Nordracher doll museum



Location: Nordrach
Suitable for prams: ja

In the immediate vicinity of the swimming pool is the Nordracher Puppenmuseum, which opened in 1991 and, with its more than 100.000 visitors, is in second place in the statistics of the most visited museums in the Ortenau district - right behind the Black Forest Open Air Museum in Gutach. In the colorfully painted, unique doll museum, more than 250 dolls and teddies, mostly made and collected by Gaby Spitzmüller, can be viewed on a total area of ​​1500 square meters. The Nordracher Puppenmuseum differs from the usual forms of exhibition in that the 31 showcases are thematically oriented. Village life is documented in several thematic areas: Black Forest traditional costume wedding, village school class, children's choir, Tyrolean ribbon dance (with 60 dirndl and lederhosen groups), chicken farm and agriculture in the four seasons. The raftsman dolls are reminiscent of an industry that once flourished in Nordrach, an "emigrant group" of the forced emigration to America, which actually took place in 1851 and 1852. In another showcase, the clockwork of the tower clock of the colony (lung) sanatorium from 1898 with watchmaker dolls is on display. The hand puppets for Punch and Judy games, doll tailoring, plastering, church fairs, baptisms and circus scenes are also interesting. Special works of art are the unique collectible dolls, which were made by the artist Rolanda Heimer. With their baby dolls, the colorful world of human types and races is shown. In addition to award-winning exhibits, exotic dolls from India and other distant countries complete the collection that is well worth seeing.

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