Item collections

The focus of the collections is on technology and its implications for the lives and work of people of all social classes. The items range from engines to motorcycles to a complete corner shop. Another main focus is on natural sciences and medicine. Collecting also always means documenting a development, which is why objects from the more recent past and present are included in our inventories as well. Our collection is divided into six categories.

Part of our material can be accessed online here.

Most of the collections can only be researched internally. If you do not find what you are looking for online, please contact the Collections Department.


Dr. Thomas Kosche
Head of collections department
Tel.: +49 (0) 621 / 42 98-884
Email: thomas.kosche(at)

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A drug store from Kirchzarten, 1950ies
A drug store from Kirchzarten, 1950ies