On 1st August 2015, the Erica Fuchs House | Museum of Comic Strips and the Art of Language in Schwarzenbach an der Saale opened its doors. Thus, Upper Franconia not only has an additional museum, but has also gained a real unique selling proposition: Germany's first comic museum. Dr Erika Fuchs, the translator and editor-in-chief of the Mickey Mouse Magazine, lived in the small town in the Fichtel Mountains for 50 years. With her neologisms, wordplays and interspersion of classic quotes, she had a lasting impact on the German language.
The permanent exhibition starts with an introduction to the history of comic strips, in order to address even non-experts. Original objects, such as manuscripts, a typewriter and a notebook, provide an insight into the working method of Erika Fuchs. Interactive stations invite you to recreate her skill with language in a fun way. The life of Erika Fuchs is related as a ceiling-height comic strip which was drawn for the museum by the award-winning cartoonist Simon Schwartz. Additional well-known cartoonists pay tribute to Erika Fuchs in comic strips that they have composed themselves. A highlight, not only for children, is the walk-through Duckburg with Donald Duck's house, Gearloose's workshop and money bin, including a coin bath. An extensive library provides opportunity for delving and browsing.
For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.