Hoffmann Museum information
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.