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Deutsches Museum Munich: opening hours, admission fees and exhibitions

Luftaufnahme vom Deutschen Museum, Foto: Deutsches Museum
Foto: Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum: Science and technology at your fingertips

The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) is one of the largest natural science museums in the world. Here, original exhibits and models illustrate how technology and the laws of nature work.

The Deutsches Museum at a glance:

  • How to get there: From Marienplatz, it is just a 15 minutes walk to the Deutsches Museum or you can take the bus 132 (going to Forstenrieder Park) and stop at "Boschbrücke".
  • Category: Science and technology
  • Exhibitions: There are about 30 different museum areas with a wide thematic range: from agricultural and food technology to astronomy, chemistry, photography & film, aerospace, oceanography and physics to shipping, telecommunications and timekeeping.
  • Special features: Guided tours, shows, workshops and a dedicated children's area.
  • Recommended length of stay: day visit
  • Note: The museum is undergoing renovations until 2028, so not all areas are always accessible. A visit is still worthwhile - there is always something to discover.

Exhibition highlights at the Deutsches Museum: You have to see this

Ausstellung zur alten Luftfahrt im Deutschen Museum, Foto: Deutsches Museum
Foto: Deutsches Museum

Given the many different museum areas and themes, everyone will find something exciting at the Deutsches Museum. However, there are a few highlights that should definitely not be missed during a visit:

  • The almost one-kilometer-long Stollenwelt, a dark mining complex that leads deep under the museum, is particularly popular.
  • In the aviation section, you can fly high among hot air balloons, airships and motorized planes.
  • The 42-meter-long U1 submarine of the Imperial Navy from 1906 is claustrophobically cramped.
  • Several times a day, museum employees in the Power Engineering department demonstrate what happens when a million volts simulate a lightning strike. It's a blast!
  • Captivating views of the universe and the world of astronomy await in the planetarium and observatory.
  • Below the planetarium, there are two viewing terraces that are open to visitors and offer great views of the Gasteig, the Mariahilfkirche church and the old town.

Accessibility and offers for people with disabilities

Around 80% of the exhibitions are accessible via ramps and elevators. Wheelchairs can be borrowed in the entrance hall.

Three parking spaces for the disabled, are available at the entrance to the Museum Island on Boschbrücke, next to the taxi stand.
WC (toilet) facilities suitable for wheelchairs are located on the ground floor to the left of the entrance area.
Special tours are also offered: tactile tours, tours in sign language, special inclusion tours, tours for people with dementia.

Admission prices for the Deutsches Museum and opening hours

Admission prices:

  • Adults: 14 Euro (up to five years and members free);
  • Children and youths (6-17 years), pupils, trainees and students: 4.50 Euro;
  • Children up to 5 years and members: free
  • Seniors and severely disabled persons: 8 Euro
  • Family ticket: 29 Euro (up to two adults with children up to 17 years belonging to the family)
  • Adults in groups of 20 or more: 8 Euro per person

Opening hours:

  • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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