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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.

Buchenwald near Weimar bears powerful testimony to the Nazi atrocities and the history of extremism in the 20th century.

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Discover the extraordinary developments of a 300-year history of education deep in the heart of Halle .

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The Museum of Pre-History and Early History in Saarbrücken opens a window to the Saarland's distant past.

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The Nibelung Museum in the city wall of Worms opened in 2001. Inside, the Song of the Nibelungs is brought to life using the latest multimedia technology.

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A remnant of the past, the only one of its kind in Germany, was given new purpose in 2008: the former government bunker in the Ahr valley .

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The Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer has long been regarded as one of Germany's foremost museums.

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The site of the Battle of Varus in the Osnabrücker Land region is internationally regarded for the research opportunities it presents today.

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