Welcome to the Erlangen City Museum
The city museum is located in the heart of the Old Town and is housed in the former town hall together with a neighbouring town house. Its lovely courtyard is a popular venue for museum celebrations and open-air cultural events while providing good prospects for the museum’s expansion.
The permanent exhibition documents the city’s history through to the 20th century, a key focus being the town’s Baroque era with its Huguenot handcrafts and manufacturing, the residency and the university. Other topics include the upheavals of the Industrial Age and the transformation of the town community since the time of the German Empire and within the context of German history. The tour ends with Erlangen’s development as a “Siemens town” following the end of the Second World War.
One of the museum’s strengths lies in its ambitious special exhibitions which include topics of local interest as well as those relating to cultural and contemporary history, the history of medicine and to art history. It is the very breadth of this spectrum, also made possible by partners such as the university, which meets with such a positive response from the public.