The Tank Museum Panzermuseum Munster is definitely one of the more unusual/curious museums I have visited so far. As the name suggests, the museum in Munster near Soltau in Lower Saxony is an exhibition of tanks. In fact, almost nothing else, but tanks, here and there flak and military equipment and even more tanks, in several halls. As a visitor, you learn a lot from the emergence of the first armored vehicles, their construction and testing, to today’s tanks and military vehicles such as today’s Bundeswehr drones. The latter exhibited only in miniature, as well as insights into the field accommodation of the forces sent out.
The Munster Tank Museum is less a war glorifying museum, but rather a neutral for the representation of tanks. Many tanks, on over 10,000 square meters of exhibition space. In the museum exhibition are mainly battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, flak tanks, assault guns, armored reconnaissance vehicles and tank artillery.
During my visit to the Panzermuseum Munster, still during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the museum was well visited in summer. Especially by families with children of kindergarten or primary school age. A truly abstruse sight to watch, when parents place their little girls, with dolls in hand, in front of tanks to shoot a nice vacation memory picture. Nevertheless, the museum is interesting and recommendable, for example, if you are just passing through on the Autobahn between Hanover and Hamburg.
Address Tank Museum Panzermuseum Munster: Hans-Krüger-Str. 33 in 29633 Munster (Örtze)
Opening hours: depending on the season daily or Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Entrance fees: Adults 8 euros, children 6-13 years or reduced admission 4 euros.
Social media: Instagram @daspanzermuseum
Pictures of my visit to Panzermuseum Tank Museum Munster