Peace Museum Nuremberg

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Peace Museum Nuremberg
Peace Museum Nuremberg.jpg
place Nuremberg
Exhibitions, lectures, archive, library
opening 1998 in this place
ISIL DE-MUS-756614

The Nuremberg Peace Museum is a Nuremberg museum owned by a registered association.

General data

The Peace Museum Nuremberg has existed since 1998. It was founded by the non-profit organization Friedensmuseum Nürnberg e. V., which is also the sponsor of the museum. The museum is linked to the International Network of Museums for Peace , to which more than a hundred peace museums worldwide belong. The museum sees peace as a positive term and promotes active nonviolence. Every year around three exhibitions are shown, the subject matter of which is deepened in numerous accompanying events. The archive and library complete the offer. The museum is run on a purely voluntary basis.

Founding history

As early as 1951, at the initiative of an anti-military congress, an attempt was made to found a Peace Museum in Nuremberg. However, this project was not pursued any further. When a garrison museum was opened in 1992 in connection with the withdrawal of the majority of the American soldiers stationed in Nuremberg, the founding project received new impetus. In 1995 the Association for Peace Museum Nuremberg e. V. launched. The aim was to show the history of resistance to war and the military. The search for suitable premises dragged on until 1998. Club members eventually founded a GbR and bought a shop, which they rented to the club at a reasonable price. At the beginning of 1998 the non-profit association was able to move into the current rooms, which previously housed a hairdressing salon and a driving school.

Concern of the museum

The aim of the museum is, on the one hand, peace education , for example by teaching and practicing methods of non-violent conflict management with a focus on people who have little contact with the peace movement or who are prejudiced. Another concern is to convey the history of pacifism and antimilitarism over the past 100 years, with particular reference to the history of the Nuremberg peace movement since 1945. In this context, the museum would like to highlight the often forgotten role of women in the history of pacifism and antimilitarism in Germany and the Make the peace movement in Nuremberg visible.


The museum offers events on socially relevant topics related to the peace movement, mostly as accompanying events to the current exhibition, either in the museum itself, in larger rooms or as excursions. Portraits are also presented of people who have defended themselves in an exemplary manner against injustice and violence, such as Bertha von Suttner , Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1905, Carl von Ossietzky or Kunigunde Schumann , a Nuremberg pacifist. A library on topics related to peace is available to those interested, with a selection of content on non-violent action , peace education or fundamental and human rights . The library also has historical and antiquarian works, mostly related to exhibitions. The titles can be researched on the Internet, as can the archive and the “ gray literature ”. An electronic newspaper tadpole is published regularly. Some of the exhibits can be borrowed, which is what happens.

Exhibition history

  • Bertha von Suttner: Put Your Arms Down (1999)
  • I Care - ich misch ein (1999) , a documentary about non-violent conflict intervention in Pristina / Kosovo
  • Children paint war and wish for peace (1999), pictures by pupils from Valjevo / Yugoslavia and Nuremberg
  • Because we have something to say: Children in Nuremberg dream of peace (2000)
  • Nuremberg citizens fight against war and violence in the 1950s (2001)
  • Finding Your Place (2002)
  • Children in Armed Conflict (2003)
  • From Easter March to Vietnam Demo (2004)
  • PeaceWomen Encourage (2006)
  • Hope for a Better World (2007)
  • The dangerous smith (2008), the independent peace movement in the GDR
  • Peace plakativ (2008), European peace posters from the 80s
  • Visual artists are committed to peace (2009), parts of the historical traveling exhibition Artists against Nuclear War
  • Hiroshima warns (2009)
  • Real WA Madness: Resistance Is Successful (2009)
  • We are not afraid of conflicts (2010), a poster exhibition by the Civil Peace Service
  • Peace counts - the successes of the peace makers (2010)
  • Our march is a good thing , 50 years of the Easter March in Nuremberg (2011)
  • Nobel Peace Women Change the World (2012), alternative and other Nobel Peace Prize winners
  • The Burial of War - Works by Frans Masereel (2012), an exhibition in collaboration with the Frans Masereel Foundation Saarbrücken
  • Alfred Hermann Fried 1864–1921 (2012)
  • Peace needs movement - the peace movement of the 1980s (2013)
  • The Little Prince - the lithographs (2014)
  • Wow - Effective without weapons (2014), the exhibition on nonviolent intervention was designed as a traveling exhibition and has been touring Germany ever since. It was together with the Federation for Social Defense developed
  • 1914 - voices against the war (2014-2015)
  • Class - Young Art Against War and Violence (2015), linocuts by students of the Melibokusschule Alsbach
  • Nothing new in the East - old enemy images, modern propaganda (2015), exhibition in cooperation with the Institute for Media Responsibility
  • Peace helps (2016), new topics in the peace movement of the 90s (continuation of the decade-wise presentation of the history of the peace movement).
  • Auf und Davon (2017) Exhibition on migration and flight, developed by Mission Eine Welt.
  • Action + Art = DaSchauHer (2017) Exhibition on striking forms of action
  • We are 20 (2018) anniversary exhibition of the Peace Museum
  • Effective without weapons - intervene non-violently worldwide (2019)
  • Hiroshima warns - even today! (2019) Graphics by Prof. Osamu Kataoka
  • Where are you going (2019) Contemporary Art Interventions
  • Ceaselessly for Peace - 100 Years IFFF International Women's League for Peace and Freedom (2020)

supporting documents

  1. Joy of increasing visitor numbers in Nürnberger Nachrichten of April 6, 2013
  2. Network Peace Initiative: Peace Museum Nuremberg opened

Web links

Coordinates: 49 ° 27 ′ 40.2 "  N , 11 ° 4 ′ 39.3"  E