Beguinalle houses of Bruges

These communities were rather large court béguinages, a collection of simple houses centered on a church, chapel and/or garden and enclosed by a ditch or wall. These béguinages evolved to eventually contain everything from bakeries, hospitals, farms and even breweries. They offered the béguines, who were unmarried or widowed women, a free and independent life dedicated to religion.

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Berlin’s Museums

Other museums worth visiting in Berlin includes  the moving Jewish Historical Museum , the German History Museum and  the Stasi Museum , which documents the insidious spy and espionage activities of the old East German secret police. The Topgraphie of Terrors documents the sinister activities of the Gestspo and SS before and during the Second World War.

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