Today we went to the Deutsches Museum, according to the guide book this is a great museum for kids, so we thought we would check it out. We packed a picnic lunch and headed to the u-bahn. The museum sits on an in the Isar River, so unless you take the S-bahn you have to walk across the river. We didn't mind except we walked the wrong way. The street you exit the u-bahn on takes you across the river and down the backside, and then you have to cross again to the island. It was the long way around, If we had turned left at the bridge we would have come around the front of the building and taken a straight shot. We did however see a nice neighborhood. Once in the museum we realized that there is a lot to see and to do it properly you need several days to see everything, so we just skimmed through and picked the areas we were most interested in. One other great thing is that you can bring a picnic, they have cafe seating areas that you use and it makes for an enjoyable lunch time at your leisure.
Once in the museum we started with the Coal Mine, This exhibit consists of a dioramas of realistic mining scenes. We enter the shaft with a 19th century chapel that was used by the miners. We wander through a variety of tunnels that looked like real mine shafts.
Date taken: 2008 07 01 09:00 Tuesday