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

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.

Housed in a former locomotive engine shed, Lokschuppen in Rosenheim, Bavaria is known for its regularly changing exhibitions and ranks among the top ten exhibition venues in Germany. read more »

Mendelssohn House, the only museum of its kind in the world, is located at Mendelssohn's last surviving private address in Leipzig . read more »

The Museen am Meer, a network of museums by the sea in Kiel, presents more than 300 years of science, art from ancient times through to the modern day and an interactive learning experience for families. read more »

Rising up from the sweeping marshlands where Denmark meets northern Germany lies the man-made hill of Seebüll. read more »

The Chocolate Museum has approximately 2,000 exhibits, making it a memorable experience for anyone with a sweet tooth. read more »

Germany's oldest film museum is located in the magnificent Marstall building of the old city palace, which is currently being rebuilt. read more »

See, hear, feel and experience mobility. A car collection point and themed attraction unlike any other in the world, BMW Welt brings this prestigious brand to life. read more »

The Reiss Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim have made their name in recent years as an internationally engaged complex of museums. read more »

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