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Mittenwald | Germany
The town of Mittenwald in valley of the River Isar in the Zugspitze region of Upper Bavaria, 16 km south-east of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, lies on the road from Augsburg to Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass, one of the most important trading routes between Germany and Italy. From the late seventeenth ...

Violin-making museum
Geigenbaumuseum Mittenwald
Ballenhausgasse 3
82481 Mittenwald, Germany

Mönchengladbach | Germany
Mönchengladbach was the principal textile-manufacturing centre in north-west Germany in the nineteenth century. Cotton spinning was established in the city in 1807 when English products could not be imported into Germany because of Napoleon’s Continental System. In 1863 Mönchengladbach’s textile ...

Schwalmstrasse 301
41238 Mönchengladbach, Germany

Monschau | Germany
The guests reverently climb the wonderfully carved wooden staircase sweeping upwards in a curve to the first floor of the house. In doing so they gaze on a picture of cloth production as it generally occurred in the 18th century: washing and drying the wool, spinning and weaving, milling, cropping ...

Red House Monschau
Stiftung Scheibler-Museum
Laufenstraße 10
52156 Monschau, Germany

Muldenhammer | Germany
This permanent exhibition communicates the exploration of space in the birthplace of the first German cosmonaut, Dr Sigmund Jähn. The first parts of the exhibition date from 1978 but the present buildings and park were opened in 2007. The exhibition begins with the history of astronomy, the human ...

The German Aerospace Exhibition
Deutsche Raumfahrtausstellung
Dr.-Sigmund-Jähn-Straße 4
08262 Muldenhammer, Germany

Mülheim an der Ruhr | Germany
Water is indispensable. For life, for power, bathwater, drinking water, you name it… The trouble is that it is not inexhaustible. It can also get polluted. That is easy to forget. But not if you pay a visit to the Aquarius Water Museum in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The museum is housed in a listed ...

Aquarius Water Museum
Burgstraße 70
45476 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Mülheim an der Ruhr | Germany
Mülheim on the River Ruhr was for long one of the chief leather working towns in Germany, and its industrial heritage is commemorated in a museum opened in 2003 in the former factory of the Abel company. Ultra-modern displays feature tools used in tanning and leather-working, together with the ...

Leather and Tanning Museum
Düsseldorfer Strasse 269
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

München | Germany
Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) was established in 1916 and originally made aero engines for military aircraft. When this was forbidden in Germany by the Treaty of Versailles, the company turned to produce motor cycles from 1923 and motor cars from 1928. The first cars were modelled on the British ...

BMW Welt/BMW Museum
Am Olympiapark 1
80809 München, Germany

München | Germany
The Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik (German Museum of the Masterpieces of Natural Science and Technology) holds one of the world’s most important collections of artefacts relating to science and industry, comparable with those of the Science Museum, London, the ...

Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1
80538 München, Germany

The Deutsches Museum’s collections of railway and road vehicles were removed in 2003 to a former exhibition hall in the Theresienhöhe area of Munich. The collection of motor cars is one of the best in any museum in Europe, and includes a motorised tricycle made by Karl Benz (1844-1929), as well ...

Deutsches Museum (Transport Centre)
Theresienhöhe 14a
80339 München, Germany

Munster | Germany
The Bundeswehr’s (German Army’s) school of armoured warfare is situated at Munster, and from the 1960s officers at the school began to accumulate a collection of tanks for training purposes. The establishment of a teaching collection was formally approved by the federal Ministry of Defence in 1972. ...

German Tank Museum
Hans-Krüger-Strasse 33
29633 Munster, Germany

The 574 metre long Göltzsch valley bridge took five years to build, and when it was completed in 1851 the 78 metre high viaduct was the highest railway bridge in the world. It was not long before this record was surpassed, but another record remains still unbeaten to this day: it needed 26 million ...

Götzsch Valley Railway Bridge
08499 Mylau, Germany

Neckarsulm | Germany
The city of Neckarshulm, north of Stuttgart, gave its name to a company (Neckarsulmer Strickmaschine Union) that manufactured knitting machines, and subsequently, as Neckarsulm Motorenwerke AG, began to make motor vehicles. The company was founded at Riedlingen on the River Danube but re-located to ...

German Two-Wheel and NSU Museum
Urbanstrasse 11
74172 Neckarsulm, Germany

Neuenmarkt | Germany
The station at Neuenmarkt stands at the foot of a notable incline, the Schiefe Ebene at the northern end of the Ludwig Sud-Nord Bahn, the strategic railway across the kingdom of Bavaria, built in 1843-54 over a distance of 566 km, from Lindau on the Bodensee (Lake Constance) through Immerstadt, ...

German Steam Locomotive Museum
Birkenstrasse 5
95339 Neuenmarkt, Germany

Neumünster | Germany
The museum of cloth and technology explores how people have made woollen cloth for over 2,000 years, from the Iron Age to the present day. It occupies an impressive purpose-built building in the centre of the town. The museum explains the whole process from the raw wool to the finished cloth. It has ...

Museum Tuch + Technik
Kleinflecken 1
24534 Neumünster, Germany

Neunkirchen | Germany
Iron was smelted here until 1982. Today a modern shopping centre stands amidst the few remaining relics of iron and steel production. But there was more to the "Stumm empire " than mere blast furnaces and their adjacent production sites: these included technical constructions like the different ...

Neunkirchen Iron Works and Trail
66538 Neunkirchen, Germany

Neustadt (Dosse) | Germany
Neustadt is a small town in the former margraviate of Brandenburg, on the River Dosse and on the main railway between Hamburg and Berlin. The town gasworks was opened in 1903 and, after many alterations, continued to supply coal gas until 1980. It has since been conserved as an historical monument, ...

Gasworks: Technical Monument
Gaswerk Technischer Denkmal
Havelberger Strasse 25
16845 Neustadt (Dosse), Germany

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse | Germany
The Palatinate (Pfalz) became part of the kingdom of Bavaria after the Treaty of Versailles in 1815. The Pfalzbahn (Palatinate railway) opened from Ludwigshafen to Neustadt and Speyer in 1847 when the locomotive depot at Neustadt-an-der-Weinstrasse was opened. It was subsequently rebuilt to include ...

Railway Museum and Little Cuckoo Museum Railway
Schillerstrasse 3
67434 Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

Neustadt bei Coburg | Germany
Neustadt-bei-Coburg lies on the ancient route between Nuremberg and Leipzig at the foot of the Muggberg, 15 km north-east of the city of Coburg in Northern Franconia, and has been a centre for the manufacture of toys since the eighteenth century. Its importance in the toy industry was increased ...

German Toy Industry Museum
Hindenburgplatz 1
96465 Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany

Niederfinow | Germany
The boat lift at Niederfinow, 60 km north-east of Berlin, conveys vessels between the River Oder and the Oder-Havel Canal. The first connection between the two waterways, completed in 1914, was a flight of four locks with passing places, between which boats were hauled by electric railway ...

Niederfinow Boat Lift
16248 Niederfinow, Germany

Niederwiesa/OT Braunsdorf | Germany
The textile mill at Niederwiesa, 12 km. east of Chemnitz in the Erzgebirge, dates from soon after 1800. It was owned from 1910 by Martin Tannenhauer, who established a textile business in Chemnitz in 1883. The mill became a technical museum from 1994 after production ceased with the rationalisation ...

Braunsdorf Historic Weaving Mill
Historische Schauweberei Braunsdorf
Inselsteig 16
09577 Niederwiesa, Germany