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26You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at from page 25polishing demonstration is carried out by a diamond polisher in the museum’s extraordinary diamond polishing workshop,BrusselsBelgian Comic Strip CentreRue des Sables 20 1000 Brussels Tel:	+32 02 219 1980 (No website)The stunning Waucquez warehouse, designed by Victor Horta in the early 20th century, plays home to the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, which is devoted to the history of the comic strip in Belgium, with Herge (creator of Tintin) one of its most famous exponents well represented.Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)Tel:	+32 2 545 0130 Fax:	+32 2 545 0178 Web: Museum housing musical instruments from all centuries and cultures, excellent sound system enabling you to hear exactly how the instruments sounded.The Bastogne War Museumc/o Tempora Rue de Suisse, 29 1060 Bruxelles - Belgique Tel : +32 2 549 60 49 Fax : +32 2 549 60 77 Opened March 2014 The new Museum allow the visitor to step back in time and understand the reality of the Battle of the Bulge. From the causes of the Battle to its dramatic consequences, the visitor will be immersed in an interactive experience. Also coffee shop, patio and shopYpresIn Flanders Fields MuseumWeb: The Museum tells the story of the experiences of man at war, and about the war as a general cultural and social phenomenon. The story is evoked through the latest multimedia techniquesCzechRepublicPragueMuseum of Applied ArtsTel:	+4202 51093111 Rich collection of glass, porcelain, furniture, silver and period costumesMucha MuseumPanská 7 Tel:	+420 221 45 13 33 Fax:	+420 221 45 14 14 E-m: Web: Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Mucha Museum invites you to discover the works of the famous Czech artist, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), the Master of Art Nouveau. A comprehensive cross section of works loaned bythe Mucha Foundation provides you with a unique view into the universe of the artistDenmarkRoskildeThe Viking Ship MuseumTel:	+45 46 30 02 00 Web: The setting for restored Viking ships sunk in the Roskilde Fjord around the year 1000StockholmABBA The MuseumDjurgårdsvägen 68, Tel +46 771 75 75 75 The home of ABBA’s collected works, in a contemporary, musical and interactive exhibition that allows the audience to get close to their favourite band. It is part of the new Swedish Music Hall of Fame, and the tickets will be valid throughout the building.ABBA Museum 1978 – Torbjörn CalveroM/S Maritime Museum3000 Helsingør Tel: +45 4921 0685 Email: Web: Showcasing Denmark as one of the world’s leading seafaring nations. There’ll be lots of interactive displays for visitors to get involved in the exhibition and a strong focus on visual experiences with colourful scenography and immersive film projectionsFranceAmiensMaison de Jules VerneTel:	+ 33 (0)3 22 45 45 75 The house where Jules Verne lived from 1882 to 1900. From the winter garden to the attic, you can relive the adventures of his heroes, Phileas Fogg, Michel Strogoff, Captain Nemo and moreBohain-en-VermandoisLa Maison familiale d’Henri MatisseTel:	+ 33 03 23 60 90 54 Fax:	+ 33 03 23 07 55 56 Web: www. Matisse grew up in this house and lived there until he was in his twenties. The Museum has Exhibitions, pictures, drawings, testimonies, about Matisse’s young life. Audio guides and guided tours are available in English. Free entrance.CognacMusée des Arts du Cognac16100 COGNAC Tel:	+33 (0)545.32.07.25 Fax: +33 (0)545.32.66.47 Web: E-m: musees.cognac@ville- cognac.frVisitors are invited to penetrate the mysteries of the famous brandy - cognac, in the City of its birth. Visitors will see the development of the industry as well as the economic and social background of the City and discover how Cognac is produced todayEssoyesDu Côté des RenoirTél.: www.renoir-aube-champagne. com Renoir’s wife, Aline Charigot, was born in Essoyes and the couple returned every summer to the house which belonged to the family. A €2 million cultural project has transformed Essoyes into ‘an artist’s village’GrasseMusee International de la ParfumerieTel:	+33 (0)4 97 05 58 00 Devoted to safeguarding and promoting the international heritage of scents, aromas and perfumes, allows visitors to discover the unique history of the great perfume houses and producers.GermanyBaden-BadenFabergé MuseumTel:	+49 7221 97 08 90 Web: Permanent exhibition showing over 700 objects by Fabergé. Additionally exhibits by other jewellers including Cartier, Boucheron and more.BerlinBerlin Wall Museum – Haus am Checkpoint CharlieTel: +49(30)2537250 Permanent exhibition “The wall from 1961 to today” photos, paintings, examples of escape methods used. Guides include witnesses of the periodDDR Museum10178 Berlin Tel:+4930-847 123 73 - 1 The DDR Museum is the only museum which concentrates on everyday life in the GDR. The crimes of the State Security, border defences at the Berlin Wall, and the life of the people in the dictatorship.Frankfurt am MainStädel MuseumE-m: Tel: +49(0)69-605098-0 Re-opened 2012 the Städel Museum followingan extensive make-over. The museum’s new underground annexe, is home to the Städel’s superb collection of contemporary art.Giengen/BrenzDie Welt Von SteiffTeddy Bear Museum Tel:	+49 (0) 73 22 / 13 15 00 Fax:	+49 (0) 73 22 / 13 17 00 Web: www.die-welt-von-steiff@ steiff.deThe legendary Teddy bear was born in 1902. Since then, Steiff animals with the famous “Button in Ear” have travelled all over the world. Margarete Steiff’s home now has a museum which is dedicated to her life and work. Located between Stuttgart and Würzburg. Tours by appointmentDie Welt Von SteiffLeipzigMendelssohn-HausGoldschmidtstraße 12 04103 Leipzig E-mail ims@mendelssohn- stiftung.deWeb: www.mendelssohn-haus. de The Museum reopened in 2014 with the addition of another floor. Mendelssohn one of Germany’s greatest composers, pianists and organists. The museum shows his home, library and the option for visitors to be a composer!StuttgartMercedes-Benz MuseumTel:	+49 (0) 711 17 30 000 Fax:	+49 (0) 711 17 30 400 Web: www.mercedes-benz. com/museumThe Museum presents the 120 year history of the automotive industry with 160 vehicles and more than 1500 other exhibits. New exhibitions regularly presented Coach parking adjacentPorsche MuseumPorscheplatz 1 Tel:	+49 (0)711 911 20911 Fax:	+49 (0)711 911 20356 E-m: In addition to world-famous, iconic vehicles such as the 356, 550, 911, and 917, the exhibits include some of the outstanding technical achievements of Professor Ferdinand Porsche from the early 20th century.ZwickauRobert Schumann HausTel:	+49 375 / 215 269 Born here in 1810, its permanent exhibition in eight rooms and the world’s largest collection of Schumann documents, his birthplace is a major point of attraction for tourists, music lovers and musicologists from all over the world.continued on page 27...Museums and Galleries

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