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From the Stone Age to the peaceful revolution – museums of cultural history

For thousands of years people all over the world have been shaping the era they live in. What did they used to think, how did they live, love and celebrate? What was life like twenty, 200 or 2,000 years ago? Discover recent history and the distant past in Destination Germany.

Dark corridors take you down into the Möller hall with its Ferrodrom science centre and fire-spewing columns, while the viewing platform of the blast furnace requires a lofty ascent.

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The permanent exhibition at Villa Schöningen in Potsdam is dedicated to the symbolic and historical significance of Glienicke Bridge, which used to be a crossing point between West Berlin and East Germany.

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Warnemünde Local History Museum near Rostock is located in a fisherman's cottage dating back to 1767.

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Located in the late-Baroque residence of the artist Johann Christian Wentzinger (1710-1797), this Freiburg museum displays treasures from 900 years of Freiburg history.

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The State Museum is situated in the very heart of Stuttgart in the Old Palace, the former residence of the dukes of Württemberg.

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