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International Museum of Newspapers: photos, description (Internationales Zeitungsmuseum der Stadt Aachen)

100 metres from the house of Nevestino is one of the most interesting tourist attractions not only in Aachen but also in the world - the international Museum of Newspapers. Collection of exhibits includes about 200 thousand items in almost all languages of the world. But its uniqueness lies not only in the presence of a large number of exhibits, but in the diverse views on the role of the press in the life of mankind. So, one of the members of the Board of the Museum and its Director, Mike Tulen notes that this is the Museum of the kind in Washington is distinguished by a critical attitude to the media and its unique multimedia and interactivity. For example, there is a hall where are pictures of falsifying the course of events.

The Museum has several rooms: one of them covered the history of publishing, in the other the visitor can feel in the role of a man who attacked a paparazzi, in the third - to feel like a star, which aims flash built into the walls of the cells. Especially interesting is the hall of chaos, made in the form of eggs. The visitor is sent a powerful stream of video, not only does not clarify any facts and confusing him.

The Museum was opened in 1931 and the basis of the collection made the collection of papers of Oscar von Forckenbeck (well-known German collector of 19th century), who devoted his life to picking up this collection. After his death his widow bequeathed about 80 000 copies.