Day excursion

Together with the Gutenberg Foundation we travel to Darmstadt

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The International Gutenberg Society and the Gutenberg Foundation cordially invite all interested parties to a day excursion to Darmstadt on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

First we will visit the Department of Type Casting, Typesetting and Printing at the Hessisches Landesmuseum. In the "active" museum, volunteer typesetters and printers demonstrate working techniques using numerous functional machines, which vividly document the transition from manual work to machine work in the printing trade from the beginning of the 19th century to the 1970s.

After a joint lunch, the tour continues to the Mathildenhöhe Institute. There, as part of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, an exhibition will be presented in the Museum Künstlerkolonie, illustrating the significance of the Mathildenhöhe for the development of the Bauhaus and post-war architecture.

Programme sequence:

8:30 a.m.: Departure from Mainz by coach
10:00 a.m.: Guided tour through the department of type casting, typesetting and printing processes (branch office of the Hessisches Landesmuseum, address: Kirschenallee 88, 64293 Darmstadt)
1:00 p.m.: Lunch at the restaurant "Sitte"
3:15 p.m.: Guided tour through the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
5:00 p.m.: Departure from Darmstadt by coach
6:30 p.a.: Arrival in Mainz at the bus stop in front of the Hilton


Date: 13. August 2019
Meeting point: coach stop in front of the Hotel Hilton Mainz, Rheinstraße 68
Costs: Members pay a reduced amount of 45 Euro, for all other members 60 Euro (incl. bus trip, guided tours and lunch menu),

For registration and questions you reach us under info@gutenberg-gesellschaft.de or under 06131-226420 (business hours: Tuesday to Thursday of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).