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Popular Points of Interest in and near Offenbach am Main
German Leather Museum
The German Leather Museum (Deutsches Ledermuseum), located in Offenbach, Hesse, Germany, is one of the largest leather museums in the world. It has a wide variety leather items, including some exhibits, which are believed to more than 3,000 years old. It was founded by Hugo Eberhardt in 1917.
The museum has three wings, namely, the German Shoe Museum, the Museum for Applied Art and the Ethnology Museum. The museum has a number of leather items on display including shoes, saddles, bookcases, photo albums, leather furniture, and toys.
The Klingspor-Museum is a museum in Offenbach, Germany, for the art of modern book production, typography and type. It includes a collection of the fine art books from Karl Klingspor, one of the owners of Gebr. Klingspor type foundry in Offenbach, built the basis to this museum. The museum hosts the work of famous type designers like Rudolf Koch, Otto Eckmann, Peter Behrens, Walter Tiemann, Rudo Spemann, Imre Reiner, Hans Bohn, Karlgeorg Hoefer, Ernst Schneidler, Rudo Spemann, Werner Bunz and Georg Trump.
Paul Ritter donated his collection of Frans Masereel to the museum. Many works from other printing collections like Acorn Press, Bremer Presse, Cranach Presse, Doves Press, Edition Tiessen, Ernst Engel Presse, to name a few, are in the collection of the museum.
The library is open for visitors and holds several exhibitions each year.
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Offenbach was a center of the leather industry, which has however declined in the last decades. It is still the seat of the Deutsches Leder Museum (German Leather Museum), and also of the international leather fair.
Things to See in Offenbach am Main
Isenburg Palace, typical Renaissance building from 1576, now used by the Offenbach Design University
French Protestant Church and French Protestant Community
Westend Quarter (19th century)
Several art deco apartment houses
Former Synagogue "Capitol" (now a concert hall)
Buildings by early 20th century architect Hugo Eberhardt: "Heyne" Factory, main building of the Design University , AOK Insurance building
Prefabricated houses by Egon Eiermann in Lauterborn
Soccer-stadium "Stadion Bieberer Berg"
German Leather Museum
Klingspor Museum, museum of typography and calligraphy
Haus der Stadtgeschichte, municipal historical museum
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More about the History of Offenbach am Main
The first documented reference to Offenbach appears in 977. In 1486 the Isenburg Family took control of city, and 1556 Count Reinhard of Isenburg relocated his Residence to Offenbach, building a palace, the Isenburger Schloß, which was completed in 1559. It was destroyed by fire in 1564 and rebuilt in 1578.
In the mid 17th century Offenbach passed into the possession of the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt who ruled it until 1815 when the Congress of Vienna gave the city to the Austrian Emperor, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor. A year later it was returned to the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt. The city was ruled by Grand Dukes of Hesse and by Rhine until the monarchy was abolished in 1918.
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Offenbach am Main is a city in Hesse, Germany, located on southside of the river Main just next to Frankfurt am Main. In 2009 it had a population of 118,770. The city is part of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan area as well as the Frankfurt urban area.
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