Understand the economy, shape the future!
Ludwig Erhard is one of the most important personages of German post-war history. The first Federal Minister of Economy and second Federal Chancellor is deeply rooted in people’s collective memory as the “father of the German economic miracle”. To this day, his concept of the social market economy stands for the success and prosperity of our society.
In Fürth, Erhard’s native city, the Ludwig Erhard Zentrum (LEZ) has established a unique center for documentation for Ludwig Erhard and his concept of the social market economy, featuring exhibitions, promoting research projects and serving as a meeting place.
The center is consisting of the birth place of Ludwig Erhard and a striking new building directly accross from it.
On roughly 1,200 m2, the permanent exhibition invites people to become acquainted with the person of Ludwig Erhard, discover contemporary history, and learn about the social market economy. Interesting exhibits, exciting stagings, and interactive media stations make our topics come alive for young and old alike. In our special exhibition area, there are new topics to discover on a regular basis – a reason for coming to the LEZ time and again!
|Weekday||Time of day|
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
10:00 bis 18:00
10:00 bis 20:00
Adulst: 5 Euro
Reduced rate: 3 Euro
Thursday from 6 pm: 3 Euro
Free admission for children and young people under 16 as well as school classes accompanied by teachers.
All means of public transport until stop "Rathaus"
The Museum Café "Luise" in the recently restored rooms of the former white goods appliances business of the Erhard family attracts you into the beautiful ambience of the 1950s. It is named afer Erhard´s wife Luise - an economist like her husband and passionate cook and cake maker - and special delicacies form her recipe book are served here.
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