Hoffmann Museum

Hoffmann Museum information

Location
Wolfsburg , Germany
Opening hours
due to reopen in early 2013
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In 1841, Fallersleben native August Heinrich Hoffman (1798–1874) wrote the lyrics to what would become the German national anthem (music courtesy of Joseph Haydn). Here you’ll find discussion of how his words ‘über alles’ (‘above everything’) were simply a call for an end to petty inter-German fiefdoms, and how they were expunged after the Third Reich’s nationalistic excesses. The museum is housed inside Fallersleben Schloss (Fallersleben Castle). Take bus 203, 204, 206 or 214 to Fallersleben, about 6km west of the centre.