There are few cities in German history that experienced Dresden’s level of destruction during the Second World War. At the end of the war, the city was practically reduced to rubble. So it is hardly surprising that the city is home to the Bundeswehr Military History Museum. Featuring 1,950 square metres of modern exhibit space, this is the largest military museum in the world.
The building that currently houses the museum has been previously occupied by numerous arsenals and museums. It not only used to house a Saxonian armoury, but has also served as the Nazi Museum and Army Museum of the former DDR. Inaugurated in 1897, the museum acquired a modern look after an expansion in 2011. The revamped look was been designed by top architect Daniel Libeskind, who added a huge steel triangle to the neoclassic facade. Libeskind also designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin.