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Institute for City History / Carmelite Monastery

The Institute of City History at Carmelite Monastery: “The Memory of the City.”

Institut für Stadtgeschichte im Karmeliterkloster
Institut für Stadtgeschichte im Karmeliterkloster - © Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Foto: Uwe Dettmar


With records and artefacts dating back to the early Middle Ages, the Institute of City History is one of Germany’s most significant communal archives. Housed in a former Carmelite monastery, it is also home to a series of famous murals by Jörg Ratgeb (approx. 1480 to 1526), depicted in the monastery’s cloister and refectory. The institute not only keeps important documents on the history of the city, it also regularly lends out its treasures for exhibitions and lectures.

Stepless entrance and entrance to the exhibition halls via elevator.

Wheeled walker available.

Magnifying glasses available.

Guide dogs are permitted.

Handicapped parking spaces available.


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