Reichenberg home parlor

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Reichenberg home parlor

The Heimatstube Reichenberg in Augsburg is a local museum that deals with the traditions and history of the Czech city Liberec - German Reichenberg - in northern Bohemia .


Ten years after the end of the Second World War (1939-1945), the city of Augsburg took over the sponsorship of the Sudeten Germans who had been expelled from the region around Mount Ještěd in Northern Bohemia since May 1945 , following the example of the then self-employed Suburb of Göggingen , who a year earlier had taken over the sponsorship of the displaced persons from Neudek in the Sudetenland . In the same year, premises in Maximilianstrasse were made available to the home district Reichenberg . There, the members of the association began on a voluntary basis to set up a local history museum on the history of the city of Reichenberg, which was expanded in 1959 to include a local history archive. Josef Preußler (until 1941 Syrowatka; father of the children's book author Otfried Preußler ), the last city archivist and museum director of Reichenberg before the expulsion of the Germans, bequeathed his local and family history to this archive after his death in 1967.

When the first premises were no longer sufficient, the Heimatstube Reichenberg moved to Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 55 in 1971. Several years ago it moved to Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 39. Today the Heimatkreis Reichenberg - Stadt und Land eV maintains Augsburg's “smallest Museum". After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, the decades of contact between Augsburg and Liberec that the association had established led to an official town twinning in 2001 .


The Heimatstube Liberec includes extensive local history collections with donations from among the displaced (including various head-dress , painting, loom models , draper tools ), a radical of the dead shell of Kaiser Charles IV. , And an image archive, which among other things thousands of landscape and local recordings about Northern Bohemia and the Jizera Mountains .

Archives and Library

An archive is attached to the Heimatstube Reichenberg, which contains holdings from the former Reichenberg city archive (Liberec) and supplementary archive material since the end of the Second World War in 1945. The library with over 1,500 volumes of local literature also stores a number of local chronicles from northern Bohemia. In 1974 the Heimatkreis Reichenberg published a Heimatbuch edited by Randolf Gränzer with the help of numerous Heimatfreunde. A Reichenberger home calendar with pictures and texts from home appears annually.


  • Randolf Gränzer: Reichenberg - town and country in the Neißetal. Reichenberg home district, Augsburg; 1974.

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Coordinates: 48 ° 21 '39.8 "  N , 10 ° 53' 51"  E