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.

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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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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