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Pomeranian State Museum Greifswald (Pommersches Landesmuseum Greifswald)

In the Middle Ages a place of prayer, later an educational institution, today's Pomeranian State Museum is dedicated to the eventful history, culture and art of Pomerania, located directly on the market square of the Hanseatic city of Greifswald.

Built between 1998 and 2005, the award-winning building ensemble now houses exhibits from 14,000 years of history, from the first settlers in Pomerania to the splendid epoch of the Hanseatic League, Swedish and Prussian rule and the emergence of the imperial baths. The National Museum's Picture Gallery presents a top-class collection with works by Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge, Vincent van Gogh, Max Liebermann and Alexej von Jawlensky.


Pommersches Landesmuseum
Rakower Straße 9
17489 Greifswald
Phone: +49 3834 83120
Fax: +49 3834 831211

Rostock Cultural History Museum (Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock)

The Rostock Cultural History Museum is today one of the most extensive art and cultural history collections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and one of the most important centres for the documentation of civic cultural history in the state.

Founded in 1859, the museum is not only one of the oldest in northern Germany, but with its rich cultural and art-historical collections ranging from paintings and graphics to handicrafts, coins, furniture, militaria, everyday culture and archaeology, it also houses one of the most important collections in the state.
The rich collections on the history and culture of the Hanseatic city of Rostock from the Middle Ages to modern times are unique.


Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock
Klosterhof 7
18055 Rostock 
Phone: +49 381 20359 0
Fax: +49 381 3819451

Scientific collections of the University of Greifswald

In 2010, the University of Greifswald launched an initiative for the cross-faculty digitization of its object-related collections.

Most of the 5.74 million individual objects are housed in magazine cabinets and depots of individual university institutes. Only a fraction of the 16 collections have so far been scientifically catalogued and accessible. With this website, the university presents online access to the previously digitized collections of the project. Digitisation activities of individual collections FloraGREIF and GeoGREIF are a shining example for the research relevant collection at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. With the digitisation project, the University is following a recommendation of the German Council of Science and Humanities to implement a complete collection-wide inventory in a central collection database. The publication of the Greifswald collection data will also be soon available in the Europeana. Currently, more than 5,000 objects from seven collections can be searched in the database, which is still under construction.


Kustodie der Universität Greifswald
Domstraße 11, Entrance 4
17489 Greifswald
Phone: +49 3834 4201122
Fax: +49 3834 4201124
The museum in Anklam, the birthplace of the aviation pioneer, sees itself as a "technical personnel museum". It tells aviation history as a turning point from the cultural history of human flight to the history of science and technology of flying.
The name Lilienthal is also associated with many other inventions and ideas that are the subject of the museum's collection concept. The museum owns the only surviving steam engine from Lilienthal's production that has survived in working order in Australia. Almost all modular construction systems of today's construction toys can be traced back to Lilienthal's patents. And Lilienthal combined the idea of "eternal peace" with his airplane.

In the 1960s, Lilienthal's flight principle was reborn with the hang glider. Today, the museum not only has replicas of all of Lilienthal's aircraft that have not survived, but also the largest existing collection of hang-gliders.

The museum in Anklam, Lilienthal's birthplace, was the first East German museum to receive a "European Museum of the Year Award" in 1999.


Ellbogenstraße 1
17389 Anklam 
Phone: +49 3971-245500

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