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From the Stone Age to the peaceful revolution – museums of cultural history

For thousands of years people all over the world have been shaping the era they live in. What did they used to think, how did they live, love and celebrate? What was life like twenty, 200 or 2,000 years ago? Discover recent history and the distant past in Destination Germany.

The Museum of World Cultures in Frankfurt boasts an extraordinary collection of 67,000 artefacts from Oceania, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas.

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The Neuer Riesensaal (New Hall of the Giants) in Dresden is the setting for a range of objects selected from one of the world's most important collections of ceremonial weapons, armour and costume: the Rüstkammer (Dresden Armoury).

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The Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden is one of Europe's most important history museums.

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Over time, Hamburg port saw over five million people set sail to try their luck in the New World.

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Situated in authentic surroundings, the Speicherstadt Museum in Hamburg houses typical goods and equipment from the storage and trading companies that used to operate in the city's warehouse district.

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This exhibition stands on the ground occupied, from 1933 to 1945, by the Gestapo building and its built-in prison.

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The Berlin Wall Memorial runs along the Bernauer Strasse section of the former no man's land between East and West Berlin.

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