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      03-08-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
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Stammheim am Main

Museum für Zeitgeschichte

Maintalstraße
97509 Stammheim/Gde. Kolitzheim


phone: 09381-9255
Fax: 09381-9850

e-mail: info@museum-stammheim.de




http://www.museum-stammheim.de/


Open: Tuesday thru Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Note on every Sunday they run an old steamed powered train!

10am until 6pm.

Cost: five euros.



IF Anyone is near the Bamberg – Schweinfurt – Würzburg area, I would highly recommend you going to this museum. Its kind of small (just three medium sized halls)… it is no Sinsheim by any means… but what it lacks in size it really makes up for in quality. The museum lets you walk back into time. Showing you how the military looked like during the war years. And what I liked even more is how it showed the common man… and how the war impacted their life. Everything they show here is from around the Schweinfurt area. Like the German uniforms are all from local regiments from this area of Franken. This museum really lets you walk back into time – and that is what I liked best about it. They are also not afraid to show you the objects and symbols of Third Reich – which is very rare in Today’s Germany.

Currently the museum is almost finished with its new exhibit displays. By mid April they will be finished. But if you come by before then… they will still let you visit.

IF you have any interest in military history… you should come by to visit this museum. I think it will just get better and better over the coming years!

Many have heard of the infamous bombing attacks on Hamburg and Dresden from WWII. In a lot of those old war films they also talk about bombing the “ball bearing factory”. Well.. that was Schweinfurt. Even today Schweinfurt is home to SKF – “the” German ball bearing maker.

Also made in Schweinfurt today is: *** (hydraulic clutch systems, ZF transmissions, Bilstein and F&S (Fichtel and Sachs) suspensions.

As you drive past Schweinfurt (coming from BA) you will see two large nuclear smoke stacks/towers. The Stammheim museum is very close to those smoke stacks.

Onto my photos…


Dackel


Museum brochure… click to enlarge…





Aerial photo of the museum grounds…












WWI trench warfare…












NATO M47 panzer…


























1st I.D.
















Opel Blitz lkw/truck…












School Haus...


Poster caption: Lucky You!


























Dug up…




Aftermath of bombing…
























In the field…




One of ours M88…


The last hall…






The old border…










A German village divided by the Iron Curtain




Berlin airlift… and the Hershey candy bar bomber…


DDR Volkspolizei…





Gotta love the Germans! Even the fire Dept gets a Panzer!












An Army travels on its stomach...

















The End.




You can see more of my photos here 

http://s764.photobucket.com/albums/x...20Schweinfurt/
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      03-08-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting David; looks like an interesting place with a good collection of gear. Well worth the trip!

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Here are some links to some other awesome military museums.

Deutsches Museum - Flugwerft Schleissheim
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...6#post18423626


We show you the Belgium Royal Military Museum in Brussels...
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1072285


Technik Museum Sinsheim 2013 (250+ Pixx!!!)
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=835078


WTS Military Museum - Koblenz, Germany
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498499


Brazzeltag Speyer Technik Museum Pictorial (sister museum to Sinsheim and only 25 minutes away)
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=986019
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Many thanks for this Dack

I was in Canadian Army stationed in Germany 1971-75. In one of the first pictures I recognize the gas jerry can; if it is authentic to WWII, we were still using them in the 70's. While on exercise somewhere, I found an authentic WWII German gas mask container. For a short time the spring which helped close the lid still worked. Still have it today altho it got painted a non-authentic color by someone in my workshop. Canadians used the Leopard tank and its variants. I attended the bridgelayer course in Kiel in 1978. Kiel has a submarine from the war, likely only the second left in existence. Chicago has the U-505 captured intact by the USN.
Again, many thanks for the pictures, I really enjoyed looking at them.
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I was in Canadian Army stationed in Germany 1971-75. In one of the first pictures I recognize the gas jerry can; if it is authentic to WWII, we were still using them in the 70's. While on exercise somewhere, I found an authentic WWII German gas mask container. For a short time the spring which helped close the lid still worked. Still have it today altho it got painted a non-authentic color by someone in my workshop. Canadians used the Leopard tank and its variants. I attended the bridgelayer course in Kiel in 1978. Kiel has a submarine from the war, likely only the second left in existence. Chicago has the U-505 captured intact by the USN.
Again, many thanks for the pictures, I really enjoyed looking at them.
Very cool! Yeah... Stammheim has a lot of military stuff from a "few" Armies. Most of their stuff is German, but they also have a lot of "stuff" from the US Army and from the East German Army. This is because Stammheim is located close to Schweinfurt & Wurzburg(former US Army bases) and also the East German border was also close by in Meiningen.

Another cool thing about the Stammheim Museum is they accept donations of old military gear. Even something as simple as a unit patch... they really cherish that sort of thing. AND they put it all on display for everyone to see. A really nice thing.

Schweinfurt is also well known to WWII GI's because its home to the famous "ball bearing factory" that many a bombing raid sorties were flown. Schweinfurt is still home to SKF, ***, Sachs, and Bilstein to name just a few. In fact when the Germans built the A70 Autobahn in the 80's there... hey had a hard time blowing up what was left of some of the AA(anti aircraft guns) embankments still left there from WWII! Concrete only gets harder as the years pass.

A really cool website of WWII ruins is the Third Reich in Ruins. They are dedicated to the historical preservation of the WWII buildings and places. Its run by a US service member who is a bog time history buff!

www.thirdreichruins.com


here is a direct link to the Schweinfurt page...

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/schweinfurt.htm

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/wehrmacht_posts.htm
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