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.

A trip to the Toy Museum of Nuremberg is an unforgettable journey into the past.

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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 Bach Museum in Leipzig , which reopened in 2010, is a testament to 21st century museum culture.

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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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At the Children's Museum in Frankfurt energetic and inquisitive children and families have the chance to experiment, research and take a closer look at things and discover how the world works.

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With its Human Adventure permanent exhibition and the Our Five Senses children's museum, the Deutsche Hygiene Museum is one of Dresden's most important and innovative cultural attractions.

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Around a third of visitors to the Women's Museum in Wiesbaden come from Germany's neighbouring European states, Scandinavia and the US.

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