Outstanding German Museums
Many of the bigger German towns and all the cities have interesting museums – by far too many to list them all. Here we only present some of the most outstanding ones:
Berlin: German Historical Museum
The most comprehensive museum on German history. The collections comprise about 35,000 exhibits of the history of monarchies, economies, and everyday lives prior to 1914 and for the time frame from the beginning of World War I up to the present more than 100,000 objects are currently available. Address: Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin. Phone: 0949 (0)30 203040; Fax: 0949 (0)30 20304543.
Berlin: Pergamon Museum
The Pergamon Museum is – with over 850,000 visitors per year – the most popular museum in Berlin. It exhibits mainly classical Greek, Babylonian, Roman and Islamic art and architecture. Its main attraction is the Pergamon Altar which dates back to the 2nd century BC. The next room to the south contains the immense market Gate of Miletus, an outstanding example of Roman architecture. From there visitors can proceed to the Museum of the Ancient Near East. The Collection of Classical Antiquities contains Greek and Roman works including not only architectural remains, sculptures and vases, inscriptions and mosaics but also bronzes and jewellery. The Pergamon Museum is located on Berlin’s Museumsinsel. Tel: +49-(0)30-20905577.
Berlin: Bauhaus Museum
The Bauhaus Archive presents parts of its collection in a permanent Bauhaus exhibition. Temporary special exhibitions are dedicated to individual artists, or to topical themes in the fields of art, architecture, and modern design. Address:Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design, Klingelhöferstrasse 14, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten), Tel. 030 2540020
Cologne: Römisch-Germanisches Museum
Right next to the Kölner Dom stands one of the most impressive museums on Roman history worldwide. Address: Roncalliplatz 4 50667 Köln, Telefon 0221-221/24438, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Munich: Deutsches Museum
This is one of the most comprehensive museums on technical inventions in the World. It features aerospace and astronautics, astronomy, ceramics, chemistry, chronometry, computers, electrical power, energy technology, microelectronics, motor vehicles, music, power machinery, printing, textile technology, tunnel construction, weights and measures. There is also a Center for New Technologies and a Kid’s Kingdom. Address: Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München. Tel: 089/21791, Fax: 089/2179324, email: email@example.com
Passau: Oberhaus Museum
One of the best German museums on Medieval history, arts and religion with emphasis on life on a Medieval castle. Located high above Passau in the castle “Veste Oberhaus”. Excellent edutainment also for children. Address: Oberhaus Museum, Veste Oberhaus 125, 94034 Passau, Tel: 0851/4933512, email:firstname.lastname@example.org