This route features museum gems in the metropolitan region that have dedicated themselves to very special and unusual themes.


Specialties à la region

Gießkannenmuseum, Gießen

What appears banal at first glance is an interesting and varied object of everyday material culture, not only from a formal aesthetic perspective. Whether made of sheet zinc, brass, copper, aluminium, plastic, porcelain or earthenware, pressed into figurative shapes or trimmed to look nostalgic, as a design object or a trivial gardening item, in the hands of children or hobby gardeners - the watering can is a versatile utility object. For people, however, it is also a symbolic tool that places them in a caring and nurturing relationship with the plant. The Watering Can Museum shows watering cans of all kinds and in every condition. The individual stories of origin that accompany the watering cans are what make the museum so special. They bind each individual donor to the collection and tell of the watering can's field of application.

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Buderus Zentralheizungsmuseum

The Central Heating Museum invites you on an exciting journey through time - here you can see historical and modern heating technology from 1750 to modern times. On around 300 square metres of exhibition space, there are around 100 exhibits, including cast-iron stoves, fireplace panels, a historical bathing facility, central heating boilers for air, steam and hot water, as well as solar collectors and control systems. Buderus also uses this museum to document its continuously growing expertise in heating technology over more than 285 years.

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Deutsches Museum für Kochkunst und Tafelkultur, Frankfurt am Main

Founded in 2015, Museum of Culinary Art and Table Culture is a place of debate, engagement and research into historical and contemporary food and drink culture in all its facets. It sees itself in the tradition of the Culinary Art Museum of the International Association of Chefs, which existed from 1909 to 1937 and whose stored collection was completely destroyed in the Second World War. However, the current museum's collection includes items from the German Restaurant Museum, which existed in Frankfurt am Main from 1941 to 1944. With the acquisition of the menu and menu card collection of the Hamburg collector Wolfgang Gross, the largest collection of menu cards and menus is now in Frankfurt. On the basis of cultural history, the exhibitions and events will always focus on today's culinary art and dining culture.

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Flipper- und Arcademuseum, Seligenstadt

The collection in the Pinball and Arcade Museum Seligenstadt shows pinball machines, arcade machines and some electromechanical games. The entrance fee allows visitors to experience all the exhibits without having to pay money at the machines - all the machines are set to free play. The museum thus sees itself not only as a technology museum but also as an experience museum. With about 250 machines, "FAMS" is one of the largest museums of its kind in Germany. There is a high fluctuation of exhibits, as the devices are replaced in the short and medium term for repair and maintenance reasons.

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Deutsches Drachenmuseum Lindenfels

The Dragon Museum displays dragon portraits of different cultures and eras. The roof consists of an 8-cornered glass pyramid. The platform offers a magnificent panoramic view of Lindenfels and the surrounding area. The German Dragon Museum was set up in the historic buildings of Lindenfels, in the Haus Baureneck and in the Bürgertum, and illuminates the historical and cultural background of the dragon myth. It is divided into different topics: How did the myth of the dragon evolve? Dragon of the East, Dragon of the West, fantasy dragon, dragon in literature and dragons in the coats of arms. In addition, a children's room houses a dragon's den. A video system provides an introduction to the world of dragons. Children can playfully engage in the subject of dragons. Guided tours for children of all ages are included and children can even celebrate their birthdays here.

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