This museum has just 2 levels and a garret floor and it´s worth a visit. It is located in the old town of Konstanz and it has a collection that gives an interesting overview about the city and its past. Th museum was founded in 1870 and the building is the original, very well preserved.
I went there attracted to see the book of chronicles called "The Richtenthal Chronic" written by citizen of the same name who describe daily life and all events happening during the Council of Konstanz, between 1414 and 1418. This book is precious and all illustrated. It is displayed at the upper floor, room 5. Pay attention, because there is a copy easy to find which can be handled, but the original has no clear sign, and stays at the back, inside a wooden and dark glass cabinet. It´s easy to miss the original if you don´t look for it.
Actually the museum advertise about the book, but it has much more to offer. I though very interesting the whole collection, but specially the historic hall, in the ground floor, which preserved the room the way it was in the 19th century. So it shows jurassic and other fossils in old crowded glass cabinets and with handwriting labels.
The other area very interesting at the museum is an exhibition at the garret floor showing life in Konstanz at the beginning of the World War II. It has pictures that say a lot of history.
The museum has a small cafe in the court yard and a tiny shop at the entrance, with nice gifts and wonderful silky scarfs.
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