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Goethe House

Goethe House (Grosser Hirschgraben 23, Frankfurt) – this German city was the birthplace of the country’s best-regarded writer, Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Given that his original house was bombed during World War II, it was since rebuilt (complete with his family’s original furniture, paintings and other personal effects). Admission: €7 (regular), €3 (reduced and student […]

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Glockenspiel

Glockenspiel (Marienplatz, Munich) – this century-old carillon is the attraction of the tower located at the new town hall in the center of Munich. Like clockwork – at 11 am, 12 Noon and 5 pm, the Glockenspiel chimes and activates 32 life-size figures that reenact various historical Bavarian events (such as the wedding festival of […]

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Frankfurt Cathedral

Frankfurt Cathedral (Domplatz 14, Frankfurt) — the current Frankfurt Cathedral was once a Carolingian chapel. Although called a cathedral since the 18th century, it never was an episcopal church in the true sense. With the relocation of the coronation ceremonies for Holy Roman kings from Aachen to Frankfurt in 1562 (with ten emperors crowned there […]

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Europaturm / European Tower

Europaturm / European Tower (Ginnheimer Stadtweg 90, Frankfurt) — At 335 meters, the Europaturm (European tower) is Frankfurt’s highest building and Germany’s second highest telecommunications tower. The skyline restaurant at a height of 222 meters (and currently closed) offers a fantastic view over the entire Rhine-Main area when the weather is good. In the Frankfurt […]

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Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum (Museumsinsel 1, Munich) – located on an island along the Isar River in Munich, this is the world’s largest museum of science and technology, attracting nearly 1.5 million visitors per year, showcasing about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology.   Its huge collection of priceless artifacts and historic originals […]

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DDR Museum

DDR Museum (Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 1, Berlin Mitte) – this is a relatively new museum in Berlin. It’s dedicated to showcase life in the former (Communist) German Democratic Republic (known by its German acronym “DDR”). Its regular exhibit show a 1:20 scale model of a typical DDR prefabricated high-rise apartment. This interactive museum lets visitors go through […]

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BMW Welt

BMW Welt (Am Olympiapark 1, Munich) – located just across from BMW’s corporate headquarters, visitors can venture through BMW Welt, take a glimpse behind the scenes at the BMW Munich plant or immerse themselves into the history of the corporation at BMW Museum. Here BMW presents the brand’s automobiles as well as design and technical […]

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BMW Museum

BMW Museum (Am Olympiapark 2, Munich) – one of the fun aspects of visiting the Munich (Bavaria) area of Germany, the BMW Museum offers a fascinating presentation of the company, brand and product history of BMW. About 125 of the brand’s most valuable and attractive automobiles, motorcycles and engines are displayed on a surface area […]

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Archaeological Garden/Museum

Archaeological Garden/Museum (Karmelitergasse 1, Frankfurt) – located between Frankfurt’s City Hall and Schirn Art Hall, various excavation of this garden were conducted from 1953 onwards. Such activities uncovered parts of a Roman settlement, a Roman sauna, and the foundations of a Carolingian cathedral. A nearby museum has various Roman and medieval artifacts on display. Admission: […]

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Anti-Kriegs Museum

Anti-Kriegs Museum (Brüsseler Straße 21, Berlin Wedding) – located in the Wedding District of Berlin, the Anti-War Museum showcases historical facts on the topics of war and peace, and features an original air raid shelter from World War II. This privately-run museum was founded by staunch pacifist Ernst Friedrich in 1925, destroyed in 1933 by […]