Technik-Museum, Kassel

Kassel, Germany was always a birthplace for new technologies – especially when they could be used to increase mobility. The biggest name for sure is Henschel, a company that built locomotives, lorries, busses, but also tanks, planes and rockets. They were also involved in building the Transrapid magnetic monorail. Another company was Wegmann, producing railway waggons. Still today Bombardier is producing locomotives at Kassel. A good reason for a technology museum with a focus on mobility.

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Astronomisch-physikalisches Kabinett

Orangerie, Kassel

The Astronomisch-physikalisches Kabinett (‘APK‘) as a museum about astronomy and physics within the Orangerie at Kassel, Germany. It is part of the Museumslandschaft Hessen-Kassel (‘MHK‘) and shows the collection of scientific instruments collected by the landgraves of Hesse-Kassel. They started creating this collection in the 16th century CE but it was also extended afterwards. Latest items are computer systems like those from Konrad Zuse, some where obviously in use by municipality of Kassel.

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The Victoria & Albert

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Victoria & Albert Museum (or short V&A) is a museum about design, arts and crafts at South Kensington, London. It is named after queen Victoria and her husband prince Albert. It is a wild mix of pictures, sculptures and jewelry. There is a lot to discover and you will be suprised while strolling through the aisles. You can find a copy of the Colonna Traiana here, as well as a copy of Michelangelos David and works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, London

It is a nice and very entertaining museum at London, England – but you could also get here solely because of the building it is located it: the fantastic Waterhouse in Roman-Byzantine style from 1860. The Natural History Museum dates back to the year 1881 and was once part of the British Museum. It was separated in 1883 and became independent in 1963. The museum contains items from the 18th century CE and is based on the collections of Hans Sloane, Joseph Banks and Richard Owen.

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British Museum

British Museum, London

The British Museum is a cultural history museum at London, England that is the treasury of the British people. It was opened in 1759 based on the collections of Hans Sloane and was continuously extended. It exhibits items from Asia, Africa, Oceania, Egypt, the Middle East, America and Europe. The museum is a wonderful mix of neoclassical buildings and modern elements like the glass cupola designed by Norman Foster. You can easily get lost within for days.

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LWL-Museum für Naturkunde

LWL-Museum für Naturkunde, Münster

Close to the Aasee and the Allwetterzoo of Münster in Westfalen, Germany you can find a nice natural history museum – the LWL-Museum für Naturkunde. From the outside it looks a bit old-fashioned but inside it is a modern museum with changing exhibitions and a planetarium. On rainy days it gets a bit too crowded but that is typical for a museum like this that is of interest for all ages.

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LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

When you’re at the centre of Münster in Westfalen, Germany and have some time left: why not visit a nice art museum? The LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur is located at the Domplatz opposite to the cathedral. It was opened in the year 1908 and contains of connected old and new buildings. The range of exhibited works goes from medieval times until today. You’ll find a lot of sacral items and works from local artists here.

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Fridericianum, Kassel

The Fridericianum is a museum building at the Friedrichsplatz of Kassel, Germany and one of the most important buildings of the city. It is the central building of every documenta art exhibition and in between also used for changing exhibitions. It is named after Frederick II, landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and was finished in 1179. By that time it was already used as a museum for the collection of the landgrave and his library.

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