The Johannbau, a wing of the former Residenzschloss Dessau, houses the Dessau City Museum (Museum für Stadtgeschichte). The edifice was built in the style of Early Renaissance and is a remain of the palace which was destroyed in World War II. [German]
The museum for Lower Saxon ethnology and history was built in the years 1903/07 by architect Alfred Sasse in the style of historicism. Originally the museum was named Vaterländisches Museum (National Museum) but has been renamed after his founder Wilhelm Bomann in 1928. [German]
In this summer house former owned by Josef von Eggenwald (Eggenwaldsches Gartenhaus) the Peace Treaty of Leoben was signed between the Holy Roman Empire and the First French Republic on April 18th, 1797. This was an important event in the end of the ‘War of the First Coalition’. Today it houses a dependence of the museum for local history.
The Tucher Mansion (Tucherschloss) was completed in 1544 and served as summer residence for the Tucher family, a patrician family in Nuremberg. The museum inside shows how such a patrician family lived in those times. I was especially impressed by the furniture displayed in the rooms of the mansion.
At the Schell Collection, also known as Museum of Keys (Schlüsselmuseum), you can learn a lot about keys, locks, chests and jewellery boxes. Another focus is on decorative ironwork used for house signs, grave crosses, windows and doors.
For many years Füssen has been a centre of the lute- and violinmaking industry. In 1562, the lute maker of Füssen joined together to form the first European lute maker guild. Today one can visit an extensive exhibition about the production of lutes and violins at the municipal museum of Füssen (Museum der Stadt Füssen).
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy lived from 1845 to 1847 in this late Classicist building in Leipzig. Today, a museum about his life and his work is housed here. The museum also has several rooms dedicated to the composer Fanny Hensel. She was the older sister of the composer. [German]
The castle in Wels is generally known as the Castle (Die Burg) or as the Wels Castle (Die Welser Burg). It was first mentioned in 776. At that time, the site was just a wooden building with palisades. The construction in stone took place in the 12th or 13th century. [German]
The Erlangen City Museum is housed in the former town hall of the Old Town (Altstadt) on Martin- Luther-Platz. In five sections it shows the history of the city from its beginnings to the 20th century. Especially worth seeing is the depiction of the history of the Huguenots. [German]