Detailed description

On 2 floors and in 8 exhibition rooms, the German Raiffeisen Museum gives you an insight into the life and work of the greatest son of Hamm (Sieg), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.

Numerous originals are on display: Raiffeisen's birth certificate, documents on his education as well as writings and minutes from his various mayoral posts. A highlight of the exhibition is the original death mask, which was made immediately after Raiffeisen's passing. And of course the founding period of the cooperatives is documented. All in all: a historical journey into the Westerwald of the 19th century.

In a separate room, books and documents, pictures and small gifts from visitors from many countries around the world are on display. Their guest gifts bear witness to the global significance of Raiffeisen's idea today.

The German Raiffeisen Museum is barrier-free. The "Heimatfreunde im Hammer Land" are also happy to guide visitors individually through the museum and know how to spice up the tours with facts and anecdotes.

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Brief description

Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen - a historical figure who still influences social structures all over the world today. Only a few know where he was born and grew up: in Hamm (Sieg). Come to Raiffeisen's birthplace and discover more about him in the German Raiffeisen Museum.

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Price information

The entrance fee is 3,00 € per person. Discounts can be arranged for larger groups. Holders of the Rhineland-Palatinate Volunteer Card receive a 50% reduction on the admission price.

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Contact and directions

Scheidter Straße 11 (im KulturHaus)
57577 Hamm (Sieg)