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.

Leather and shoes – key words for a broad field of cultural history and for the German Leather Museum in Offenbach am Main.

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The German Sports and Olympics Museum on the Rhine embankment in Cologne presents the history of sport in all its fascinating glory.

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Goethe is as relevant today as he has always been. That is evident from the exhibition at the Goethe National Museum in Weimar .

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The house in which George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was born in Halle is now the site of the permanent exhibition entitled 'Handel – The European'.

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Originally opened back in 1962, shortly after the Berlin Wall was built, the museum at the legendary Checkpoint Charlie traces the history of the divided Germany and is one of the city's most popular visitor attractions.

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Since 1957 the Pharmacy Museum has been located in Heidelberg Castle, in one of the most beautiful and important Renaissance buildings in Germany.

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The many facets of Janssen's artistic talent form the focus of the Horst Janssen Museum in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony .

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The Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe owns the largest collection of interactive media artworks in the world.

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