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Iron hammer

240 years of living history!

After five exciting and successful years with well over 26,000 visitors from home and abroad, the Hammermuseum would like to thank all fans and friends of the iron hammer with a new, attractive exhibition. Numerous “hands on” and multimedia stations convey to the visitors our ardent passion for living technology.

When the Hammermuseum opened its doors in 2014 to celebrate the 235th anniversary of the company´s founding, Kurtz Ersa made a valuable cultural contribution to the Main and Tauber region. The Hammermuseum and the historic iron hammer are by no means silent witnesses of the industrial beginnings in the Spessart, which were preserved at the place of origin of the Kurtz Ersa Group for reasons of monument protection. Rather, they are living proof of production techniques from earlier centuries.

Well over 26,000 visitors from all over the world have come since the opening of the museum to let themselves be carried away into the depths of history – and last but not least to watch the big throwing hammer at work, which with the elemental force of a ton of force crashes down on the glowing iron and forces it into shape. After a long preparation and a two-week break, the Hammermuseum has been presenting a new exhibition since mid-July 2019.

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CEO Rainer Kurtz at his speech on the occasion of the reopening of the Hammermuseum
CEO Rainer Kurtz at his speech on the occasion of the reopening of the Hammermuseum

Company history full of surprises

The 240-year history of the company becomes tangible on the timeline
The 240-year history of the company becomes tangible on the timeline
Donation to Aktion Regenbogen: Board member Michael Bannwarth (left) receives the cheque from the hands of CEO Rainer Kurtz
Donation to Aktion Regenbogen: Board member Michael Bannwarth (left) receives the cheque from the hands of CEO Rainer Kurtz

 

Numerous multimedia stations with interesting and latest historical findings invite you to immerse yourself in the history of the Kurtz Ersa Group. Contemporary witnesses from past times tell of their professional relationship with Kurtz Ersa, but also of their childhood, which they – like many other employee families – spent on the premises of the iron hammer. On an interactive world map, the guests experience a revolutionary history of internationalisation that was far ahead of its time. They can smile about one or two anecdotes, because the history of the company is full of surprises. Numerous new exhibits impressively visualize the milestones in the development of the Kurtz Ersa Group and its evolutionary development process. At the end of the new exhibition, the three representatives of the sixth generation of the Kurtz family, the foundation directors and shareholders will also have their say. They talk about the importance of the family for the longterm and sustainable success of a family business, about tradition and regional ties.

“Nowhere else can the fascination for living technology in harmony with nature and the production processes be conveyed better than at the place of origin in Hasloch, where everything began in 1779 with the construction of the iron hammer,” said CEO Rainer Kurtz at the reopening on July 07.

 
 

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