Citizen’s Home Museum


This handsome wooden house, dating to the 1740s and nestled in one of the oldest surviving sections of the city, is furnished to show how a bourgeois family from the 1830s lived. The attention to detail is impressive: whole rooms adhere to the 'Biedermeier style' that was in vogue at the time.

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