant guitar, a mirror cabinet and much more. Slightly older children from the age of seven can join in the experimental workshop. The museum also offers lots of workshops and guided tours exclusively for children and young people. Children can also discover lots of films, audio guides and information online.
The exhibits in the Museumsinsel building are currently being renovated. Part of the building is therefore closed on a temporary basis. With an exhibition space of around 25,000 square metres during this initial renovation phase, the museum still holds far too much to see in just one day.
In addition, you can experience the Deutsches Museum digitally at any time: In addition to an exciting knowledge podcast, the museum offers virtual 360-degree tours or guided tours through its exhibition rooms on YouTube.
Opening hours, admission prices and further information about your visit can be found here: www.deutsches-museum.de
Good to know: Munich Card holders are entitled to a reduced admission fee. If one owns the Munich City Pass, the entrance is free of charge. No matter which card you choose, the public transport is included.