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The Museum Ritter is a private art museum in Waldenbuch near Stuttgart, which is particularly dedicated to the square in art of the 20th and 21st centuries.


The museum has existed since September 2005 and is located next to the factory premises of the Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG chocolate factory , the manufacturer of Ritter Sport chocolate. It presents the art collection of the granddaughter of the company founder Alfred Ritter, Marli Hoppe-Ritter and her husband Hilmar Hoppe. It is supported by the Marli Hoppe Ritter Foundation for the Promotion of Art and, in changing exhibitions, offers an overview of works of art that deal with the topic of "square". The majority of the exhibits come from Europe. The collection includes around 1000 objects. Founding director Gerda Ridler was responsible for setting up and positioning the museum, and Barbara Willert has been running the museum since 2011.


The building was designed by the Berlin architects Max Dudler . The base is a 44 x 44 m square, but the cuboid shape of the building clad in light limestone is broken up by its division into two wings and a passage that follows the course of the Aichtal . The building is 14 m high.

The larger wing offers around 700 m² of exhibition space on two levels and also contains the museum shop and the museum café. On the first floor of the smaller wing there is an exhibition on chocolate in general and on the history of Ritter-Sport in particular, as well as the chocolate workshop, in which programs are offered for registered visitors. There is a Ritter-Sport factory outlet on the ground floor. Both parts of the building are barrier-free. The building's heating and air conditioning are mainly supplied by renewable sources.

Exhibitions / catalogs

Web links

Commons : Museum Ritter  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. MUSEUM RITTER: Collection: Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection - Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection. Retrieved July 29, 2019 .
  3. Stuttgarter Zeitung: Museum Ritter in Waldenbuch: Utopias are building rubble from yesterday. Retrieved January 17, 2019 .
  4. ^ Südwest Presse: Exhibition: Ritter Museum shows kinetics in art. October 23, 2018, accessed January 17, 2019 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 38 '19.7 "  N , 9 ° 7' 21.4"  E