In Europe, many museums are a must to visit, but there are many lesser-known and smaller, yet very interesting museums, and they, too, are waiting for you! To deviate from the usual tourist routes and discover the unknown treasures of the museum storage. They may surprise you and become the most vivid impressions of a trip to Europe.
Start with Germany, with the Chocolate Museum in Cologne. You will get acquainted with all stages of the production of chocolate and its three thousand years of history, from the Aztecs to modern mass production. Then go to the store a bitter-sweet memories — Museum of broken relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. This unusual museum, award a special prize broke up a couple of sentimental send evidence of their lost love. And be sure to check out the Vilnius Lithuanian Art Museum, which houses more than 2,500 paintings XVI-XIX centuries.
Beckons you to the glamorous world of cinema? Visit the Italian studio Cinecitta. Hollywood — is not the only studio where you can see the scenery of the famous movie. Here in Italy, starring such masterpieces of world cinema, as «Ben Hur» and «Quo Vadis», as well as more recent hits — «Gangs of New York» and «The Life Aquatic.» Movie lovers will be blown away by the local collection of decorations and props to the famous film of the past.
Many museums can boast of beautiful art collections, but only a few make it possible to admire the stunning panoramic views of the city through the stained glass. You definitely need to get to know first-class collection of contemporary art in the Museum of Fine Arts ARoS in Aarhus, Denmark, but do not forget to visit the circular exhibition «Your Rainbow Panorama», which is on the roof of the building and offers an exceptional panoramic view of the city through the stained glass. Next door, in Sweden, should definitely visit the open-air museum of culture for the live, direct acquaintance with the history of these places. You will be able to witness firsthand how people lived in rural areas, as these are presented here at home and objects of rural life in Sweden from the Middle Ages to the 30-ies of XX century.
Diversify cultural impressions of his trip, visiting the Museum of Art Nouveau in Riga, Latvia. The museum recreates the interior of the apartment full of middle class 20-ies of XX century. Then go to the Museo di Stato (State Museum), San Marino, adjacent to the premises of the museum of ancient weapons and the Modern Art Gallery.
Entertaining and informative, extravagant and eccentric — in Europe there are museums for all tastes, with a diverse, interesting and unusual collections. For your next trip to Europe to plan a visit to a few of these unique museums, and you will discover many new and interesting.