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Klingendes Museum Riedenburg

93339 Riedenburg, Germany (Bayern)

Address Mühlstrasse 3
Floor area 220 m² / 2 368 ft²   Area for radios (if not the same) 190 m² / 2 045 ft²
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • Typewriter, calculating and coding
  • Wire- & tape recording
  • Gramophone (no electrical sound transmission)

Opening times
Monday, Tuesday: 9am - 12pm + 2pm - 6 pm; Wednesday: 9am - 12pm;
Thursday, Friday: 9am - 12pm + 2pm - 6pm; Saturday: 9am - 12pm;
Sunday: by arrangement
Montag, Dienstag: 9 - 12 Uhr + 14 - 18.00 Uhr; Mittwoch: 9 - 12 Uhr;
Donnerstag, Freitag: 9 - 12 Uhr + 14 - 18 Uhr: Samstag: 9 Uhr - 12 Uhr;
Sonntag: nach telefonischer Vereinbarung

Status from 11/2016
Adults € 3,50; Children € 2,50.
Erwachsene 3,50 €; Kinder 2,5 0€; Gruppen über zwanzig Personen 20% Ermässigung.

Tel.:+49-94 42-90 50 80  Tel.2:+49-94 42–13 85  


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Location / Directions
N48.961690° E11.683670°N48°57.70140' E11°41.02020'N48°57'42.0840" E11°41'1.2120"

Riedenburg is a town in the district of Kelheim, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Altmühl, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Kelheim and 29 km (18 mi) northeast of Ingolstadt.


The „Klingende Museum“ right in the Old Town of Riedenburg exhibits 150 years of music playback devices, from the Swiss-Musical-Boxes to digital technology in a historic 16th century middle-class house on two floors with 250m² exhibition space.

Starting with Swiss Musical Boxes on to the Leipzig Polyphone-, Syphonium and plate devices, on to Thomas Edison’s invention of the cylinder phonograph in 1877, Emil Berliner’s invention of the gramophone in 1887 and Carl Pathé’s vertical groove; all these wonderful floor-mounted appliances and tabletop units which have to be rotated or winded up as they don’t automatically play.

Along with the invention of radio, we show you interesting detectors and radios up to the wire-based sound recordings. After AEG developed the tape in the 1930s, we present the way up to the first tube appliance from the world’s greatest tape factory (Grundig). The first tape devices with transistor technology and the miniature / spy tape recorders. The 1950s saw the introduction of the Tefifon with ist endless sonic tape and the Dimafon for magnetic tape recordings. We also present their history of development with the most significant devices for each type.

As a matter of course, we also honor the invention of the “transistor“ by presenting the first transistor radio and the first IC-radio. When Philips released the Compact Cassette in 1963, a new era of comfortable recording began. We cover all these devices, from the first cassette recorder, Walkman, radio recorder, Dictaphone up to HiFi cassette systems. We also present the development of video recording, first with tape systems, then with VCR Cassette technology, Betamax, Video 2000 and VHS up to digital video, showing the first devices of each system.

1978 marked the beginning of a new era in recording and playback technology with the introduction of PCM digital technology and in 1983, the first CD players were released. Next to the PCM recorder, the first CD players from Europe and Asia are part of this exhibition and so is the first Discman and many more.

In 1987, they celebrated 100 years of record history and in 1999, the „Deutsche Grammophon“ celebrated ist 100th anniversary. We dedicated a special exhibition to this occasion, covering the development of the record from the Schellack to the HiFi stereo record. As the gramophone records are sampled with “steal pins”, we dedicated a special exhibition to these small plate tins with more than 1000 different (!) gramophone-needles.

Music recording and playback have always been subject to improvement; thus inventions like the DCC cassette deck, mini discs, DVD audio and video can also be listened to and watched. The year 2000 and the invention of mp3 devices downloading music from the internet, marks the end of this wide range of more than 500 exhibited devices.

We invite you to enjoy these well-sounding, mechanically self-playing and electronically rotating devices, showing 150 years of music playback and certainly evoking many memories with you.

„Klingendes Museum“ in the heart of the Old Town of Riedenburg

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Das Museum sucht eine neue Bleibe
Heribert Jung

Max Krieger aus Riedenburg im schönen Altmühltal betreibt neben seinem HiFi Studio auch das Klingende Museum Riedenburg. Das Museum befindet sich in einem ehemaligen Kaufhaus und der Vermieter möchte das Gebäude nun anderweitig nutzen. Für das Museum ist das eine Katastrophe, da 550 Exponate ein neues Zuhause suchen. Es wäre natürlich schön, wenn die einzigartige Sammlung beisammen bleiben und weiter gezeigt werden könnte. Andernfalls muß Herr Krieger die Exponate irgendwo einlagern oder verkaufen.

Hat jemand eine Idee oder gar eine Lösung? Das wäre super!


Hier sind nochmals die Kontaktdaten:

Audio Creativ   
Max Krieger
Marktplatz 9   
D-93339 Riedenburg
Tel. +49 (0) 94 42 - 90 50 80
Klingendes Museum Riedenburg
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