The history of technology, a huge subject presented in a huge museum. Since its foundation in 1906, the exhibition area of th... More
The history of technology, a huge subject presented in a huge museum. Since its foundation in 1906, the exhibition area of the Deutsches Museum has gradually expanded to 55,000 square meters (592015.36 square feet). This museum is unique in its concentration on the history and development of technology and natural science. Numerous objects and interactive models (eg. a planetarium and coal mine) are used to demonstrate mankind's progress over the centuries. See website for further details.
The exhibits were very imaginative and elaborate. The variety was also great. There were life-size models, real objects, reconstructions of a submarine in cutaway form, dioramas, 3-d displays of Mars, just an endless amount of fascinating items. It definitely appeals to the boy in every man and has enough to interest anyone.
I went to the Deutsches Museum on my first day in Germany. I was VERY jet-lagged, but still managed to enjoy this place. There was a lot of fascinating stuff to look at and keep you entertained.
I was especially impressed by the model railroad they had set up. They put on shows of the railroad a few times through the day. It's a very large model with several trains on it, some containing cameras so you can watch as it goes thru tunnels, over bridges, etc.
I recommend this place to anyone who will be in Munich!