19 Oct 2018
German Historical Museum (DHM)
WAR AND PEACE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY AT DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM
The Deutsches Historisches Museum is Germany’s national historical museum, located right next to the festival grounds. How can war be avoided and peace maintained? This guided tour through the museum attempts to answer these fundamental questions through an array of artefacts created in times of war and peace across modern European history. The causes and aftermaths of several military conflicts are explored, in addition to an analysis of the successes – and failures – of various peace treaties. Therefore, this tour not only highlights the destructive elements of war, but also its role as a catalyst of widespread political, social and economic change.