BODY WORKS: See how we operate
Munich's Museum of Humankind and Nature.
POOR BRUNO: One of Bavaria's most famous Italian "immigrants"
is a permanent fixture at the museum.
Authorities made a couple of attempts to capture Bruno, fearing he’d become a threat to humans.
Sadly, they failed, and Bruno was shot dead near the Spitzingsee Lake on June 26, 2006.
Bruno’s stuffed body is part of the exhibit – much to the consternation of Italian authorities who claim he belongs to them.
R.I.P.Bruno, we know you were just doing what bears were born to do.
BRAIN: The entire world and everything on it is being controlled
from this room.
FEARSOME: The Japanischen Riesenkrabbe (Japanese Giant Crab) might have
you jumping out of your skin.
FOR A BEAR IN BAVARIA, IT'S A DOG'S LIFE: Part of the memorial to Bruno the bear.
GOING UP: A counter keeps track of the number of people on the Earth. The caption below reads: "Becasue there are more people being born than are dying, the total human population is always on the rise. Every two seconds five more people are born."
CALL HELP!: Me in front of an exhibit on the "the last giant dinosaurs" at the
Museum Mensch und Natur.
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Location: The Museum Mensch und Natur is in the north wing of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich’s west.
Phone: 089 17 95 890
Cost: 3€, concession €2 children under 18 go in free. Sundays €1 for all adults.
Open:The Museum Mensch und natur is open Tuesday to Fridays 9am to 5pm,and Thursdays till 8pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10am to 6pm. Closed Mondays, Shrove Tuesday and December 24, 25 and 31.
▪To Nymphenburg Palace, take any S-Bahn to Laim. Head to the left once you leave the station and it's a 20min walk along Wotan Strasse and left at Romansplatz (or you can take bus No 51 from Laim).
▪You can also take Tram No. 16 or 17 from outside the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station), or No 12 from Rotkreuzplatz (direction Romansplatz or Amalienburgstrasse).
▪See here for Munich transport maps.
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