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Bremen, Germany, has a long tradition in seafaring and trading – therefore it is no surprise that you can find the Übersee-Museum (overseas museum) directly next to the main railway station. It dates back to the year 1875 and is an ethnologic, natural history and trading museum covering different territories and cultures overseas in Asia, Africa and the Americas. It uses multimedia technology and also presents daily life (like local nutrition) in the discussed geographical areas.

Museums of this kind can be quite boring but this one is pretty modern and reminded me much of the wonderful Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France. The Übersee-Museum necessarily covers also itself as a topic and discusses the creation of the collection and the historical presentations. Within the building, you’ll also find a nice restaurant with a terrace in front of the museum.

Bahnhofsplatz 13
28195 Bremen

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