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Good Bye Bayern - Grüß Gott America -
Emigration from Bavaria to America since 1683

Good by Bayern - Grüß Gott America, was an exhibition of the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte (Centre of Bavarian history). It has been shown from June to November 2004 at the historic “Alte Schranne” in the town of Nördlingen. About 25.000 visitors came to see the 400 exhibits about the history of Bavarian emigration.
In December 2004 the exhibition moved to the “Lokschuppen” in Rosenheim, a former engine shed. Until the closing in March 2005 another 17.000 visitors attended the show. As third site we showed the exhibition from November 26, 2005 to March 19, 2006 at Schloss Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg. About 30.000 visitors took this last chance to attend the presentation and see the numerous artefacts.

It was a history of emigration in thirteen chapters showing about 400 exhibits from Germany and the U.S..

By means of original pieces, biographies, interviews, music- and other sound-examples the visitor could follow the traces of the emigrants. The exhibition covered more than 300 years, from Franz-Daniel Pastorius from Sommerhausen near Würzburg, the founder of Germantown in 1683, who is commemorated by a bronze monument, to the greencard that is required today for the immigration into the United States.
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