Science at your fingertips: see how the world works at museums of nature and technology
Those with a passion for nature and technology are spoilt for choice by Germany's fascinating museums. Best of all, many of the exhibitions allow you to learn by doing. So, if you've always wanted to ride on a steam engine, understand how solar technology works or hear whale song, these are the must-see museums for you.
It was around 150 years ago in Mettmann near Düsseldorf that Germany's most famous resident was discovered: Neanderthal man, now the star attraction at one of Europe's most popular and innovative museums.
Marveling at the fire tornado, setting a ball in motion through brainwaves or lying as a fakir on a bed of nails: Over 350 interactive stations stimulate visitors to discover the world of scientific phenomena.