Germanisches Nationalmuseum

© Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Key facts:

  • with ca. 1.3 million objects, the largest cultural-historical museum in the German-speaking world
  • artworks from pre-historic times until today
  • with 350,000 sheets, one of the largest collections of historical graphics in Europe
  • Nuremberg's former Carthusian monastery is contained withun the structure of the museum

Since its founding in 1852 the Germanisches Nationalmuseum has advanced to one of the largest museums of cultural history in the German-speaking world.

A visit to this treasure chest is almost obligatory for any trip to Nuremberg. It offers ever new discoveries, even for those who come more often to stroll through cultural history, starting with the Pre- and Protohistory section and ranging all the way to the present. Particular highlights include works of Albrecht Dürer, Veit Stoß and Rembrandt, the earliest surviving terrestrial globe, the first pocket watch in the world as well as the largest collection of historical musical instruments in Europe.

At a glance


Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kartäusergasse 1
90402 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 13310
+49 (0)911 1331200

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Opening hours

Permanent and special exhibitions
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

Mondy - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8.30 pm

Archive, Department of Prints and Drawings, Numismatic Collection
Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

Special arrangements on public holidays!

Special opening hours


Adults 8,- € / reduced rate 5,- € / 
Groups of 10 or more 4,- € /
Schoolclasses and youth groups 1,- € /
Families 10,- € (mind. 3 or max 6 persons, max. 2 adults)
Wednesday: As of 5.30 pm free admission, except special exhibitions

Free admission with your NÜRNBERG CARD!



Guided Tours

Reservation requested for groups

More information on the guided tours

Basic information on accessibility

Fully wheelchair accessible.