Activities for culture enthusiasts are aplenty in Germany. With museums, art houses and collection centres scattered across the country, no matter what part are travellers in they can cherish a sneak peek into the world and era h=gone by. Whether it is famous artworks, historically significant art pieces, photographs or simply just understanding history, German museums have a different way to educate the audience altogether. Here are 6 museums that travellers can visit and feel themselves actually going back in time and witnessing the magic unfold:
While there are plenty of centres for art in Germany, contemporary art finds its focus and central venue at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich. Since its opening in 2009 it has established itself as one of the central venues for contemporary art catering to tourists from all walks of life. Behind its mighty facade of 36,000 ceramic rods, it houses masterpieces from all over the world—from the 1960s to the present. Located in Munich’s vibrant Maxvorstadt neighborhood—housing renowned names and younger artists alike—the museum makes for a unique environment for enthusiasts to take a closer look at the formative positions of art since 1960.
Located on the Unesco World Heritage Site—Museum Island—the Pergamon Museum is a window into the past. One of Berlin’s most spectacular museums, the Pergamon houses long buried treasures on display and gives travellers a unique opportunity to explore the ancient worlds. This museum also houses the most and the largest monumental works worldwide. Some of its most notable collections include the Greek and Roman ones, which are significant and considered the masterpieces of world architecture.
Hamburg Art Hall
It is often easy for travellers to get lost into the museum halls of Hamburg Art Hall. Characterised by striking architecture appeal like a historical staircase, the study hall or the atrium of the Gallery of Contemporary Art, this art hall is a delight. Apart from that, it also houses more than 150 works, including the likes of Meister Bertram to Caspar David Friedrich as well as Sigmar Polke. Enthusiasts can now also engage in a virtual tour of the art hall and come face to face with artworks like never before.
Simply put, this museum is the hub. Whether it is the most extensive pop art collection in Europe, or the third biggest Picasso collection in the world or one of the best collections of German Expressionism or one of the most important collections on photography, this museum wears all hats. The basis of this museum was found in 1976, when 350 works of modern art were generously donated by Peter and Irene Ludwig to the city of Cologne. The Ludwig Collection now covers major approaches in contemporary art and the 20th century.
With an aim to provide more info about the coal age to its visitors, Ruhr Museum is located in Essen. The former coal preparation plant of the Zollverein colliery houses the museum and its tour focusses on the technical, historical and cultural dimensions of the cage of coal. A virtual tour of the museum seems as real as walking through it and understanding in real time about the history and its significance.
Online Activities of Frankfurt
Home to various libraries, museums, clubs and other institutions, Frankfurt’s pool of online activities will keep everyone entertained, right from children to adults. Many institutions have digitised some of their resources and are also adding new online content. These online offers extend from electronic libraries to virtual exhibitions as well as podcasts and activities for children. Those at home have access to books and newspapers, museums and exhibitions, theatre and music, discussions and information as well as language and diversity too.