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The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) ar Museumsinsel 1 is one of the largest technology museums in the world. It is on an island in the River Isar and has a vast collection, with 18,000 scientific and technology items on permanent display. Many working models and frequent demonstrations add further interest. Seeing it all will require a hike of some 16 km (10 miles). Particularly popular are the various transportation departments that include the first Benz automobile (the one in the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart is a copy), the first German submarine, early trains and planes, boats, and missiles . Large sections are also devoted to pure science, with physical laws and chemical reactions explained. Further exhibitions include paper- and porcelain- making, photography, weather prediction, electronics, agriculture, and astronomy.
In contrast to the great formal museums in Munich is the ZAM - Zentrum für Außergewöhnliche Museen (Center for Unusual Museums), Westenriederstr. 41. It has seven small museums on offbeat items, including a collection of chamber pots (2,000!), guardian angels, pedal cars, Sisi (the Empress Elizabeth), Easter bunnies, bourdalous (traveling chamber pots), and scents. It is near the Isartor.
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