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.

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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The Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg comprises two buildings containing several hundred exhibits from all over the German-speaking world.

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The focus of the comprehensive permanent exhibition in the new Middle Rhine Museum in Koblenz is on the picture collection as well as on various sculptures and arts-and-crafts objects.

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The Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden is one of Europe's most important history museums.

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The Museum of Pre-History and Early History in Saarbrücken opens a window to the Saarland's distant past.

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