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German Shoe Museum Hauenstein

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Shoe history is cultural heritage, shoes are cultural assets. With a new concept and design and after renovation of the listed museum building, the German Shoe Museum is once again opening its doors to visitors from near and far! The permanent exhibition has a new look. Discover the exciting diversity of shoes: shoe history(s), shoe manufacturing, shoe trade, shoe advertising, celebrity shoes, style icons and much more. Many new exhibits and pictorial documents are on display, numerous German shoe manufacturers are portrayed, and the shoe is honoured as a fashion statement. The dark sides of the shoe industry of yesterday and today are also the subject of the new presentation.

The team of the German Shoe Museum is looking forward to your visit!

Embark on a journey into the magic world of shoes...

The German Shoe Museum Hauenstein is the only one of its kind in the world, providing a fascinating presentation of shoes as a cultural asset from all eras and continents. Nostalgic manufacture and rattling machines, with the flair of the thirties and forties, conjure up an authentic ambience with their bewildering transmissions in the harmony between shoe manufacture, shoe history and social history. The embedding of the social circumstances of whole generations makes the German Shoe Museum Hauenstein unique. Over an area of almost 3,000 m2 spread across four action-packed floors, the museum offers remarkable clarity and vibrancy. The Ernst Tillmann Collection alone, the largest European collection of a private collector, comprises over 3,500 pairs of shoes from two millennia. The collection of celebrity shoes from contemporary personalities, boasting several hundred pieces, offers a very special experience and is the only one of its kind in the world.
The Palatinate Sports Museum in the German Shoe Museum is dedicated to the origins and development of gymnastics and sport in the Palatinate. More than 600 exhibits, numerous information boards as well as films and photographs illustrate the development of the sport from the end of the 18th century to the present day. A lot has happened in the collection since it opened in 2011. Numerous valuable exhibits have been added and bring the history of sport to life. Special exhibitions centred on specific themes complement the museum concept. For further information, please visit

Opening hours

open today
Open May 12, 2022 through Dec 31, 2022 from 09:30–17:00.

Monday to Sunday:

09:30 till 17:00

Deutsches Schuhmuseum Hauenstein Museum of Shoe Production and Industrial History
Turnstraße 5
76846 Hauenstein
Telephone +49 (0) 63 92 - 92 33 34-0
Fax +49 (0) 63 92 - 92 33 34-2
Registrations directly  (stating number of persons and telephone number IMPORTANT!)


49.189770, 7.855790
49°11'23.2"N 7°51'20.8"E
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German Shoe Museum Hauenstein

Turnstr. 5
76846 Hauenstein
Phone 0049 6392 9233340 Fax 0049 6392 9233342

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