Between revolution and economic miracle
At the beginning of the 19th century,Offenburg was a small town with no more than 2,400 Catholic inhabitants. 170 years later the city is home to 33,000 people, who are certainly no longer all Catholic. The city experienced industrialisation, two revolutions, three wars, two inflations, emigration and immigration, one dictatorship and a democratic new start. The city grew, changed its appearance, was connected to the railway, industry and new residential areas, adapted itself to cars and, in 1979, the controversially discussed pedestrian area was established.
The new exhibition about the history of the city focuses on this interesting and challenging epoch by showing items from the museum's depot, important souvenirs, impressive originals as well as artistic highlights that are combined with modern media devices and playful elements.