Walk through 1200 years of town history.

Municipal Museum

Wouldn’t it be great to turn back time? Nothing could be easier: here the history of the town of Forchheim is told in nine themes with images and sounds. Stagings, films and radio plays guarantee an exciting walk through 1200 years of history and the life of our countrymen.

For example, Forchheim`s role as an early nucleus of unrest in the Peasants`War is brought to life in a radio play. In addition, you can admire the mightly fortifications of the medieval town on a model.

Industrialisation, National Socialism, persecution of the Jews, the Second World War and expulsion are further topics. In the museum cinema you can see how the small Franconian town even became the setting for international films in the post-war period, with stars such as Kirk Douglas and Christine Kaufmann.

The Jewish community and the national socialists

Corner shop 1950s

Georg Mayer-Franken (1870-1926) an artist from Forchheim

Executioner's sword of Forchheim