Museum of Zirndorf


Spitalstrasse 2 - 90513 Zirndorf
telephone      0911 - 96060590
telefax        0911 - 960605920
Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday
11 am - 4 pm
The museum will be closed on the following holidays:
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)
Christmas Day (Dec. 25)
New Years Eve (Dec. 31)
New Years Day (Jan. 1)


Kreisel Martin Fuchs Zirndorf

The cities of Nuremberg and Fürth are well-known for their production of toys. But tin toys have also been produced in Zirndorf since 1850. Plumbers and belt makers produced so-called "Schlottern" (rattles for babies) in small workshops. From 1880 on spinning tops, toy trumpets, musical boxes, piggy banks, toy stoves and kitchenware were manufactured, too.


Within only a few decades, Zirndorf changed from a rural village into a small industrial town, producing a considerable range of tin toys of which up to 90 % were exported abroad. 
Grossansicht in neuem Fenster: Blechspielzeug aus Zirndorf


Grossansicht in neuem Fenster: Heimarbeiterstube im Erdgeschoss

The development of the Zirndorf toy industry is illustrated by specifiying the history of several firms. Additionally to exhibits presented in numerous glass cabinets,  a toy-production scene in a workshop is displayed, as well as a typical homeworker's cottage.


The exhibits on the upper floor of the museum refer to a historic event in Zirndorf during the war from 1618 - 1648 which involved large parts of Europe. 
One of the numerous battles took place near the "Alte Veste" - a ruined castle in Zirndorf. Commander-in-chief Albrecht von Wallenstein had pitched a huge military camp on the grounds of the villages Zirndorf, Oberasbach and Stein before being attacked by Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden.
This chapter of Frankonian war history is illustrated by contemporary reports about camp life, as well as by detailed description of the sequence of the battle and the fate of the soldiers and the civilian population.

Albrecht von Wallenstein und Gustav II Adolf von Schweden


 Der Dachsaal des Museums
The attic of this half-timbered building houses a spacious showroom, which is used for varying special exhibitions.


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