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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.

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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Situated in authentic surroundings, the Speicherstadt Museum in Hamburg houses typical goods and equipment from the storage and trading companies that used to operate in the city's warehouse district.

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The Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier houses art and artefacts from the early modern era to the 21st century.

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Located in the Golden Horse Barracks building, the Mainz State Museum is one of the oldest museums in Germany.

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The Neuer Riesensaal (New Hall of the Giants) in Dresden is the setting for a range of objects selected from one of the world's most important collections of ceremonial weapons, armour and costume: the Rüstkammer (Dresden Armoury).

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This exhibition stands on the ground occupied, from 1933 to 1945, by the Gestapo building and its built-in prison.

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The Jewish Museum in Berlin is a must for any visitor to the city.

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The Romano-Germanic Museum gives a vivid impression of how Cologne became a city under Roman law and the capital of the imperial province of Lower Germania.

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