Although I’ve never been particularly gifted at physical and natural sciences, I find science and technology museums highly entertaining and therefore, on my last day in Munich, I went to the Deutsches Museum which is said to house one of the largest collection in Europe. Just as expected, my visit turned out to be a very pleasurable experience.

The museum’s inner courtyard, where you queue to buy an admission ticket, houses among alien things such as water turbines, a large golden sphere which marks the first station – the Sun station – of the Planetary Walk, a 4.5 Km long trail along the bank of the Isar river.

Munich, Deutsches Museum, Courtyard

A few minutes after entering the building, I parted company with my friends and went exploring the second floor’s enthralling exhibits: Foto + Film and Printing Technology.
On my way to those sections, I passed through the Astronautics department which I found quite photogenic… and informative, of course.

Munich, Deutsches Museum

Munich, Deutsches Museum, Space Travel Section

Looking for the roof deck, from where I shot the panoramas I’ve already posted and the Museum Tower of which I’ll tell you more about later,

Munich, Deutsches Museum Tower

I walked past a spiral staircase which houses a complete 1944 A4 rocket. Later renamed the V2 by the Nazis, it was developed as a remote-controlled weapon during WW2. The one on display here was shipped to the US by the Americans at the end of the war and it was returned to Germany in the late fifties for a film and ultimately landed at the Deutsches Museum.

Munich, Deutsches Museum, A4 Rocket

Munich, Foucault Pendulum's Tower, Exterior

The Museum Tower, which is said to be the symbol of the museum, has on its façade barometer, thermometer, hydrometer and anemometer – in other words all the instruments one needs to measure the weather.

Munich, Deutsches Museum Tower

Munich, Deutsches Museum Exterior

I don’t know which data the instruments were collecting up there, but I can say that at ground level the weather was rather chilly.

Camera: Canon EOS 300
Film: Kodak Portra 160 + Fujichrome Provia 400X
Location: Munich, Germany

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  • Polly Balitro

    January 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Reply

    What an extraordinary building! I love the way you’ve photographed it – especially the Astronautics department!

    • Antonella Guarracino

      January 28, 2014 at 8:36 am | Reply

      I loved how some objects in that section were shining in the darkness.

  • Alice

    January 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm | Reply

    Davvero una bellissima visita, mi sono persa tra le tue parole a fantasticare su quelle immagini. La terzultima, soprattutto, mi ha portato in viaggi lontani…

    • Antonella Guarracino

      January 28, 2014 at 8:32 am | Reply

      Alice, Destination Moon… quella e’ la torre che ospitava il missile!

  • Urban Hafner

    January 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Reply

    It’s a great museum, isn’t it? I remember going there as a kid and pushing all the buttons I could find ;) I’m sure in a few years I’ll go there with my kids.

    • Antonella Guarracino

      January 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Reply

      Speaking of kids, on my way to the cloakroom I had a close look around the Kid’s Kingdom and I really loved it! Kids seemed to have so much fun there!

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