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Our Museum Needs New Friends

In 1904, over one hundred years ago, the world wide largest collection of  historical  cutlery, edged products and bladed weapons was founded. Since 1954 it has found its home in the "German Blade Museum" ("Deutsches Klingenmuseum") in a historical city district of Solingen Gräfrath. The architect Professor Josef Paul Kleihues created beautiful rooms through the conversion of the old Gräfrather Monestary into the museum where the treasures are impressively displayed. Special exhibits and events are held corresponding with the different parts of the collection such as  "klingenmuseum for kids“, "The Blade Museum Festival", "The Children´s Festival", and "Motto Days". These special events along with the snack bar and museums shop make the German Blade Museum a popular meeting place for friends of the arts.

The "Friends of the German Blade Museum" are a group of people who are interested in the museums collection and the events. Since 1954 (the year the collection was established in) they support the museum with material and ideas.

For example, in the year 2003 a very significant cutlery collection was attained from Dr. Marquardt. The "Dr. Marquardt Collection" is a new and extraordinary attraction for the German Blade Museum.

Become a Friend, too!

The membership fee for the Friends of the German Blade Museum amounts to 30 € per year

Enjoy and support the German Blade Museum!
For a years subscription the Museum offers:

  • free entrance into the collection, into the "klingenmuseum for kids" and into the "Gräfrather Church Treasure" display (a collection of church relics out of the middle ages);
  • Invitations to all special events;
  • Art and applied arts consultation;
  • Exclusive events for members;

Donation Account

Freunde des Deutschen Klingenmuseums
IBAN DE10 3425 0000 0000 0400 06

Freunde des Deutschen Klingenmuseums
Klosterhof 4
42653 Solingen

Registration form

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Exhibit-trailer (since FEB 2014)

Annual festival (since MAR 2013)

Student Worker (since SEP 2011)

The Marquardt Collection (since 2004)