The museum

The Tin Figure Cabinet in the Swabian Gate-tower

The Swabian Gate, a medieval watchtower, is situated at the eastern edge of Freiburg´s historical city center next to the place of the last barricade. At the head of 50 winding-stairs is a museum unique in Germany: the Tin Figure Cabinet in the Swabian Gate. The museum has committed itself to the memory of the freedom movements of Southwest Germany and therefore it displays the struggles of the peasants and the burghers between 1386 and 1848.
More than thirty tin figure-showcases (so-called “Dioramas”) on two floors illustrate the combats of former times by showing the protagonists in lifelike environments.