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.

Leopold Mozart, the father and first music teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus and the man who discovered his son's musical genius, was born in Augsburg in 1719.

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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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The birthplace of one the most influential German scholars of the 19th century, the Karl Marx House in Trier is among Germany's most important historical museums.

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Housed in a former locomotive engine shed, Lokschuppen in Rosenheim, Bavaria is known for its regularly changing exhibitions and ranks among the top ten exhibition venues in Germany.

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Mendelssohn House, the only museum of its kind in the world, is located at Mendelssohn's last surviving private address in Leipzig .

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The Museen am Meer, a network of museums by the sea in Kiel, presents more than 300 years of science, art from ancient times through to the modern day and an interactive learning experience for families.

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Rising up from the sweeping marshlands where Denmark meets northern Germany lies the man-made hill of Seebüll.

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The Chocolate Museum has approximately 2,000 exhibits, making it a memorable experience for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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