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Afghan Museum
The Afghan Museum is a museum in Hamburg, Germany, storing Afghan history. It is a private museum and was opened in 1998. It was founded by Nek Mohamed, who was born in Afghanistan. The museum is located in a century old warehouse in "Speicher-stadt".

Bochum Dahlhausen Railway Museum
The Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen is a railway museum founded by the German DGEG (German society of railway history) in 1977. It is located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the south of the city of Bochum in a locomotive shed that was built in the years 1916 to 1918 and ceased operation in 1969. Then DGEG took over the whole area of 46,000 square meters and built up the biggest railway museum in Germany.

The Autostadt is a visitor attraction in the area around the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for each manufacturer in the Volkswagen Group, a customer centre where German 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.

The Bürgermeister-Müller-Museum is a German natural history museum situated in Solnhofen, Germany.It was founded in 1954, when the mayor Friedrich Mueller brought his private collection to the public. The museum collection which extends over two floors mainly contain fossil from the Solnhofen limestones, and include pterosaurs, one specimen of the Jurassic bird Archaeopteryx and a fantastic collection of fossil fish.

Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum
The Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum is a museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. It is part of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. The main museum building was opened on September 5, 1975 by then-president Walter Scheel, though scientific work already had started in 1971. In 2000, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the museum, the Hansekogge, a ship constructed around 1380 that was found in the Weser river in the 1960s, was presented to the public after undergoing a lengthy process of conservation in a large preservative-filled basin.

Hessischen Landesmuseums Darmstadt
The Hessischen Landesmuseums Darmstadt is an important Museum in Darmstadt, Germany, dating back to 1820. The main building is currently closed until 2011 for reconstruction. It has a wide range of collections, including many important Old Master paintings. There is also a Hessisches Landesmuseum Kassel, especially notable for important Rembrandts.

DB Museum
The DB Museum is the corporate museum of Deutsche Bahn AG and historically a part of the Verkehrsmuseum in Nuremberg, Germany. Its main exhibition space is within the Verkehrsmuseum building in Nuremberg, with an open-air exhibit area and train shed adjacent to the building. Further rolling stock stored in Koblenz and Halle an der Saale. The Nuremberg locomotive shed and most of its rolling stock suffered from extensive damage by fire on October 17, 2005.

Hermann Oberth Space Travel Museum
The Hermann Oberth Space Travel Museum (Hermann-Oberth-Raumfahrt-Museum, or Herman Oberth Museum for short) is a museum of space technology in the Franconian city of Feucht in Bavaria, Germany. It commemorates the life work of the famous visionary and rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth. Exhibits include a Kumulus rocket and a Cirrus rocket, which were developed at the beginning of the 1960s by the Hermann Oberth Society and launched near Cuxhaven, Germany.

agen Westphalian Open-Air Museum
The Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum (Westfälisches Freilichtmuseum Hagen) lies in the Hagen neighbourhood of Eilpe in the Mäckingerbach valley in the eastern Ruhr area. The governing body is the Westfalen-Lippe Regional Authority.


Gutenberg Museum
The Gutenberg Museum is one of the oldest museums of printing in the world, located opposite the cathedral in the old part of Mainz, Germany.

Germanisches Nationalmuseum
The Germanisches Nationalmuseum, founded in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1852, houses a significant collection of items relating to German culture and art extending from prehistoric times through to the present day. ?With current overall holdings of about 1.2 million objects, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum is Germany's largest museum of cultural history.

German Leather Museum
The German Leather Museum (Deutsches Ledermuseum), located in Offenbach, Hesse, Germany, is one of the largest museums of the world with a wide variety of collection of leather items, including some exhibits, which are believed to more than 3,000 years old. It was founded by Hugo Eberhardt in 1917.

Eisenbahnmuseum Neustadt
The "Eisenbahnmuseum Neustadt" is a railway museum founded by the German DGEG (German society of railway history). It is located in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz in the city of Neustadt (Weinstrasse). The museum is housed in the former loco shed opposite to the railway station of Neustadt. The museum operates a preserved railway "Kuckucksbähnel" starting at Neustadt heading into to "Pfälzerwald" forest west of Neustadt.

Deutsches Panzermuseum
The Deutsches Panzermuseum is an Armoured fighting vehicle museum in Munster, Germany. It originated as the instructional collection of the Panzertruppenschule - the German Army school for training officers and NCO's of the German Armoured Corps. It is now a museum open to the public, jointly run by the municipality of Munster and the Panzertruppenschule.

The Klingspor-Museum is a museum in Offenbach, Germany, for the art of modern book production, typography and type. It includes a collection of the fine art books from Karl Klingspor, one of the owners of Gebr. Klingspor type foundry in Offenbach, built the basis to this museum. The museum hosts the work of famous type designers like Rudolf Koch, Otto Eckmann, Peter Behrens, Walter Tiemann, Rudo Spemann, Imre Reiner, Hans Bohn, Karlgeorg Hoefer, Ernst Schneidler, Rudo Spemann, Werner Bunz and Georg Trump.

Museum of Modern Literature
The Museum of Modern Literature (Literaturmuseum der Moderne) or LiMo is a building in Marbach, Germany, which won its architect the Stirling Prize in 2007.

Lower Saxony State Museum
The Lower Saxony State Museum is a museum in Hanover, Germany. The Lower Saxony State Museum is the largest museum in Hanover. The State Gallery shows European art from the 11th to the 20th century, the Natural History Department shows the zoology, geology, botanic, geology and has a vivarium with fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians. The Archaeology Department shows the primeval history of Lower Saxony and the Folklore Department shows the cultures from all over the world.

Lübeck Museum of Theatre Puppets
The Lübeck Museum of Theatre Puppets is a museum of international puppetry in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, Germany. Fritz Fey Jr's private TheaterFigurenMuseum Lübeck is hidden in a narrow street called Kolk situated close to the Holstentor and below the brick Gothic St. Peter's church in the medieval city centre of Lübeck.

Mercedes-Benz Museum
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automotive museum housed in Stuttgart, Germany. Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz brand and the international headquarters of Daimler AG. The building, which stands directly outside the main gate of the Daimler factory in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, was designed by UN Studio. It is based on a unique cloverleaf concept using three overlapping circles with the centre removed to form a triangular atrium. The museum was completed and opened in 2006.

Toy Museum in Nuremberg
The Toy Museum in Nuremberg, for many centuries famous for its toy-makers, was founded in 1971, and is based on the toy collection of Lydia and Paul Bayer. It is housed in a medieval building on four floors and shows toys reaching back to the Middle Ages. Virtually every primary school child in Nuremberg visits this museum[citation needed]. It is open to the public every day, for a nominal entrance fee.

Optical Museum Jena
The Optical Museum Jena is a scientific-technological museum. The Optical Museum Jena shows optical instruments from eight centuries. It gives a technical and cultural-historical survey of the development of optical instruments. The development of the city Jena to the centre of the optical industries since the mid-19th-century is integrated in the exhibition, connected with the lifeworks of Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiß and Otto Schott.

Naturkundemuseum Erfurt
The Naturkundemuseum Erfurt is a natural history museum in Erfurt, Germany. The museum has a permanent exhibition relating the natural history of the forests, fields, city and the geological history of Thuringia. There is also a special exhibitions programme. The museum has collections of botany, zoology, mineralogy — 6,500 specimens presented by Godehard Schwethelm (1899–1992) — and palaeontology. The statutory goals of the museum are the promotion of scientific research and education, the care of scientific collections and hosting scientific meetings.

The Otto-Lilienthal-Museum in Anklam (Germany) is a museum about the "glider king" Otto Lilienthal, the flight pioneer, as well as a pioneer in technical, social and cultural projects.

Paläontologische Museum München
The Paläontologische Museum München is a German national natural history museum situated in Munich, Bavaria. It is associated with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. It has a large collection of fossils of animals and plants such as Mesozoic reptiles, early elephants and saber-tooth tigers.

Roman-Germanic Museum
The Roman-Germanic Museum is an important archaeological museum in Cologne, Germany. It has a large collection of Roman artifacts from the Roman settlement on which modern Cologne is built. Of particular interest is the large Dionysus Mosaic. Most of the museum's collection was formerly housed at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne until 1946. In the front of the museum the former town gate of Cologne with the inscription CCAA (for Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium) is shown.

Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum
The Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum is the open air museum and Folklore Museum of the Greater SaarLorLux Region. The museum is situated in Konz, Germany, on the Saar and Mosel rivers, 8 km west of Trier and 30 km east of Luxembourg. It is a museum for rural cultural history in northwest Rhineland Palatinate and the German-Luxembourg-Lorraine border region. As opposed to many other open air museums, the Roscheider Hof is not a public or community institution.

Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim
The Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim opened in 1981 in Sinsheim, Germany and is run by a registered alliance called "Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V." which also runs the Technik Museum Speyer. As of 2004, it has more than 3,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m² (indoors and outdoors). In addition to exhibitions, the museum also has a 22m x 27m IMAX 3D theatre. It receives more than 1 million visitors per year.

Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde
Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden is a natural history museum that houses 10,000-50,000 specimens, including skeletons and large insect collections. Many are types.The collection suffered war damage and whilst catalogued the database is not computerized. Loans are possible and material can be studied in the collection. The address is Augustusstrasse 2, D-01067 Dresden, Germany. Curator: Axel Zarske.

Technik Museum Speyer
The Technik Museum Speyer is a museum in Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany. The museum was opened in 1991 as a daughter of the Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum and is run by a registered alliance called "Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V.". As of 2004, it has more than 2,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 150,000 m² (indoors and outdoors). It pulls more than half a million visitors per year. Additionally to the exhibitions, the museum also sports a 22m x 27m giant IMAX Dome theatre.

Westfälische Museum für Naturkunde
The Westfälische Museum für Naturkunde is a natural history museum in Münster.

Zeppelin Museum
Zeppelin Museum Zeppelinheim is located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main. The design of the museum building, constructed in 1988, resembles a quarter section of the hull of the LZ 10. The transport airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg, as well as the second Graf Zeppelin (LZ 130), were based near the present site of the museum, on a site later occupied by the Rhein-Main Air Base.

Zeppelin Museum
The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen at the Lake Constance (Bodensee) chronicles the history of the Zeppelin airships in the city where they were born. The museum, housed inside the former Hafenbahnhof (Harbor Train Station), opened in 1996.