Der Salmen

Der Salmen Offenburg © Dimitri Dell
Der Salmen Offenburg_Jüdische Geschichte © Jigal Fichtner
Der Salmen Offenburg_Hörstation © Jigal Fichtner
This exhibition is available in
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Democracy - Experience - Remembrance
Banquet hall. Synagogue. Electric store. Place of the history of democracy. Cultural monument of national importance. The Salmen has an eventful history that makes the building unique in Offenburg's city center. Since May 2022, Der Salmen has been open to all visitors as a modern museum after a renovation phase. 200 years of democratic history as well as current democratic events can be experienced in the Salmen through multimedia. What does democracy mean? What kind of society do we live in? And what does being free actually mean? These and similar questions are raised in the interactive exhibition, which not only conveys the past, but also invites visitors to engage with current social events.
Mon. closed
Tue. 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wed. closed
Thurs. 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri. 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address
Lange Straße 52
77652
Offenburg
+49 781 82 2701
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Der Salmen Offenburg © Dimitri Dell
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Open Day as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture on 1.9.2024. Across Europe, September 1, 2024 will be dedicated to Jewish culture. In many countries, the gates to synagogues and cemeteries ...

Der Salmen Offenburg © Jigal Fichtner
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The Salmen is a contemporary witness and cultural monument of national importance. Not only was it the site of the proclamation of the first German bill of rights on September 12, 1847; it also served ...

Der Salmen Offenburg © Jigal Fichtner
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Guided tour: From inn to place of democracy: the history of the Salmen Built as a simple inn at the end of the 18th century, known as a place of revolution, later a synagogue, then an electrical store ...

Der Salmen Offenburg © Dimitri Dell
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The motto of this year's Open Monument Day is "True Signs. Witnesses of history". Thousands of monuments throughout Germany will be open to interested visitors on the day. Large, everyday and symbolic ...

Salmengespräch © Jigal Fichtner
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The Salmen Talk will take place again this year - on September 12, the day of the proclamation of the 13 demands of the people on September 12, 1847 in the Salmen. This time, we will be welcoming ...

Der Salmen Offenburg © Jigal Fichtner
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Cultural break with the topic: How September 12, 1847 became a major event Around 900 people gathered in the Salmensaal on September 12, 1847 for the meeting to which the "Determined Friends of the ...

Der Salmen Offenburg © Jigal Fichtner
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The Salmen is a contemporary witness and cultural monument of national importance. It has an ambivalent history: built as a festival hall, it became famous as a place of revolution with the ...