This Saturday’s (October 17) Long Night of Munich’s Museums 2015 (Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen 2015) will not only see a host of events and longer opening hours of the most popular museums of the Bavarian capital, it will also mark the beginning of the complete renovation of the Deutsches Museum. The special programme (includes shuttle service with cars like the one in the photo, but no, not with that one unfortunately) planned for this Saturday is called “Start into the Future” (Start in die Zukunft). Tickets cost 15 Euros, the event lasts until 2 am Sunday.
As part of the renovation, that will cost about 445 Million Euros until 2025, the whole infrastructure and will be modernised and brought up to date, investments in new exhibits are planned also. Some of the heavy machinery, U-Boots, and the like, will be moved to other locations, while some of the exhibits, which are too heavy or too complicated to move, will be protected and covered at the site.
The Deutsches Museum in Munich is the world's largest museum of science and technology, with approximately 1.5 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology. The museum will remain open during the renovation, and there’ll be plenty more to see than you can during one visit. The renovation is planned to be finished in 2025, when the Deutsches Museum will celebrate 100 years of its founding. Here’s our report from the fantastic museum.