Large anniversary exhibition at the Alsfeld City Museum800 years – Alsfeld celebrates!

Special exhibition from May 15 to December 30, 2022.

The town of Alsfeld celebrates 800 years of town history, the History and Museum Association (GMV) turns 125! The association takes these joyful events as an occasion for the large special exhibition.

The basic idea: Why not make cheering itself the theme of an exhibition?

After all, the founding and development of the town, the Reformation, the construction of the town hall that was so characteristic of Alsfeld, the founding of factories such as the chair factory and thus the creation of jobs, Alsfeld as a half-timbered model town and much more are all reasons to celebrate. The principle: In the exhibition there is always an object for a concrete jubilee occasion from Alsfeld’s town history. In this booklet, you will find background information on the respective jubilee stories, which you can browse through and read at the respective stations. These can also be accessed via QR codes.

In this way, you can wander through Alsfeld’s town history in jubilation in the newly designed rooms of the town museum in the Neurathhaus. The Neurathhaus is the first completed building section of the future city museum. The building, which dates back to 1688, is one of Alsfeld’s most important Renaissance half-timbered buildings and has been renovated by the town of Alsfeld in recent years in keeping with its status as a historic monument. When you enter the special exhibition, you literally step onto historical ground inside a historic building. But there is also a station or two outside in the city.

Perhaps in the course of the jubilant walk one or the other will irritate. Because people in the past had different values than we do today. In part, they also rejoiced over events that, in retrospect, are perceived by us in an absolutely negative light. The enthusiasm that prevailed in 1914 over the outbreak of the First World War is one such example. What is cheered and what is not is also always bound to time and perspective. This flip side, the “negative jubilation,” is also addressed in some places in the exhibition.

The museum has been closed since December 2015, and the presentation of the special exhibition in the listed Neurathhaus is a first step back into the new museum life. This is another reason to cheer.

Overview of external locations

In addition to the numerous objects in the newly designed rooms of the City Museum in the Neurathhaus, there are also some stations of the exhibition in the city space. A map provides an overview of the outdoor locations. Go on a discovery tour through Alsfeld.

Map: exhibits in the city area

Opening hours

May 15 – October 31, 2022
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 1 – December 30, 2022
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We look forward to see you!

Your Alsfeld History and Museum Society