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Good Bye Bayern - Grüß Gott America -
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.
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.