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The Deutsche Museum – the largest technical museum in the world



Oskar von Miller founded the Deutsche Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik (in English: German Museum of scientific and technological Masterpieces) in Munich in 1903. Due to his prominence as a pioneer in hydro power and due to his commitment, he convinced prince regent Luitpold to become his patron and famous scientists such as Max Planck or Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen to become his consultants. The final building was finished only in 1925 on a former bank in the river Isar, which is today called the Museumsinsel.

According to the founder’s motto „In this building everyone is allowed to do whatever I want“, he invites not only technically experienced visitors but also interested ordinary persons and younger researchers to understand the basic laws of natural sciences and modern technologies.

Today, the Deutsche Museum is visited by about 1.5 million visitors every year and its branches are also extremely attractive to visitors such as the Flugwerf Schleißheim, an aviation museum, or the Deutsche Museum Verkehrszentrum, a museum of mobility and transportation, which was opened on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Deutsche Museum in 2003 in Munich.

Source & more: http://www.deutsches-museum.de