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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.

For centuries the town hall was the beating heart of the free imperial city of Regensburg .

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The comprehensive collections of this art and cultural history museum in Heidelberg span a period of several millennia.

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This Cologne museum, awarded the Council of Europe's museum prize in 2012, provides compelling insights into worlds old and new, alien and familiar.

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Nowhere is Trier's ancient history more vividly depicted than in the city's Rhenish State Museum.

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This new interactive exhibition depicts the many faces and features of the romantic Middle Rhine Valley .

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The building on the 'Runde Ecke' (round corner) in Leipzig was for many years a tool of oppression in the former East Germany.

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Set between the pedestrian area and the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven's historical harbour has a number of museum vessels for visitors to admire.

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