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Pupils prepare an exhibition "When the wheels learned how to turn"

As the bicycle celebrates its 200th birthday, pupils of Technisches Gymnasium Umwelttechnik of Ludwigsburg's Oscar-Walcker school dealt with this means of transport. They were supported by Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit which is also located in the Baden-Wuerttemberg city of Ludwigsburg. The results are displayed in an exhibition at Ludwigsburg’s State Archives until June 29, 2017.

Zedler-Institut helped the pupils to work their way into the history and development of the bicycle. The exhibition shows the development from Draiss’ velocipede to today’s bicycle. The exhibition at Ludwigsburg’s State Archives not only shows the technical developments, but also the bicycle’s impacts on mobility, culture and society.

Two particular items of the exhibition are the patents of Freiherr von Drais and the Stuttgart inventor Johann Friedrich Trefz who developed a velocipede in 1869. A few bicycles displayed originate from the collection built up by Dirk Zedler together with the Ludwigsburg bicycle enthusiast Helge Schultz. For this purpose the pupils obtained the necessary technical information, historical background knowledge and extensive photographic material.

Author: vz
Photo: State Archives Ludwigsburg, Felix Kolb

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