A sailing boat at the Deutsche Museum in Munich.

Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum: be amazed and join in

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. All information for your visit.

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. 

Discover science and technology at the Deutsches Museum

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!

More than 30 exhibitions: the central building on the Museum Island

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.

Things to do for children at the Deutsches Museum

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.

 

Information on modernisation

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, entrance fees and discounts

Opening hours, admission prices and further information about your visit can be found here: www.deutsches-museum.de

Here you can buy tickets for the Deutsches Museum online.

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.

 

Frequently asked questions about the Deutsches Museum in Munich

 

 

On 13 November 1909, the foundation stone for today's main building of the Deutsches Museum was laid in the presence of the German Emperor Wilhelm II. Due to the First World War and the post-war period, construction was repeatedly delayed. The ceremonial opening of the new building took place on 7 May 1925, the 70th birthday of the founder of the Deutsches Museum, Oskar von Miller.

Dogs are not permitted in the museum. Assistance dogs are of course allowed on presentation of a pass at the ticket office in the foyer.

U1 and  U2, Fraunhoferstraße

Bus line132, Boschbrücke
Bus line 52 and 62, Baaderstraße

Tram line 16, Isartor
Tram line 18, Fraunhoferstraße

All suburban trains, Isartor (No lift) orRosenheimer Platz

The museum recommends planning at least two hours to get an overview.

 

 

Photos: Deutsches Museum, Jörg Lutz, Frank Stolle, Dominik Morbitzer

Covid-19: current regulations

Hotels and accommodation establishments, shops, indoor and outdoor catering, and also clubs and discos are open. However, restrictions apply. All other important information on the coronavirus and your stay in Munich can be found here.

A man and a woman record a podcast in a laundromat.

A feast for the ears

Many Munich museums and institutions have their own podcast. An overview.

Many Munich museums and institutions have their own podcast. Here we present a few examples that are particularly worth listening to.

Exhibition room with paintings in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

Discover Munich's arts and culture online

Corona does not mean that you have to do without Munich's great cultural attractions: We have collected the best digital offers.

Corona does not mean that you have to do without Munich's great cultural attractions: We have collected the best digital offers.

A wall with graffiti in Munich.

Get graffitiing!

Munich has long been the cradle of the European graffiti scene. Our author once painted graffiti himself, and today looks back on a quite exceptional piece of work.

Munich has long been the cradle of the European graffiti scene. Our author once painted graffiti himself, and today looks back on a quite exceptional piece of work.

The painting "Departure" by Max Beckmann

Hungry for art

You’ll definitely want to catch these exhibitions in Munich’s museums and galleries in 2022 and 2023!

From the Old Masters to the new young things: Munich’s museums showcase art from all branches and eras. Here are some exhibitions that you’ll definitely want to catch in 2022 and 2023!

A woman in a coat and an artist with a paint bucket smile into the camera in Munich.

A stroll through the Werksviertel with Loomit

Our author meets Munich personalities on a walk. This time: street art artis Loomit shows us around his Werksviertel-Mitte.

Our author meets Munich personalities on a walk. This time: street art artis Loomit shows us around his Werksviertel-Mitte.

Curator Judith Csiki in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

Curators present their personal highlights

Lenbachhaus, Museum Brandhorst, Pinakothek: We asked three museum professionals to introduce us to some of their favourites.

Lenbachhaus, Museum Brandhorst, Pinakothek: We asked three museum professionals to introduce us to some of their favourites.

Nymphenburg Palace in Munich at sunset.

Castles and palaces in and around Munich

The magnificent castles and palaces in and around Munich are world famous. An overview.

Residenz, Nymphenburg, Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee, Neuschwanstein: The magnificent castles and palaces in and around Munich are world famous. An overview. 

Fountain in Grottenhof of the Residenz photographed through a window of the Residenz in Munich.

Bisou, Bisou with the Sun King

The story of Ludwig II is a legendary tale: an account of a glamorous time that played out not only in Neuschwanstein, but also directly within the Munich court – the Residenz palace in the city centre.

The story of Ludwig II is a legendary tale: an account of a glamorous time that played out not only in Neuschwanstein, but also directly within the Munich court – the Residenz palace in the city centre.

Neuschwanstein Castle in the surrounding region of Munich.

Royal wanderlust

Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, Schachenhaus and Neuschwanstein: Bavaria’s castles and palaces are among the most beautiful in the world.

Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, Schachenhaus and Neuschwanstein: Bavaria’s castles and palaces are among the most beautiful in the world.

Endless Staircase in Munich.

At second glance

Some public art in Munich is unknown even to the locals. We present six works of art that can often only be discovered at second glance.

Some public art in Munich is unknown even to the locals. We present six works of art that can often only be discovered at second glance.

Munich Card & City Pass

Discover Munich in a relaxed and uncomplicated way: discounts for the diverse range of art, culture and leisure activities with our guest cards.

Public transport is included

Many discounts with the Card, many things for free with the Pass.

Online or at the tourist information offices

Panoramic view of the Munich Christmas market at Marienplatz.

Christmas Market Tour

Get in the mood for Christmas on this tour through the old town in the wonderful atmosphere of fragrant almonds and glittering lights.

Book now for 28 €!

Get in the mood for Christmas on this tour through the old town in the wonderful atmosphere of fragrant almonds and glittering lights.

Get in the mood for Christmas on this tour through the old town in the wonderful atmosphere of fragrant almonds and glittering lights.

Small meeting room of the Neues Rathaus in Munich

Exclusive tour through the town hall

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Book now from 18 €

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Magistrates, Monachia and magnificent celebrations: explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

A woman with varnished fingernails holds a gift with the inscription "simply Munich".

Vouchers

Buy now vouchers for your visit in Munich. The ideal gift! Guided tours, guest cards and more...

Buy vouchers from 6 €

Buy now vouchers for your visit in Munich. The ideal gift! Guided tours, guest cards and more...