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Best Museums In Germany
Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on October 12, 2021 Share on

10 Best Museums In Germany: Unique Dimension of Germany!

If you seek to know more about Germany‘s enigmatic culture, history and art, it will outdo your expectations. You could get a glance at a different dimension of Germany’s timeline at all the distinctive museums. Besides spending your precious vacation observing the stunning monuments, spectacular natural parks and eating enticing German cuisine, know more about Germans and their lifestyle by exploring the darkest and german’s rich historical collections to innovative and technology museums. Let your German vacation take the next level of satisfaction while visiting these “10 Best Museums In Germany”.

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10 Best Museums In Germany

Whether you are a history buff or not, Germany has more than 6000 museums around every corner of the country. Each museum has different themes, and undoubtedly there is a fit for people with different personalities and tastes. Most of them make your jaw drop by their thematical focus. While Berlin houses numerous incredible museums, you can also visit Munich and other regions to admire the Renaissance and Gothic artworks. Let us end with the introduction and get straight to find out the ten best museums in Germany.

  1. Germainsches National Museum
  2. Mercedes Benz Museum
  3. The Museum of Contemporary History
  4. Topography of Terror
  5. Deutsches Museum
  6. Chocolate Museum 
  7. International Maritimes Museum
  8. Museum Island
  9. Miniature Wunderland
  10. Neandertal Museum

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1. Germainsches National Museum

Germainsches National Museum in Nurnberg is the largest art and history museum that exhibits more than 25,000 extraordinary collections ranging from the pre-historic era to the current period. Spend the entire day in the museum and amaze by the exhibits of armours, clothing, sculptures and paintings. Besides, more objects boast Germans’ lifestyle and everyday life so beautifully. Don’t miss to take a look at both the showcase of Middle Ages instruments and 16th-century collections like a household music box. 

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2. Mercedes Benz Museum

Mercedes Benz Museum, Germany
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The striking building of the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart is itself a wonder to admire from the outside. The lavish exterior lights up the entire place with an otherworldly aura. You can describe this 9-floors museum with more than 160 automobiles and 1500 exhibits in two words, innovative and luxurious. Go for an admirable journey in this whole building to witness the transition and growth of Mercedes Benz cars since the emergence of its very first futuristic car engine to the showcase of foreseen models. This place feels like heaven when you are a passionate rider or engineer whose fantasy revolves around cars. Make sure to take a guided trip to get an in-depth idea of the exhibits.

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3. The Museum of Contemporary History

The Museum of Contemporary Germany History focuses on showcasing objects that feature the timeline of Germany since 1945, the end of World War II. While most exhibits highlight the wrath of the Cold War, there are endless collections of arts, photographs and documents that showcase Germany contemporary life. You can admire the perplexing transition it had over the years in terms of humanity and community by almost 7,000 items in the museum’s gallery that extends up to 4,000 sq metres. The most explored items in this museum are political cartoons and the Chancellor’s residence.

4. Topography of Terror

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Topography of Terror in Berlin is undoubtedly the most visited museum in Germany. A reminder of the destructive World War II’s unforgettable memories and events are presented in this museum to keep reminding the terror of Nazi Germany. The strong imagery and phenomenal presentation of media have elevated the importance of this museum. For that reason, we would also like to give you a trigger warning. The backstory of this museum is that it was a former base of Gestapo and SS. At present, it is solid proof of the sobering past, trauma and fear that Berlin faced. There are so much to explore like, the execution cellar, the remaining section of the Berlin wall and many permanent exhibits that showcase newspapers and documents from that period. So make sure to be mentally prepared as the Topography of Terror is not the same as any other museums you visited before.

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5. Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum, Best museum in Germany
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Deutsches Museum in Munich is the best place to visit if you spend your vacation in Germany with your kids. This one of the best museums in Germany focuses more on different fields of science like tech and astronomy that you can get to expand the moment of fun by partaking in fun-filled events and workshops. The 6000 sq metres extension of Deutsches Museum will awe-struck you with the collections of tech and science models ranging between the stone age and the present. Moreover, this museum attracts a whopping 1.5 million visitors every year. Even the most generic objects from the past like pocket sundials, tools, boats and trains show intriguing details in their artistic and aesthetic form.

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6. Chocolate Museum 

You can’t miss visiting Chocolate Museum Cologne when you are roaming around the fascinating cities of Germany. Besides the fascinating monuments, hotels and restaurants that already adore the UNESCO recognized Cologne cathedral, the Chocolate Museum adds more beauty to this wonder. Add this peculiar museum to your bucket list as it is the largest Chocolate museum. Spreading its exhibition space across 4000sq metres, this museum makes the sweet lovers’ jaw-drop without dropping a warning. It is a very engaging museum with nine primary exhibition areas with more than 2000 extensive collections of chocolates showcased. Make sure to visit the 3-metre high fondue to eat some waffles by dipping in this delicious choco fountain. Apart from learning the history and culture of Chocolates, get the best out of this chocoholic’s paradise by tasting the wholesome flavours of chocolates.

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7. International Maritimes Museum

International Maritimes Museum, Best Museum In Germany
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International Maritimes Museum is the most distinguished building in Hamburg that turns the limelight over it, especially during the night. If you are into boats and ships, you can’t skip visiting the International Maritimes Museum during your vacation in Germany. It houses the private models of Peter Tamm, a German journalist and a passionate collector. His collections are the root that gave life to this museum. At present, the museum has more than 40,000 pieces of collections to show off. Also, from Maritime art, Uniforms to Model Ships, there are fascinating objects features in this museum.

8. Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum, Best Museum In Germany
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Berlin is renowned for its Museum Island, a complex with a range of stunning galleries and sections with extensive collections, dynamically showcasing the pride of Germany. Found in the centre of River Spree, this UNESCO heritage site has the five most significant museums. Pergamon Museum is one of the most impressive parts of the complex. An extraordinary art collection, aesthetic Altar of Zeus and majestic Ishtar Gate and stunning antiques that take you back through some of the unbelievable historical moments of Germany. Also, if you have more time, make sure to fit Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum, Neues Museum and Bode Museum in your itinerary too. 

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9. Miniature Wunderland

Miniature Wunderland
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Visiting the Miniatur Wunderland at the historic Speicherstadt district of the port city in Hamburg will be a unique experience beyond imagination. Being the most picturesque destination, this museum is the world’s largest model railway layout, featuring 15,400m railway tracks that travel through the tunnel. Also, the miniature funfair has a mind-blowing backdrop with landscape models of the Alps, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and more. Moreover, explore the surreal 2,60,000 human figurines, more than 1000 train models, 9000 car models and 42 planes that make you awe-struck. Everything feels so realistic. There are lots of fun lottery booths, food stalls and a wide variety of rides that will amuse you. This project will continue to outgrow and surprise visitors in the future. So, don’t forget to visit this wonderland.

10. Neandertal Museum

Neandertal Museum is a must-visit museum as it has a name and fame in history for being home to the first Neanderthal man discovered in 1856. Located in the Neader Valley outside Dusseldorf in Germany, this museum showcases the anatomy of Neandertals and the evolution of Human beings. Stroll around the archaeological park and partake in workshops. You can also make your museum visit even more fun by Ice Age gave reserve or by taking an art trail. 

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We have reached the end of the list of “10 Best Museums In Germany”. Honestly, this is not the end of the list as this land of history and art has excessive treasures to reveal to you. Nature, culture, history or food, Germany is a paradise in every way. So start looking for a flight which carries you to Germany at the earliest. Before that, visit the Pickyourtrail website to identify an ideal German travel package that suits your want. Not close to what you are expecting? No worries. Because with Pickyourtrail, you can customise your German itinerary using few simple steps. 

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