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Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

The Germanisches Nationalmuseum houses an extensive collection relating to German culture and art, extending from prehistoric times through to the present day. The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is Germany’s largest museum of cultural history. With a collection of over 1.3 million objects, about 25,000 are exhibited.

The museum is situated in the south of the historic city centre along the medieval city wall. Its entrance hall is located on Kartäusergasse which was transformed by the Israeli sculptor Dani Karavan to the Way of Human Rights.

Highlights of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Germanisches Nationalmuseum Collections

The Germanisches Nationalmuseum collections are displayed in the following sections:

  • History of the GNM
  • Prehistory and Ancient History
  • Middle Ages
  • Late Middle Ages
  • Everyday Culture up to 1700
  • Arms and Armour, Hunting, Garden Culture
  • Musical Instruments
  • Museum of Applied Arts
  • Renaissance, Baroque Enlightenment
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Medicine and Crafts
  • Decorative Arts before 1800
  • Folk Art
  • 19th Century
  • 20th Century
  • Toys

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

  • Name:          Germanisches Nationalmuseum
  • City:              Nuremberg
  • Country:       Germany
  • Founded:     1852
  • Type:            Culture and Art Museum
  • Location:      Kartäusergasse 1, Nürnberg, Germany

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German Proverbs and Quotes


“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


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