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Routes, museums, entities and regions that showcase the Ages of Germany. From pre-history, its time as part of the Roman Empire, the Medieval Era and up to and including contemporary history.
Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany
Cologne´s Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum, the world´s largest and most comprehensive chocolate museum.
A futuristic building, designed as a boat moored alongside the River Rhine, it is an inter-active museum where you can visit a mini sub-tropical forest with cocoa plants, learn about chocolate history, and watch as a chocolate bar begins life as cocoa beans and ends up ground, processed, molded and wrapped in silver foil.
Germany's Prehistoric Solar Observatory
Solstice was an important seasonal midpoint celebration for the pre-history agricultural civilization that 7,000 years ago created Germany's Goseck Circle. It pre-dates Stonehenge by at least two millennia and is probably the world's oldest solar observatory.
Germany's Romantic Road
It's a spectacular journey passing through stunning contrasting scenery and historic medieval towns into a world of the past. Germany’s Romantische Strasse, the Romantic Road, a theme route that showcases southern German culture from food and wine to art and architecture. And of course history.
Germany's Ruhr Valley - The Ruhr Metropolis
Germany's rejuvenated Ruhr Valley has an industrial history that reaches back 750 years, and a revitalized metropolis of 53 towns and cities which has been a "European Capital of Culture". A tribute honoring the way the entire region emphasizes European cultures, and the links connecting them.
The Dutch Quarter, Potsdam, Germany
Just outside Germany's capital Berlin, and far away from the Netherlands-German border, there is a 'Dutch Quarter'. Since the 18th Century a settlement of 134 simple Dutch styled homes, built for artisans from Holland, has been set amongst the opulent palaces and parks of Potsdam.
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It is a living open air museum, and was built in the mid-18th Century just outside Germany´s capital Berlin, far away from the Netherlands-German border.
A little piece of Holland, ´The Dutch Quarter´, 134 Dutch styled homes, a community for artisans from Holland, set amongst the opulent palaces and parks of Potsdam.
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