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Beauty in all its forms: art and architecture in Germany

From Old Masters to modern masterpieces, Germany is home to extraordinary treasures of the art world spanning every period and century. Marvel at fine art in all its forms of expression and discover architectural wonders that defined their eras.

The Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg presents priceless artefacts that bear witness to the cultural past of the German-speaking world in a vibrant and easy-to-follow display.

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In March 2012 the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts in Leipzig opened the third part of its new permanent exhibition.

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There is no doubt that the three buildings belonging to the Hamburg Kunsthalle house one of the most important public art collections in Germany: perhaps the best place to discover connections, developments and trends in seven centuries of art history. The permanent exhibition of more than 700 works and alternating displays from the museum's holdings offer a unique insight into art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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One of the world's leading galleries, the Haus der Kunst in the English Garden in Munich mounts retrospectives on contemporary artists as well as special themed exhibitions.

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The Städel Art Institute is one of the most famous and important art museums in Germany.

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Hombroich Museum Island in Neuss is a place of unspoilt nature and pure artistic pleasure.

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In addition to many places of historical interest, Augsburg also boasts a wealth of contemporary attractions.

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In the year 2000 a temple dedicated to the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis and the oriental deity Magna Mater was discovered in Mainz . The temple is thought to have been in use until around 300-400 AD.

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