The Deutsche Museum in Munich
The Deutsche Museum in Munich is a major tourist attraction. It holds a
large collection of items focusing on development of technology and
science. The museum buildings are located on a small island in the Isar
The museum's maritime department holds an excellent collection of ship
models, showing the development of naval technology from ancient
Egyptian ships, Greek and Roman galleys, American clippers to the
steamers of the 20th century. There is more information on this in the
homepage of the
maritime exhibition. Wikipedia holds a good article on the
Deutsches Museum in general, too.
To give you an idea about the excellent quality of that exhibition I
show photographs of some of the ship models. The photo above shows some
classical sailing yachts. Here are some more
photos of the yachts. There many more fine models like
Egyptian seagoing ships, a Greek trireme
5th century BC , a Viking ship (Oseberg
ship), a Norman nef, a
Portuguese caravel and a
pinnace ship. These models
shown here are just a few of a magnificent collection. They are kept
behind reflection-free glas and very well lit.
If you click on a photo you will get that photo in high resolution.
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize
navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.