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Gottlieb Daimler Memorial

View of the gardenhouse

This greenhouse owned by Gottlieb Daimler housed that workshop and testing station where Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach used to work for their latest inventions.

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Lutemaking industry in Füssen

Exhibition about lutes and violins in Füssen

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).

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Mendelssohn House in Leipzig

Figurines at the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig, Germany

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.

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Museum of local history in Erlangen

Target with the guild symbol of the hosiers

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.

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Handel House in Halle (Saale)

Under the sun of Arcadia, a room at the Handel House

Georg Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel) was born in Halle (Saale) in 1685 and lived in this city for 18 years. Today, his birthplace houses an exhibition on the life and work of the composer. It is generally known as the Handel House (Händel-Haus).

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Weltmuseum in Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien

When I first visited the museum, it was known as the Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum of Ethnology). Today it is called Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna). The exhibits are the same. But the information is one facet richer: As a visitor, I learn a lot more about the circumstances under which the cultural objects came into the museum.

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Danse macabre in Füssen

Danse macabre in Füssen, Germany

The danse macabre (Totentanz) in Füssen is the oldest one of Bavaria. It was created by the painter Jacob Hiebler and can be seen as an exhibit of the museum of local history (Museum der Stadt Füssen) located in the former St. Mang’s Abbey.

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Cabinet of curiosities at the Francke Foundations

Crocodile at the cabinet of curiosity in Halle (Saale)

The Cabinet of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities (Kunst- und Naturalienkammer) was established by August Hermann Francke in 1698. Today this collection is regarded as the only fully preserved cabinet of curiosities dating from the Baroque age.

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Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale)

Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale), Germany

The Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale) shows the history of the Beatles from the foundation of the band in 1960 up to their separation in 1970. It also displays material about their solo careers after 1970. The museum is located in a Baroque building dating back to 1708.

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Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale)

Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale), Germany

The museum was established in 1967 in the buildings of the former Royal Prussian saline to Halle (Saale). In these rooms, salt is still traditionally extracted. On regular events, the visitors can look over the Hallors’ shoulders during salt production. [German]

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Neuenburg Castle high over Freyburg (Unstrut)

Neuenburg Castle high over Freyburg (Unstrut), Germany

Neuenburg Castle (Schloss Neuenburg) located in the wine-growing area of Saale-Unstrut accommodates a wine museum. I took this photo while enjoying a boat trip on the Unstrut River.

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The Arche Nebra in Saxony-Anhalt

Showcase at the Arche Nebra in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The Nebra sky disk is regarded as the oldest concrete depiction of the cosmos worldwide. Even though the original Nebra sky disk is displayed at the State Museum of Prehistory (Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte), the Arche Nebra is worth a visit. It is located within sight of the sky disk’s place of discovery.