Culture & history from A to Z

From the Stone Age to the peaceful revolution – museums of cultural history

For thousands of years people all over the world have been shaping the era they live in. What did they used to think, how did they live, love and celebrate? What was life like twenty, 200 or 2,000 years ago? Discover recent history and the distant past in Destination Germany.

A permanent exhibition about the fate of the Sinti and Roma, and the Nazi acts of genocide against this minority, has been on display at the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma since 1997.

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The documentation centre at the grounds where the Nazi party held its rallies between 1933 and 1938 provides an in-depth insight into the machinations of the Third Reich.

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The era of East Germany is fast being consigned to the history books; the generations growing up there now will have no memory of what everyday life in GDR society was like.

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In addition to the Kulturspeicher Museum, this former harbour building on the edge of the old quarter houses the Bockshorn and tanzSpeicher theatres.

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Africa and Asia are in close quarters at Bremen Ethnological Museum.

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This museum in central Leipzig provides a space to engage with and reflect upon contemporary German history from the end of World War II to the present day.

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Discover the extraordinary developments of a 300-year history of education deep in the heart of Halle .

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