The museum has been in existence since 1910; it accrued due to private collections by members of the North Upper Franconian society for nature study, history and regional studies until it was passed into the town’s possession. It is situated – with its natural-historical and historico-cultural exhibits – in the buildings of the former hospital from the 18th century; the new building is used for the special exhibition “Refugees and Expellees”.
The Museum of the Bavarian Vogtland
Guilds, citizens, Biedermeier – and German history that still affects us today.
After the Second World War, Hof became a shelter for many refugees who lost their homes in the Germany’s eastern territory or in East Europe. This piece of history is exemplarily being worked through by the Museum of the Bavarian Vogtland in Hof.
The exhibition exemplarily portrays the refugees’ and expellees’ story of arrival and their integration in West Germany using the example of the Hof region. It also generally informs understandably about the reasons and the process of flight, expulsion and forced resettlement. It demonstrates the importance of the events within the cultural memory of the Federal Republic.
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
Brief information about the museum
An information board in the courtyard of the hospital gives per QR-Code a brief overview on the history of the museum.
Brief informations about the museum see here.
View from the city hall tower
The view from the city hall tower is worth-while the climb of the 152 steps. At a height of 32 m one has a wonderful view of the city.
The tower is accessible in the summer months during the opening hours of the tourist information. There you can also get the key.