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Berlin Museum Island - museum complex

Situated in the heart of the city, the famous Berlin Museum Island is one of the most important museum complexes in the world. The complex comprises five museums of international prominence, archaeological collections and 19th century art. This collection of museums was designated a site of UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.
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Green Vault - arts and crafts

Treasure chamber in the Green Vault
The famous Green Vault in Dresden – founded in around 1560 by Elector Augustus – is Europe's richest, most magnificent treasure chamber museum. Since it reopened in 2006, visitors to the Royal Palace can once again admire the collected treasures of the Electors and Kings of Saxony in an even more splendid setting.
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Munich Art Quarter - Museum Complex

The Munich Art Quarter is situated in the Maxvorstadt quarter, which is home to almost all of the city's important art museums and galleries. Visitors can admire masterpieces from every artistic period and take a journey through the history of art.
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Museum of Fine Arts - Modern Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, façade. Photo: LTS-Schmidt
Now in a new home on Sachsenplatz square, the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig is one of the oldest and foremost civil collections in Germany. It is also a vibrant centre for contemporary art.
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Deutsches Museum - Technological History

Distant view of the Deutsches Museum building
The Deutsches Museum in Munich is a mecca for anyone interested in science and technology. It was founded on the initiative of Oskar von Miller (1855-1934) at the beginning of the 20th century and is one of the world's most important technology museums.
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Neuschwanstein Castle - castles and palaces

Schwangau/Neuschwanstein Castle, copyright Andrew Cowin
Legendary Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is perched on a steep cliff with the Bavarian, Lechtal and Allgäu Alps as a panoramic backdrop. Its architecture and interior furnishings are a prime example of the romantic historicism and eclecticism of the 19th century.
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Goethe National Museum - famous people

Exterior of the Goethe National Museum, Weimar Classics Foundation/photo collection
The establishment of the Goethe National Museums in 1885 originated from a request in the will of the last of Goethe's grandchildren transferring ownership of his estate – Goethe's house and garden and the writer's collections – to the grand ducal family.
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Städel Institute of Art and Municipal Art Gallery - Art

View of the Städel Institute of Art on the River Main
The Städel Institute of Art is one of Germany's most important and well known art museums. This highlight at the heart of Frankfurt's museum mile is simply a must for any visitor to Frankfurt.
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Jewish Museum, Berlin - religion

Opened in Berlin in 2001, Europe's largest Jewish Museum is one of the most striking examples of contemporary architecture. The sparkling, triumphant, steel-clad structure is a symbolic memorial in its own right. The museum presents the history of Jews in Germany from the Middle Ages to the present.
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Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum - natural history

The Triceratops in front of the Senckenberg museum
Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main is considered the largest natural history museum in Germany, with a number of remarkable exhibits from the worlds of biology and geology. Its dinosaur skeleton has attained cult status, especially amongst children.
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