The Deutsches Museum

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huge energy generator
We woke up at 8 am.. really early cuz we planned to visit the Deutshches Museum. After a freezing shower - i've hated the shower of the hostel cuz it turned off after 10 seconds to avoid the water wastage and so i had to lean my back on the button to let the water flows :( - i went to the lobby to have breakfast (coffee, toasts and peach marmalade) and back to my room to take anything i needed. Just me and Flavio went to the Museum cuz the other two don't like museums and stuff like that..
We took the subway ( spent 15 minutes to get the ticket from the automatic machines!!) and get to the museum in 5 minutes.. It is just 2 stops from our hostel..
The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) is the world's largest museum of technology and science. It possesses over 100 000 objects from the fields of science and technology. The large number of valuable original exhibits makes the Deutsches Museum one of the most important museums of science and technology anywhere in the world.
models of energy pales
The main site of the Deutsches Museum is a small island in the Isar river.
It is divided into different areas: the science area (astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, etc. ), the materials and product area (Coal and ore, metals, ceramics and glass, petroleum and gas), the energy one, the transport area, the comunication and information zone and an area dedicated to the children.
Among the particular highlights (besides many others!) are the first motorized aircraft built by the Wright brothers, the U1 submarine, the first program-controlled computer (Conrad Zuse’s Z3), and Diesel’s original engine and the first Fischer wall plug in Bonn.
It has been really interesting expecially for Flavio who is attenting and engineering university.
It is a really big museums ( about 16 km of path) and we had no time to visit it all cuz the other guys were waiting for us at 11 am at Marienplatz to watch the famous glockenspiel moves.
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Infact very day at 11 a.m. (as well as 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. in summer) it chimes and re-enacts two stories from the 16th century to the bemusement of mass crowds of tourists and locals. It consists of 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures. The top half of the Glockenspiel tells the story of the marriage of the local Duke Wilhelm V (who also founded the world famous Hofbrauhaus) to Renata of Lothringen. In honour of the happy couple there is a joust with life-sized knights on horseback representing Bavaria (in white and blue) and Lothringen (in red and white). The Bavarian knight wins every time of course.
first diesel's engine
This is then followed by the bottom half and second story: Schäfflerstanz (the coopers' dance). In the 16th century a particularly bad period of the plague hit town and everyone went into hiding. The first people to dare go back onto the streets were barrel makers who performed a big dance to show that it was okay to come out again. The Duke of Bavaria was so happy about this that he actually ordered them to re-enact this every seven years, a custom which continues to this day. The dance can be seen during Fasching (German Carnival) but the next one is not until 2012. The whole show lasts somewhere between 12 and 15 minutes long depending on which tune it plays that day. At the very end a very small golden bird at the top of the Glockenspiel chirps three times, marking the end of the spectacle.



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huge energy generator
huge energy generator
models of energy pales
models of energy pales
engine
engine
first diesels engine
first diesel's engine
planes
planes
the wright plane
the wright plane
the atom
the atom
inside a cell..
inside a cell..
ships
ships
from the roof of the museum
from the roof of the museum
the munich churches
the munich churches
the isar river
the isar river
ricchi inside and anphora
ricchi inside and anphora
the guttemberg stamp machine
the guttemberg stamp machine
ma and the Isar
ma and the Isar
me in the centre
me in the centre
Frauenkhirche towers
Frauenkhirche towers
towers
towers
dragon on the townhall
dragon on the townhall
Glockenspiel
Glockenspiel
Glockenspiel and Mary column
Glockenspiel and Mary column
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
BMW building
BMW building
BMW Welt
BMW Welt
sunset
sunset
sky in bavaria
sky in bavaria
laura, melly and us
laura, melly and us
well.. it happens after drinking b…
well.. it happens after drinking …
same here..
same here..
Munich
photo by: AleksandraEa