For Ludwigsburg’s Oscar-Walcker-School the forthcoming anniversary was reason enough to give their pupils an understanding of this outstanding means of transport. The result of their dealing with the bicycle was comprised in an exhibition that will be open to the public from March 22 to June 29, 2017 at the State Archives Ludwigsburg.
Zedler-Institut helped the pupils to work their way into the history and development of the bicycle. The exhibition gives an impressive view of 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.
The exhibition’s opening hours are from Monday to Thursday, 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., and on Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. The entry is free.
• In addition, you can join several events and lectures.
• More information is provided at www.landesarchiv-bw.de
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Author: Press release
Photo: State Archives Ludwigsburg, Felix Kolb