Special places – themed and general museums

If you want the full picture, then these are the places to go: from the film museum through to Handel House, themed museums retrace the steps of notable personalities at authentic sites or highlight specific aspects of human life. For variety in scope and theme, look no further than the general museums.

VW's 'transparent factory', designed by Munich architectural firm Gunther Henn, represents a new era in automotive manufacturing, a pioneering production plant – smooth, clean and transparent.

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In this Heidelberg museum you can discover the many sides of the extraordinary Carl Bosch, famous for the Haber-Bosch process for ammonia synthesis.

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At the Children's Museum in Frankfurt energetic and inquisitive children and families have the chance to experiment, research and take a closer look at things and discover how the world works.

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The Breadmaking Museum in the historical salt storehouse in Ulm was founded by the entrepreneur Willy Eiselen in 1955 as the first bread museum in the world.

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With its Human Adventure permanent exhibition and the Our Five Senses children's museum, the Deutsche Hygiene Museum is one of Dresden's most important and innovative cultural attractions.

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Stuttgart is home to two of the leading names in the automotive world, Daimler-Benz and Porsche – both of which have erected spectacular museums in the city.

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Within the walls of Hamburg's warehouse district, covering an area of 4,000m², this miniature world is open to visitors 365 days a year.

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This magnificent edifice in Kassel , a monument to the Enlightenment spirit, became one of the first public museums on mainland Europe after it was completed in 1779.

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