Danube Swabian Museum
“Ulmer Schachtel” is a wooden boat well known from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. It was used in the 18th century when sailors transported emigrants to Hungary. 400,000 Germans settled in regions that are now situated in Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia. The museum tells the story of the lives of these Danube Swabians living in villages and towns. It illustrates their working, living and clothing culture. The exhibition shows the developments of the 20th century when excessive nationalism was driving a wedge between neighbouring countries that had lived in peaceful coexistence until then. It describes the flight, expulsion, deportation of Danube Swabians after 1945 and provides information on the current situation of German minorities in Southeast Europe.