A walk through 1200 years of town’s history.

Municipal Museum

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to turn back time? Nothing simpler than that: Here the history of the city of Forchheim is told in nine “City pictures” in vision and sound. Presentations, movies and audio dramas guaranty an exciting walk through 1200 years of history and the life of our fellow countrymen.

Through audio drama for instance the role of Forchheim as early nucleus of unrests in the Peasants’ war comes alive. You can also admire the enormous fortifications of the medieval town by means of a model.

Industrialisation, National socialism, persecution of the Jews, the Second World War and the forced displacement are further themes. In the museum’s cinema you can see, how in the post-war era the small Franconian city became the film set for an international film, starring Kirk Douglas or 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