The historic listed museum area with the Old Schoolhouse, the Parish Church and the lovingly tended Herb Garden takes you on an exciting journey through the history of Pforzheim from the Middle Ages to the post-war period.
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The presentations in the parish church and the old schoolhouse in Brötzingen take the visitor through the most important events of the last 500 years on the historical museum grounds.
Fully preserved watchmaking and goldsmith workshops convey a vivid picture of Pforzheim's traditional industry.
A classroom of the Latin school attended by Melanchthon and Reuchlin can be seen, and the princely wedding of Margrave Karl I to Katharina of Austria in 1447, the "Weiberkrawall" (women's riot), as well as the plague in 1501 and the city fires in the 17th century are vividly staged.
The destruction of Pforzheim on February 23, 1945 and the period of reconstruction are also impressively portrayed.
A stay in the idyllic herb garden with barefoot path rounds off the museum visit.
Special tours by appointment.
Hours of operation
How to find us
How to get there
The museum is located in the western part of the city. The address is Westliche Karl-Friedrich-Straße 243, 75172 Pforzheim.
There is some parking available, but space is limited.
Bus stop "Stadtmuseum" can be reached by bus lines 1, 9, 10 and 11.
Further information at www.vpe.de
The nearest S-Bahn stop is "Maihälden". From there you can reach the museum in 9 minutes by foot.