Like perhaps no other natural science and technology museum, the Deutsches Museum reflects the technical progress and achievements of this century, but also the social change that came with it.
It is one of the first natural science museums in the world with the largest collection of valuable original technological and natural science exhibits. With around 73,000 square metres of exhibition space, it is not only one of the largest museums in the world, but also one of the most successful: Every year, around 1.4 million people from all over the world visit the Deutsches Museum and are fascinated and enthusiastic - two-thirds of them are children, teenagers or young adults. Two Nobel Prize winners from Bavaria - Ernst Otto Fischer, Chemistry, and Rudolf Mößbauer, Physics - emphasise that the choice of their course of study and their later work were significantly influenced by the Deutsches Museum. Even Umberto Eco discovered his love of technology and the natural sciences at the end of the 1950s in the Deutsches Museum in Munich - inspiration for his novels, which - like "Foucault's Pendulum" - became world literature.