176 Museums in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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176 Museums to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

AlbertinumTzschirnerpl. 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Albertinum is a modern art museum, located in the historic center, Dresden, Germany. It was established in 1887 and restored in 1953 after it got damaged in World War II, the museum displays paintings and sculptures dating from 200 years back to the present day.

Albrecht Dürer's HouseAlbrecht-Dürer-Straße 39, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany

Home of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer from 1509 to his death in 1528. It is now a museum dedicated to Dürer's life and work. The house was built around 1420. It has five stories; the bottom two have sandstone walls, while the upper stories are timber-framed; the entire structure is topped by a half-hip roof.

Alte NationalgalerieBodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Art gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork. Among the most important exhibits are Friedrich's Der Mönch am Meer (The Monk by the Sea), von Menzel's Eisenwalzwerk (The Iron Rolling Mill) and sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow's Prinzessinnengruppe, a double statue of princesses Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Frederica of Prussia. The Alte Nationalgalerie houses one of the largest collections of 19th-century sculptures and

Alte PinakothekBarer Str. 27, 80333 München, Germany

An art museum located in the Kunstareal area in Munich. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses a significant collection of Old Master paintings. The name Alte (Old) Pinakothek refers to the time period covered by the collection—from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.

Altenstein PalaceAltenstein 9, 36448 Bad Liebenstein, Germany

A majestic palace upon a rocky hill on the south-western slope of the Thuringian Forest, Germany. It was the summer residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen and is surrounded by 160 hectares of English landscape garden, which contain, among other objects of interest, a cavern 300 metres long, through which flows a large and rapid stream. It was one of the famous attractions in this area and also it gives an idea about the ancient lining style of the Dukes.

Altes MuseumBodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

It houses the antiquities collection of the Berlin State Museums, showcasing the art and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. It was the first museum and the nucleus of the Museum Island, built between 1823 and 1830.

AngermuseumAnger 18, 99084 Erfurt, Germany

The Angermuseum is the first city museum in Erfurt. It was ceremoniously opened on June 27, 1886, and is housed in the building that used to house the public weighing machine in Erfurt am Anger. The scales were necessary at that time so that incoming trade goods could be cleared accordingly. Originally only the gallery on the first floor was used for the museum. The building was built between 1706 and 1711 according to plans by the architect Johann Maximilian von Welsch.

Anne Frank ZentrumRosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Tells the personal life story of Anne Frank and connects it to the world she lived in. The exhibition here focuses on the diary and the story of the life of Anne Frank.

Antikenmuseum im SchnoorMarterburg 55, 28195 Bremen, Germany

The Antikenmuseum in Schnoor in Bremen was a privately owned museum. In 2005 it was opened in the Marterburg in the Schnoorviertel of Bremen in the vicinity of Böttcherstraße and the Bremen art gallery. With the subtitle “Masterpieces of Greek vase art from the Zimmermann Collection ”, it was a special museum for antique vases and thus unique in Germany.

Augustusburg and Falkenlust PalacesParkplatz, Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321 Brühl, Germany

The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century in Brühl. It is a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. It was used as a building for guests of the state by the German President till 1994, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany at that time.

Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIMEberhard-Layher-Straße 1, 74889 Sinsheim, Germany

The museum had more than 3,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m2 (540,000 sq ft), indoors and outdoors. It is the largest private museum in Europe. With a Tupolev Tu-144 on display since 2001 and Air France donating one of its retiring Concorde aircraft (F-BVFB), it is the only place where both supersonic passenger aircraft are shown. Both are fully accessible by the public.

AutostadtStadtbrücke, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Autostadt houses buildings built by Volkswagen to educate the visitors on the importance of the automobile industry. The complex also houses seven pavilions dedicated to the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group. It also features a museum, a customer center where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour through the enormous factory, a guide to the evolution of roads, and cinema in a large sphere.

Aviation Museum Hannover-LaatzenUlmer Str. 2, 30880 Laatzen, Germany

Aviation Museum Hannover-Laatzen is a permanent exhibition located in Hanover-Laatzen, Germany. The museum features 36 restored airplanes, more than 600 model airplanes, and 30 aircrafts engines, including aircraft from the World Wars I and II. It also displays a collection of clothing, documents, and vehicles related to aviation industry.

Bauhaus DessauGropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is a museum dedicated to the Bauhaus design movement located in Dessau, Germany.IT has a collection of 49,000 is the second-largest collection of Bauhaus-related objects in the world. Its building was designed by the Spanish architecture firm Addenda Architects. Its lower atrium floor houses temporary exhibitions, while the upper floor is devoted to the permanent collection.

Bavarian National MuseumPrinzregentenstraße 3, 80538 München, Germany

One of the most important museums of decorative arts in Europe and one of the largest art museums in Germany. Founded by King Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855. It houses a large collection of European artifacts from the late antiquity until the early 20th century with particular strengths in the medieval through early modern periods. The collection has been divided into two main groups: the art historical collection and the folklore collection.

Bentheim CastleSchloßstraße, 48455 Bad Bentheim, Germany

Bentheim Castle is an early medieval hill castle from the 11th century. The castle hosts a museum and surrounded by beautiful parks that will give you a historical and relaxing experience. It is located in Bad Bentheim, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Bergen-Belsen MemorialAnne-Frank-Platz, 29303 Lohheide, Germany

Bergen-Belsen was a Nazi concentration camp that had around 120,000 prisoners out of which more than 50,000 dead. It is located in Lower Saxony, between the village of Pilsen and the town of Bergen. The place hosts a museum that explains more about the World War and how the inmates were treated.

Berlin Story BunkerSchöneberger Str. 23a, 10963 Berlin, Germany

Housed inside a 6,500-square-metre WWII bunker, the museum recreates the history of Berlin and some of the most infamous events in German history. The exhibition showcases the sequence of events leading up to Hitler's suicide in 1945, and it has a reconstruction of Hitler’s personal study.

Black Forest Open Air MuseumWählerbrücke 1, 77793 Gutach (Schwarzwaldbahn), Germany

One of the most visited open-air museum in Germany and Europe. There are six fully furnished farmhouses here, centred on the Vogtsbauernhof farmhouse dating from 1612, which was built on this site. Other buildings from the Black Forest have been dismantled, transported to the museum and reassembled. Around the buildings are farm animals and a herb gardens. Demonstrations of exhibitions illustrate the crafts, tools, customs, traditions, work and lifestyle of former times.

BMW MuseumAm Olympiapark 2, 80809 München, Germany

The museum contains engines and turbines, aircraft, motorcycles, and vehicles in a plethora of possible variations. In addition to actual models, there are futuristic-looking, even conceptual studies from the past 20 years displayed here.