After your visit buttons will certainly mean something completely
different to you !
The "International Museum of Buttons" in Upper-Swabia's
village Warthausen is a
multimedia museum which does not only welcome you to see its
unusual treasure of
most beautiful and rare buttons but also takes you by your
hand by its interactive
means of communication. A world of modern presentations was
created all around
its subject, the "button" as an accessory.
Take a look at the ages of button-art in the TIME
It impressively shows the different epochs of the history
of buttons. From buttons
found in burial places discovered in our times that date back
to the Neolithic Ages
going over the first buttons of the Bronze Age similar to
those "Ötzi" might have
worn up to the variety of enamelled buttons and buttons of
very refined shapes and
designs till the abundant Baroque reaching over fanciful forms
of the Nouveau Age
to the variety of modern forms, often made of precious and
exotic materials, such
dramatically does the history of the button represent itself
in the "time tunnel".
Now as ever only the most precious things have found their
places in the
Gold, silver and ivory have contributed to create jewellery
within the world of buttons.
In every museum the most beautiful and rarest exhibits are
shown in their appropriate
environment that brings them full to bear. Here the South
Indian marriage button, the
biggest button in the museum, has found its place next to
hand carved ivory buttons
or the black jet button of the Victorian Age. Assets and button
From the show case to the interactive way of presentation
is the means things will be presented in the future.
In the world of buttons future
has already begun. The world of buttons shows you a new dimension.
presentation delivers comprehensible informa-tion and offers
you the option to steer
the stream of information yourself. This new and extravagant
technology has been
applied here for the first time in order to create the new
category of the adventure
Over the centuries they have dominated over the button. UNIFORMS
show the greatest variety of buttons you can think
of. Only magnificent metal buttons
let uniforms show up in their unmistakable glitter and gives
them their indivi-dual
character. Lady Diana, the crew of the tragically sunken "Titanic"
or the crews of the
legendary "Zeppelin" airships - they all have left
their buttons in the museum's uniform.
The button as a trend setter and as a globe trotter
MATERIALS AND PRODUCTION OF BUTTONS in
the past and today.
The tropic corozo nut, glimmering pearl-shell, porcelain
or shiny horn buttons - no
material that wasn't used for making buttons some time or
the other. At no time have
buttons only just been fasteners but, more likely, the most
popular type of jewellery!
And during almost all epochs typical materials have been preferred.
button maker work-shop shows the old traditions of this special
craft and, as for
contrast, a modern button machine that represents modern times.
About buttons and the battle against cancer VIPs and the FUTURE
Its here where future begins! A human fate has inspired
our campaign "Buttons
against Cancer". Knopf & Knopf are paying 25,00 Euro
to the German Can-cer Aid
for each button a VIP donates. From each entrance fee taken
an amount of 0.25
Euro will remitted to the Aid Organisation. Some ideas of
how the future of the
button might look like were shaped and can be ad-mired in
the "Future Tunnel" -
a futuristic presentation of the subject!
An attractive gastronomy Fantasy hotel rooms ADVENTURE
all around the magic world of buttons
Adventure gastronomy - the perfect match to the "International
Museum of Buttons".
The biggest sewing-machine bar of the world in the Fashion
Café, the station restau-
rant with its "Orient Ex-press" saloon-carriage
interior and the traditional "button"
meeting lounge for meetings and events, the beer-garden and
a lot things more!
Rome - during classical antiquity the centre of the world
known at that time - was the
embodiment of living style and the bathroom the centre of
daily life - just as you can
find it in the Roman Chamber of the Knopf & Knopf hotel.
The eight subject rooms offer
you a stylish, fanciful ambiance and a touch of adventure
- affordable of course.
NARROW GAUGE MUSEUM RAILWAY Today
the former train station is the
Since more than 100 years now this little railway line has
lovingly been called thus.
Its track leads from Warthausen to Ochsenhausen. It was opened
on 29th November
1899 as a shortline of the Royal Wurtemberg State Railways.
Enjoy romantic railway
nostalgia in old wooden class carriages! And perhaps you will
find the Swabian
farmer's often sung billy-goat tied on it somewhere - you
SOMETHING YOU MUST HAVE SEEN!
...how to find us:
You will find us in Baden-Wurtemberg between Stuttgart, Munich
and the Constance
Lake, only a couple of kilometres away from Biberach/Riß.
Take a look at the route !