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Schell Collection in Graz, Austria

Renaissance figurine at the Schell Collection

At the Schell Collection, also known as Museum of Keys (Schlüsselmuseum), you can learn a lot about keys, locks, chests and jewellery boxes. Another focus is on decorative ironwork used for house signs, grave crosses, windows and doors.

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Handel House in Halle (Saale)

Room 'Under the Sun of Arcadia' in the Handel House of Halle (Saale), Germany

“Under the Sun of Arcadia” – one of several rooms at the Handel House (Händelhaus) in Halle. The magical atmosphere of the room refers to the idea that George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel) wrote many of his compositions under an arbour in Italy.

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Cabinet of curiosities at the Francke Foundations

Crocodile at the cabinet of curiosities in Halle (Saale)

The cabinet of art and natural history (Kunst- und Naturalienkammer) was created by August Hermann Francke in 1698. Today this collection is regarded as the only fully preserved cabinet of curiosities dating from the Baroque age.

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Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale)

Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale), Germany

The Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale) shows the history of the Beatles from the foundation of the band in 1960 up to their break in 1970. It also displays material about their solo careers after 1970. The museum is located in a Baroque building errected in 1708.

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Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale)

Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale), Germany

This museum was established in 1967 in the buildings of the former Royal Prussian saline to Halle (Saale). In these rooms, salt is still traditionally extracted. On regular events the visitors can look over the Hallors’ shoulders during salt production.

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Lance for water jousting in Halle (Saale)

Lance for water jousting in Halle (Saale), Germany

This showcase at the Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale) displays the costume of a Hallor with its typical 18 buttons and a lance. Such lances are still in use for the traditional  water joustings one can experience e.g. during the lantern festival of Halle (Hallesches Laternenfest).

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Pharmacy Museum in Naumburg (Saale)

Pharmacy Museum in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The pharmacy museum (Apothekenmuseum) is located In the rooms of the Lion Pharmacy (Löwenapotheke). Some of the exhibits are dating back to 1820. The collection also shows a lot of equipment which was used in pharmacies up to the time in the GDR (DDR).

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Nietzsche-Haus in Naumburg (Saale)

Nietzsche-Haus in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The Nietzsche House has been open to the public since 1994. A permanent exhibition is devoted to the life and work of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The Nietzsche Documentation Center, also housed here, is concerned with researching the reception of Nietzsche’s works.

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Panorama room at the Vorarlberg Museum

View from the panorama room of the museum

In the top floor of the Vorarlberg Museum there is a room with a great view of Lake Constance. The room is silenced so you can enjoy the scenery deep in contemplation.

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Facade of the Vorarlberg Museum

16,656 concrete blossoms at the facade of the museumThe facade of the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz is decorated with 16,656 concrete blossoms. The blossoms were formed by the bottoms of simple PET-bottles.

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Atrium at the Vorarlberg Museum

Play of light and shadow at the Vorarlberg Museum

The atrium of the Vorarlberg Museum is more than 20 metres high. On the ground floor it is used for temporary exhibition. Along the other floors it offers a great play of light and shadow. This pic was taken at the second floor of the building.

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Staircase at the Vorarlberg Museum

On the stairs in Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, Austria

The Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz offers some fascinating architectural details. The color play in the staircase is a result of the stairs made of oak and the brass handrail.