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Top 5 Museums to visit at Christmas time

December 5, 2014

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These days, there’s a museum for everything, and Christmas is no exception. With just a few weeks to go until the big day, I’ve pulled together some of the world’s best museums to put you in the Christmas spirit. 1. Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum (Germany) Germany is well known for its traditional Christmas decorations, such as nutcrackers and wooden pyramids, and some of our best loved customs like the Christmas tree developed there too. So it seems logical that Germany would have a Christmas Museum. At the Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum […]

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{Austria} Imperial Furniture Collection

October 17, 2014

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Growing up in Germany through my teenage years, it was near to impossible not to fall under the spell of ‘Sissi’. Based on the life of Empress Elisabeth (known as ‘Sisi’ – the difference in spelling is not a typo), one of the most fascinating figures in Austrian history, this trilogy of lavish period drama from the 1950s, which catapulted the actress Romy Schneider to world fame, captured every young girl’s imagination. For fans of Sis(s)i, Vienna is a dream destination. Schönnbrunn Palace on the […]

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5 Egg-celent Museums to visit at Easter

March 31, 2013

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There’s a museum for everything these days, so it wasn’t that hard to put together a list of Easter related museums. Most of these I haven’t been to yet myself, but some of them are definitely going on my ‘must visit’ list! 1. Located in Sonnenbühl, near Stuttgart, is Germany’s Osterei-Museum (Easter Egg Museum). Opened in 1993, the museum “revolves around the egg content and its importance in the Christian tradition as well as the decorated egg as a cultural object in many cultures worldwide.” […]

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{Austria} Vienna Crime Museum

May 14, 2012

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{Austria} Vienna Crime Museum

In the process of migrating my blog some draft posts seem to have fallen by the wayside, which I have just rediscovered and will be posting over the next few weeks. Here’s a very interesting museum to start with. The ‘Wiener Kriminalmuseum’ (Vienna Crime Museum) is a private museum in Vienna which was recommended to me via Twitter when I was pondering what museums to visit on my trip to Austria last year. Since I love a bit of crime (whether it’s Agatha Christie’s sleuths […]

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{Austria} Demel Museum

April 9, 2012

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{Austria} Demel Museum

Have you exceeded your capacity for chocolate over Easter, or do you still have room for more? If so, then here’s a sweet museum that might appeal to you. As soon as I knew we would be stopping off by Vienna for a few days on the way home from our Zagreb trip last September, I started researching what museums I could pay a visit too. I’d already seen a lot of the big and famous ones centred around the Museums Quartier during my previous […]

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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 2)

January 16, 2012

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Best Temporary Exhibitions I’ve counted 20 temporary exhibitions I visited in 2011, including ones on bathrooms, war photography, movie storyboards, Alice in Wonderland, fire and The Queen, so it’s difficult to choose, but taking into account the overall impact and interest in the subject matter, I think my three favourites are: Mammuts: Giganten der Eiszeit at the Neanderthal Museum The Hokusai Retrospektive at the Martin Gropius Bau Banished Books at the National Library of Scotland Honourable mention to Fashion Talks at the Museum für Kommunikation, which made me laugh because I travelled […]

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