History in the spotlight

The erlangen city museum will invite visitors on sunday, 19.May, from 11 a.M. To 6 p.M. For the international museum day with free admission a. This year, the focus is on erlangen’s city history and the museum’s collection, according to a press release. A guided tour on the topic of "beer, flea comb and pencil sharpener" will kick things off at 11 a.M., another takes at 3 p.M. The mysterious "kosbach altar" in the focus.

At 5 p.M., rolf-bernhard essig will lead his proverb tour through the permanent exhibition with all kinds of trivia, but without any panic. Learning from the "indiana jones of linguistic treasures" among other things, how the romans cleared the table, what having a canal full has to do with the goddess of love, or why people dance right up to the dolls. All tours are also suitable for visitors with children.

Search games for the children

For children, the popular search games about erlangen’s old town and new town will be offered free of charge. With the new search game prehistory and early history in the erlangen area, the young visitors go to the basement rooms of the museum to learn about the first people in this region and their death customs. There are still some riddles to solve. A worldwide social media campaign encouraged visitors to tell and describe the event in their own words. Under the hashtag #auf1wort you can post your thoughts and associations about museum objects or your visit to the museum on this day.

The museum im amtshausschupfla in frauenaurach is also participating in international museum day. From 2 to 5 p.M., part of the summer exhibition "from the history of frauenaurach" will be on display which will not be officially shown until 14 may. July is opened. On the occasion of the 100th. On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the erlangen local history society, the team led by jutta triantafyllidis documents what they have researched, discovered, collected and preserved in frauenaurach over the past 37 years. According to a statement by the museum, the main aim of sunday’s event is to demonstrate, in line with the motto "museums – the future of living traditions to show that a part of the museum’s work belongs to the preservation of tradition in frauenaurach.