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Goethe National Museum, Weimar
Carl Bosch Museum
St. Anne's museum quarter
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.

When August Horch named his new Zwickau-based company in 1909, he translated his surname into Latin – and Audi was born. read more »

The German Emigration Center, which received the European Museum of the Year Award in 2007, traces the history of the more than seven million people who emigrated overseas from Bremerhaven. read more »

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

Set in an elegant patrician residence in Lübeck's old quarter, the Willy Brandt House is an educational centre, museum and memorial dedicated to the German Chancellor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Willy Brandt read more »

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

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