A Museum dedicated to the potato is caused in Gelnhausen. The exhibition presents the tuber as a regional product of agriculture and shows the importance of the Crop in times of need, as well as in periods of prosperity was and is. Carrier of the Museum is the home club of the Gelnhäuser District Haitz, as the city announced. In the past, the “Grumbeere”, such as the potato in the dialect of the area will be taken into account in the “culinary adventure tours,” which offered the city.

Jan Schiefenhövel

a Freelance writer based in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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Now, the municipality supports the projects of the home Association, a private Museum. This leaves the Association, is a municipal lot right behind the shops at the entrance of Haitz. The 800-square-foot complex is leased, such as mayor Daniel Glöckner (FDP) has reported.

For the exhibition about the potato is to be built on this plot of land, a house. The plans of the city and the Association, first of all a ground slab is poured from concrete, and then a simple building in the manner of a barn. Next, the construction works will be tendered, as Herbert Vetter said, Chairman of the Haitzer history Association “Keerscht Haatzer”. According to his words, the opening is planned for the year 2021.

the Museum is to convey the culture of the potato

The potato Museum is not only to teach the facts of botany but also Know about the history and culture of the tuber. It is described as the fruit, which was appreciated in South America are already more than 6,000 years ago, came to Germany and how hard you had it first in this country to enforce, until they eventually became an important staple food.

In the past, the potato secured in times of emergency, for a wide majority of the population to Survive. In times of prosperity, they became the Basis of a variant-rich diet. The tuber has been used as a Supplement and extenders, but also served as a main dish, for example, as a buffer or even pure “Mat,” as they are called jacket potatoes with Quark in the area. The exhibition also shows how the cultivation and harvesting changed over the centuries. Presented to agricultural equipment.


The members of the history society have worn according to the available data of more than 1000 exhibits, including old devices, documents and photos. The outdoor area is to be included in the presentation. There, the visitors are allowed to create on the field.