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Terra Mineralia in Freiberg
Dornier Museum
Das Erbe – the mining exhibition in the Saarland
Xanten Archaeological Park
Schloss Freudenberg
Freiburg Museum of Natural History
Ozeaneum aquarium, Stralsund
Senckenberg Natural History Museum

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.

The centrepiece of Schloss Freudenberg in Wiesbaden is a permanent interactive exhibition that explores the mind and the senses. read more »

The amazing collection at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt sheds light on the evolution and diversity of life. read more »

The Shipbuilding and Maritime Museum in Rostock is housed on a former cargo ship. read more »

The Technology Museum in Speyer contains the largest exhibition on manned space flights found outside Russia and America. read more »

The State Museum of Prehistory in Halle is one of the most important archaeological museums in central Europe. read more »

Erika Pohl-Ströher is the granddaughter of Franz and Marie Ströher – the founders of cosmetics company Wella, which was based in Rothenkirchen in Saxony until 1945. read more »

The Viniculture Museum in Stuttgart traces the history of winemaking from Roman times to the present day using historical exhibits. read more »

In Xanten in North Rhine-Westphalia , on the site of the former Roman settlement of Colonia Ulpia Traiana, you can go on a journey back in time at Germany's biggest open-air archaeology museum. read more »

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