Things tell a Story
Their life reads like a thrilling novel: in 1841, in exile in Switzerland, Georg Herwegh, a young poet from Stuttgart, rapidly became a literary superstar and the role model of a young, bourgeois generation that was striving for democracy. Emma Siegmund, daughter of a Berlin merchant, became Emma Herwegh after a whirlwind romance. She was an unconventional and remarkable woman, who had her own salon in Paris. She also joined her husband in the revolution of 1848 - attired as a man and armed with pistols. In 2017, both Emma and Georg Herwegh would have celebrated their 200th birthday; hence the Dichter- und Stadtmuseum is presenting this renewed exhibition on their life and work.