Deutsches Museum’s main site on Munich’s Museuminsel

2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.

Danny and I planned a full day of Deutsches Museum in Munich. In the morning we visited the Deutsches Museum’s Verkehrszentrum or Transport Centre on the old Messe München site. The afternoon was reserved for the Deutsches Museum properly, on the Museuminsel or Museum Island

The Deutsches Museum (German Museum, officially Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik, German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology) is the world’s largest museum of science and technology, with about 28,000 exhibited objects from fifty fields of science and technology. It receives about 1.5 million visitors per year.

The museum was founded on 28 June 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) as an initiative of Oskar von Miller. It is the largest museum in Munich.

The German Museum is huge. The building is large, but inside it’s even lager than it looks. Firstly the basements are well used. Secondly there’s just so, so much.

More than a science museum, I’d say the Deutsches Museum is an industry museum. The collection is so large, there are so many halls and rooms you get lost. 

That and combined with the fact the Deutsches Museum was now the eight or ninth museum we visited in less than a week, took its toll. Unconsiously we started speeding up. It’s just too much. And not everything is bilingual.

So Deutsches Museum is certainly worth a visit. But consider making choices. 

Practical information


  1. The delicious German state secret: dining onboard Deutsche Bahn.
  2. VIDEO | Leipzig Hauptbahnhof.
  3. Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof.
  4. EAST GERMANY | Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Leipzig’s GDR museum.
  5. Hyperion Leipzig.
  6. Leipzig.
  7. By ICE from Leipzig to Nuremberg.
  8. Nuremberg Transport Museum / DB Museum.
  9. Novotel Nuremberg City Centre.
  10. Documentation Center NS Party Rallying Grounds in Nuremberg.
  11. Nuremberg’s Zeppelin Field with the Norisring.
  12. Memorium Nuremberg Trials.
  13. Nuremberg’s real-life Playmobil Imperial Castle.
  14. You need at least two full days in Nuremberg.
  15. DB Regio from Nuremberg to Regensburg.
  16. Thurn und Taxis princely palace museum in Regensburg.
  17. Eurostars Park Hotel Maximilian Regensburg.
  18. Regensburg.
  19. With Alex from Regensburg to Munich.
  20. BMW Museum & BMW Welt in Munich.
  21. Munich’s Olympiapark.
  22. Sofitel Munich Bayerpost.
  23. Deutsches Museum’s Verkehrszentrum or Transport Centre in Munich.
  24. Nightjet Vienna/Innsbruck to Brussels, or how we got thrown off the train in Aachen.

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