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Dr. Johann Peter Frank Museum

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  • Haus der Kultur bzw. Dr.Lederer-Haus
    Haus der Kultur bzw. Dr.Lederer-Haus
    Photo: Thomas Russold, Gräfensteiner Land Tourismus

Dr. Johann Peter Frank was an important doctor and benefactor of the poor. He was the founder of hygiene as a science and co-founder of the public health service. The house where he was born is also in Rodalben, on the corner of Haupt- and Dr. Johann-Peter-Frank-Straße, where a square with sculptures designed by the local artist Stephan Müller is dedicated to him. The Museum of Dr. Johann-Peter-Frank-Gesellschaft is located in the House of Culture, also known as the Dr Lederer House (Opening times by appointment, Tel. 06331 17101).

Information on other sights, hiking / biking trails, restaurants and overnight accommodation can be obtained from the Gräfensteiner Land tourist information office (tourist@graefensteiner-land.de, 06331/234180).

Johann Peter Frank, born on March 19, 1745 in Rodalben, died on April 21, 1821 in Vienna, was one of the most important German physicians of the 18th century. He was the founder of hygiene as a science and co-founder of the public health service. In the Dr. Johann-Peter-Frank-Museum of Dr. Johann Peter Frank Society - housed in the Dr. Lederer Haus, also known as the House of Culture - honors a bronze bust made by Karl Nuding, the city's most famous son. The multi-volume main work "System einer Complete Medizicinischen Policey", in which Johann Peter Frank made his findings and demands, as well as a fund of writings and documents about and by the famous doctor, are also exhibited there (opening times: by telephone arrangement at 06331/17101).

The birth house of Dr. Johann-Peter Frank is also in Rodalben, on the corner of Haupt- and Dr. Johann-Peter-Frank-Straße, where a square with sculptures designed by the local artist Stephan Müller is dedicated to him.

Information on other sights, hiking/biking trails, restaurants and overnight accommodations can be obtained from the Tourist Info Gräfensteiner Land (tourist@graefensteiner-land.de, 06331/234180).

Opening hours

open today
Sunday09:00–18:00
Monday09:00–18:00
Tuesday09:00–18:00
Wednesday09:00–18:00
Thursday09:00–18:00
Friday09:00–18:00
Saturday09:00–18:00

Attention: Open only after prior telephone agreement (06331 - 17101).

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49.241233, 7.633187
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49°14'28.4"N 7°37'59.5"E
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32U 400512 5455172
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Dr. Johann Peter Frank Museum

Schulstraße 9 Pfarrer Dr. Lederer Haus
66976 Rodalben
Phone (+49) 6331 17101

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