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Carl Bosch Museum
St. Anne's museum quarter
Whale skeleton at the Zoological Museum, Kiel
Goethe National Museum, Weimar

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.

The German Sports and Olympics Museum on the Rhine embankment in Cologne presents the history of sport in all its fascinating glory. read more »

Goethe is as relevant today as he has always been. That is evident from the exhibition at the Goethe National Museum in Weimar . read more »

The house in which George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was born in Halle is now the site of the permanent exhibition entitled 'Handel – The European'. read more »

Originally opened back in 1962, shortly after the Berlin Wall was built, the museum at the legendary Checkpoint Charlie traces the history of the divided Germany and is one of the city's most popular visitor attractions. read more »

Since 1957 the Pharmacy Museum has been located in Heidelberg Castle, in one of the most beautiful and important Renaissance buildings in Germany. read more »

The many facets of Janssen's artistic talent form the focus of the Horst Janssen Museum in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony . read more »

The Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe owns the largest collection of interactive media artworks in the world. read more »

The birthplace of one the most influential German scholars of the 19th century, the Karl Marx House in Trier is among Germany's most important historical museums. read more »

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