The Germanic National Museum in Nürnberg is Germany’s largest museum of art and culture. Its collection spans millennia and includes the usual paintings and sculpture alongside textiles and crafts, weapons, armour and early scientific instruments. If you’re after a one-stop shop for German history, this is the place.
Between 1452 and 1455, Johannes Gutenberg changed the world. The invention of the printing press made the sharing and storing of information easy. Well, easier. Monks made beautiful manuscripts, but they took an age to get finished. The Gutenburg Museum in Mainz has a working replica of two original Gutenberg Bibles from the mid-15th century, other book and publishing artefacts and valuable books.