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Germany, especially Munich, is well known and famous for beer. Located in central Munich, Bier- Und Oktoberfestmuseum brings to you a riveting history of beer, as well as the storied origins of the Oktoberfest, roots of which can be traced back to the nuptials of King Louis I in the early 19th Century. Do not miss out on the huge October Fest celebration! The exhibitions are usually conducted within a heritage building that dates back to 1340. In addition, there are special events held on the top floor as well. For beers fans and lovers of history, this place is a definite must-visit!
This small, humorous museum is dedicated to the comedian and actor Karl Valentin (1882-1948), one of the country's most famous names, who was also much admired by more 'serious' colleagues, such as playwright Berthold Brecht. Some rooms describe his unforgettable stage partner Liesl Karlstadt and others are dedicated to Munich's folk singers. All of the exhibits reveal Valentin's dadaist and often subtle humour, such as his great 'winter toothpick' wrapped in fur.
A wild boar and catfish greet visitors at the entrance to Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum's unusual collection. The former Augustinian Church (secularized in 1802) is now home to hunters trophies, weapons and large-scale installations of animals in their natural habitat. The museum also contains a section depicting all you need to know about fishing and fresh water fish. There is also a unique collection of nearly 500 stuffed animals, as well as mythical creatures from Bavarian folklore that are also worth perusing.
The BMW Museum is more than just a company museum. Located next to the enormous BMW Tower (built in 1970-73) which dominates Munich's northern skyline with its characteristic four-cylinder shape, this museum takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the different eras of motorized transport. Opened in 1966, the museum also serves to illustrate the unrivaled success story of the BMW company. The permanent exhibition Zeithorizont has been on display since 1991. BMW lovers, come indulge!
Located within the Nymphenburg Palace, this interesting museum offers a great lesson in natural science. Children love the Museum of Man and Nature, but grownups are equally drawn to it. Here, visitors can learn everything about the planetary system and the history of earth and humankind. There are special exhibitions that change regularly and as well as permanent ones. The last bear ever to be killed in Bavaria in 1835 is also put on display here.