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 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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The Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Hohenschwangau in southern Bavaria traces the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty from its very beginnings through to the present day.

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The Museum of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany brings to life the period from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

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The Museum of World Cultures in Frankfurt boasts an extraordinary collection of 67,000 artefacts from Oceania, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas.

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Established in 1979, this Nazi documentation centre in Cologne is Germany's biggest regional memorial site for the victims of the Third Reich.

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