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Museum Kuwena: photos, description (Couven-Museum)

Near Aachen town hall, near Kremerstrasse, there is a Museum of Covina. The building, which houses the Museum, was built in the second half of the 18th century by the famous local architect Jacob Kuwena as the mansion for the resident of the same city - a wealthy Apothecary Andreas Monheim.

Now this building is a Museum dedicated to the history of bourgeois culture of 18-19 centuries. If you walk through the 20 halls of the Museum, you can feel like a real German burgher, to plunge into life of that era, have fun looking at furniture, dishes, kitchen utensils and interiors of the time. For example, one of the main features of the German burghers - the desire to save even the little things - reflected in the interior: in one of the halls section of the wall behind the dresser is not painted (it is not visible to guests) and it is possible not to spend money on art painting. In one of the ceremonial halls over the door glass and seems to see the painting on the ceiling of the next room (at least the front), and in fact is a mirror, reflecting a painting of the first room and over the door is a blank wall.

In addition, moving from room to room, the visitor occurs an idea of the history of the development of furniture, interiors, glassware, jewelry. Because the decoration of the halls are decorated in the classical style, characterized by strict lines, symmetry, the correct sequence of columns, pilasters, Windows, and style Balmier. This style has brought to life some bourgeois sentimentality and intimacy, the desire to find something idyllic in the home. A very interesting collection of furniture, Meissen porcelain and silver pieces made in the Rococo style.

Museum Covina gives a vivid picture of the life of the German burghers of 18-19 centuries.