Germany

600,000 Year-Old Ancestors, Medieval Hanseatic Merchants

Exploring the past in Germany


Germany has a splendid prehistoric heritage, including archaeology’s first Neanderthals, examples of Europe’s earliest Palaeolithic portable art and some of the finest Iron Age (Celtic) art. The Romans left their mark too, with a fortified frontier stretching from the Rhine in the west to the Danube in the east.

FIND THE BEST ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY SITES IN GERMANY

Archaeological and historical sites and museums in German are divided by state, of which there are 16:
Baden-Württemberg | Bavaria | Berlin | Brandenburg | Bremen | Hamburg | Hesse | Lower Saxony | Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania | North Rhine-Westphalia | Rhineland-Palatinate | Saarland | Saxony | Saxony-Anhalt | Schleswig-Holstein | Thuringia

Berlin’s ‘Topography of Terror’

Berlin has many landmarks relating to the Third Reich, World War II and the ensuing Cold War. Many of these are amongst the city’s most popular attractions. A more recent addition to the various monuments and memorials people visit in Berlin associated with this period of history is Topographie des Terrors – the very centre of the Nazi’s persecution machine. … Continue Reading >>

Thomas Dowson

Archaeology Travel

One of two arches of the Roman Pont Flavian in Provence.

Berlin & MuseumInsel: Which Card or Pass for 2018?

Entrance fees for the museums on Berlin’s Museum Island are not cheap. And there are many other excellent museums around Berlin. Here I share my experiences of five days in Berlin and how to see many of the amazing range of museums without going bankrupt … Continue Reading >>

Thomas Dowson

Archaeology Travel

One of two arches of the Roman Pont Flavian in Provence.