A Glimpse into the Development of the Village
The Gerlingen Town Museum gives a fascinating glimpse into the development of the time when Gerlingen was a village. Going round the permanent exhibition in the former School House, which dates back to 1818, the visitor is offered a peep into how the village developed with its wine growers, farmers and craftsmen. The life of the Schiller family at Schloss Solitude, the sculptures of Fritz v. Graevenitz and the work of different missionaries in Africa, India and China make a fascinating story. The museum’s 3 floors are brimming with objects that were in everyday use: tools, portraits and even archaeological findings going back to the ancient and early history of Gerlingen.
The various temporary exhibitions at the museum, with the appropriate programmes that accompany them, are always worth a visit.