DLM Deutsches Ledermuseum Offenbach,
Frankfurter Straße 86, 63067Offenbach
At all times and in all parts of the world, people knew how to work with leather in a masterly manner. The whole diversity in the combination of art and craft is revealed in the internationally known DLM German Leather Museum with a unique collection from six millennia and five continents.
Founded in 1917 by Hugo Eberhardt in the once flourishing leather town of Offenbach am Main, the DLM today combines three collections: in the Collection of Applied Art there are master works of European leather design from the Middle Ages to the present.
A specialized collection in its own right is the Shoe Museum with over 15,000 exhibits, bringing together the footwear of all people from more than four millennia.
Highlights of the Ethnological Collection are the America, Africa and Asia departments, especially the worldwide important shadow-puppet figures from Turkey, Egypt, China and South-East Asia, as well as significant collections from the cultures of Japan, China, Tibet and the Polar regions.
Barrier-free (Wheelchair available); Parking is available in the City-Center next to the Cinemaxx