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The Rhine

The overview exhibition of the large cross-border cultural project of the homonymous network museums 32 exhibitions
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The Upper Rhine and its plain shape the landscape between the Black Forest, the Vosges and the Swiss Jura. The character of the river has changed fundamentally over the centuries. But it always remained an important lifeline and transport axis. Borders and wars over the river separated people, but mostly the Rhine connected the population on both sides of its banks. The exhibition in the Three Countries Museum gives an overview of the Upper Rhine, its history and its importance for the life and culture of the people.
One focus is on the nationally different view: In Germany, "Father Rhine" developed into the personification of an original German river, and the "watch on the Rhine" was stylized as a national task. Since the 17th century, France saw the course of the river as a line that had to form the natural eastern border of the country. Swiss Basel with its old Rhine bridge developed on both sides of the river.
More than 200 exhibits from the collection of the Three Countries Museum are shown in German and French on about 400 m². The richly illustrated exhibition brochure is also bilingual. Paintings and literature recall the romanticism of the Rhine. Graphics and maps show the river, its use and the enormous changes caused by straightening and canalization. Natural history exhibits illuminate earth history and ecology. Documents recall historical crisis situations. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive supporting program with more than 50 events and a varied educational program.
Rhein beim Isteiner Klotz um 1875, Ölgemälde von Eduard Tenner
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