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 remnant of the past, the only one of its kind in Germany, was given new purpose in 2008: the former government bunker in the Ahr valley .

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Discover the pinnacle of garden design and compelling history at this mesmerising palace in Hannover .

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With its extensive programme of diverse events, the Herzog August Library is not just for students and researchers.

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Enclosed by the forests and valleys of the Taunus hills in Hessen , this 60-hectare site is the perfect day trip destination for the whole family.

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The Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer has long been regarded as one of Germany's foremost museums.

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The Jewish Museum, opened in 2001, is a popular museum and also a striking example of contemporary architecture.

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In the summer of 1945 the old rectory in Potsdam was captured by the Soviet military counter-intelligence agency and converted into an interrogation facility.

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Where can you look a mammoth in the eye? Get lost in the world of the whales? See a native American on horseback? Explore the infinite reaches of space?

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