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Nebra Home House

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Homeland House & Hedwig Courths-Mahler-Archive

The documentary first mention of the city of Nebra goes back to the year 876 - but it was only on 01.05.1999, in a joint effort with committed citizens, that a museum institution was opened in Nebra. Today you can find all the things that were part of everyday life in our city between 1850 and 1950 - be it in the yard or in the garden.
Homeland House & Hedwig Courths-Mahler-Archive

The documentary first mention of the city of Nebra goes back to the year 876 - but it was only on 01.05.1999, in a joint effort with committed citizens, that a museum institution was opened in Nebra. Today you can find all the things that were part of everyday life in our city between 1850 and 1950 - be it in the house yard or in the garden.

A collection that has been lovingly assembled provides insights into the urban development of the former farming town of Nebra from its beginnings to the present day. Marvel with your children about a collection of doll's houses and toys, put yourself in the hard everyday life of the winegrowers, farmers and craftsmen through handicraft tools of the different trades or enjoy the unique scent of freshly washed, embroidered whitewash Nebra housewives.

Part of the exhibition is also devoted to the events surrounding the Sky Disk, its function and relationship to the stars and the people of the time.

The Hedwig Courths-Mahler Archive

Who doesn't know them, the novels of Hedwig-Courths-Mahler?

Born as Ernestine Friederike Elisabeth Mahler in Nebra on 18 February 1867, a plaque at her birthplace in Laternengasse today commemorates the tireless writer.

Active Nebraer collected the few remaining personal objects and writings of the legendary HCM in a separate exhibition in the home house of our city.

With her wonderful stories of love, loyalty, kindness and steadfastness Hedwig Courths-Mahler enchants her readers again and again. She wrote more than 200 romance novels, which were very popular during her lifetime, are still available in abridged form as regularly published magazine novels and made her probably the most successful German novelist after the sold copies.

She was notorious as a "kitsch author" and her novels were frowned upon and banned as trivial literature in GDR times - but even Bertolt Brecht said about the successful author: "If it didn't exist, you would have to invent it!

Get your own picture of an unusual woman who became a legend herself with her "fairy tales for adults".

When Courths-Mahler died in her house in Tegernsee in 1950, she had published a total of 208 light novels and novellas, which were translated into numerous languages and reached a total circulation of an estimated 80 million copies.

In front of the Heimathaus, directly at the market, there is a modern commemorative desk, which pays tribute to the tireless literary work of the HCM. HCM thus joins a list of important women who worked or had their roots in Saxony-Anhalt and who are remembered through the project "FrauenOrte".

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From March to October:
Tuesday - Sunday 14:00 - 17:00
or by arrangement
  • Bad weather offer
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for seniors
Adults: 3,00 €
Children up to 14 years: 1,50€

Where:

Address:

City of Nebra (Unstrut)

Width road 28
06642 Nebra
Phone: +49 34461 / 22970
E-mail: stadt-nebra@freenet.de
website: http://www.stadt-nebra.de/

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