- Aachen Cathedral Treasury – Church Treasuries
- Augsburg Puppet Theatre Museum – children’s museum
- Bauhaus in Dessau – architecture
- Berlin Museum Island – museum complex
- Chocolate Museum – food and drink
- Dachau concentration camp memorial site – Memorial sites for the victims of Nazism
- Deutsches Museum – Technological History
- Dialogue Museum – a “slightly different” kind of museum
- Duchess Anna Amalia Library – historical libraries
- Film Museum, Potsdam – film
- German Emigration Centre – Ethnology
- German Gemstone Museum – geology
- German Historical Museum – cultural heritage
- German Literature Archive – Literature
- German Museum of Winegrowing – viticulture
- German Oceanographic Museum – zoology
- Germanic National Museum – Cultural History
- Goethe National Museum – famous people
- Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments
- Green Vault – arts and crafts
- Haithabu Viking Museum – local history
- Harlekinäum (Laughter Museum) – Fun
- International Maritime Museum, Hamburg – militaria
- International Windmill and Watermill Museum – mills
- Jewish Museum, Berlin – religion
- Mainau Island – botany
- Maisel’s Brewery and Cooperage Museum – Brewing industry
- MARTa – collections
- Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe
- Messel Pit Fossil Site – natural history
- Munich Art Quarter – Museum Complex
- Museum Berggruen – private collections
- Museum for Photography – Helmut Newton Foundation – photography
- Museum of Fine Arts – Modern Art
- Museum of Medical History – Human Medicine/Pharmacy
- Neuschwanstein Castle – castles and palaces
- Optical Museum – physics/mathematics
- Rammelsberg Mining Museum and visitor mine – mining
- Regional Museum of Prehistory – pre- and early history
- Saxon Industrial Museum – industrial history
- Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum – natural history
- Städel Institute of Art and Municipal Art Gallery – Art
- Toy Museum
- Transport Museum – transport
- Vitra Design Museum – design
- Völklingen Ironworks – coal and steel industry
- Westphalian Museum of Abbey Culture – Abbeys
- Xanten Archaeology Park – Archaeology
- ZKM Media Museum, Centre for Art and Media – media
- “Narrenburg” Carnival Museum – “typically German”
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Berlin Museum Island – museum complex
Situated in the heart of the city, the famous Berlin Museum Island is one of the most important museum complexes in the world. The complex comprises five museums of international prominence, archaeological collections and 19th century art. This collection of museums was designated a site of UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.
Green Vault – arts and crafts
The famous Green Vault in Dresden – founded in around 1560 by Elector Augustus – is Europe’s richest, most magnificent treasure chamber museum. Since it reopened in 2006, visitors to the Royal Palace can once again admire the collected treasures of the Electors and Kings of Saxony in an even more splendid setting.
Munich Art Quarter – Museum Complex
The Munich Art Quarter is situated in the Maxvorstadt quarter, which is home to almost all of the city’s important art museums and galleries. Visitors can admire masterpieces from every artistic period and take a journey through the history of art.
Museum of Fine Arts – Modern Art
Now in a new home on Sachsenplatz square, the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig is one of the oldest and foremost civil collections in Germany. It is also a vibrant centre for contemporary art.
Deutsches Museum – Technological History
The Deutsches Museum in Munich is a mecca for anyone interested in science and technology. It was founded on the initiative of Oskar von Miller (1855-1934) at the beginning of the 20th century and is one of the world’s most important technology museums.
Neuschwanstein Castle – castles and palaces
Legendary Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is perched on a steep cliff with the Bavarian, Lechtal and Allgäu Alps as a panoramic backdrop. Its architecture and interior furnishings are a prime example of the romantic historicism and eclecticism of the 19th century.
Goethe National Museum – famous people
The establishment of the Goethe National Museums in 1885 originated from a request in the will of the last of Goethe’s grandchildren transferring ownership of his estate – Goethe’s house and garden and the writer’s collections – to the grand ducal family.
Städel Institute of Art and Municipal Art Gallery – Art
The Städel Institute of Art is one of Germany’s most important and well known art museums. This highlight at the heart of Frankfurt’s museum mile is simply a must for any visitor to Frankfurt.
Jewish Museum, Berlin – religion
Opened in Berlin in 2001, Europe’s largest Jewish Museum is one of the most striking examples of contemporary architecture. The sparkling, triumphant, steel-clad structure is a symbolic memorial in its own right. The museum presents the history of Jews in Germany from the Middle Ages to the present.
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum – natural history
Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main is considered the largest natural history museum in Germany, with a number of remarkable exhibits from the worlds of biology and geology. Its dinosaur skeleton has attained cult status, especially amongst children.