Europe is full of famous museums not to miss, but it also has many museums smaller, unexpected and entertaining just waiting to be visited. Give up the crowds and head off the beaten track to discover these little known gems. They can surprise you and become the best souvenir of your trip to Europe.
Start with a visit to Germany, to discover the Museum Chocolate Cologne. Outlining each step in the production of chocolate, the museum will take you through 3000 years of history, from the Aztecs to the current production. Then, on a sweet note, visit the eccentric and the award winning Museum of Broken Relationships Zagreb, Croatia, which the people gave sentimental relics of their lost romance. Stop by the Lithuanian Art Museum in Vilnius for a more classic visit and discover over 2,500 paintings from the 16th to 19th century.
You fancy a bit of cinematic chic? Visit the Cinecitta in Italy. Hollywood is not the only place producing films famous. This studio saw the filming of classics like Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis, and other, more modern, such as Gangs of New York and The Life Aquatic. Moviegoers will certainly be amazed to see the list of historical films shot here.
Many museums have superb art collection, but few of them offer a superb panoramic view technicolor. Admire the stunning collection of modern art of the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, but do not miss Your Rainbow Panorama, a permanent art facility consisting of a walkway surrounded by a colorful circular window with views incredible panoramic of the city. Make a small detour to visit Sweden are Kulturen, which has a vibrant and active interpretation of history. Discover the Swedish countryside with live shows recreating the life of the Middle Ages or the 1930s.
Create your own juxtaposition of cultural discoveries in Latvia, visit the Art Nouveau Centre of Riga, a museum that has been completely restored to look like a middle-class apartment in 1920. Then head to the Museo di Stato (Museum state) of San Marino, flanked by a museum of ancient weapons and modern art gallery.
Funny and informative, surprising and extravagant, Europe is full of educational, interesting and unexpected experiences that will please everyone. Discover the original European museums and learn a lot of things during your next visit.