The Deutsches Museum
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December 30th, 2007 – by: lorenzmartins
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.
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.
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.
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