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Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum

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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.

Last updated December 30, 2011
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