Ludwig Erhard Zentrum (LEZ)

Centre for exhibitions, documentation, research and education

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Ludwig Erhard Zentrum (LEZ)

Centre for exhibitions, documentation, research and education

The LEZ, integrating Ludwig Erhard’s original childhood home with an adjacent newly constructed building, aspires to be a unique hub for exhibitions, research and documentation as well as education on Ludwig Erhard and his ideas on social market economy.

The 18 million Euro project was realized by the Federal state, the state of Bavaria, the city of Fürth and the private foundation Ludwig-Erhard-Haus.

The permanent exhibition introduces Ludwig Erhard, invites to discover recent history and to understand the concept of a social market economy in about 1,200 square meters exhibition space. The tiny rooms of Ludwig Erhards former apartment mark the beginning of the exhibition. Its final elements are presented in an interactively designed “future salon” in the centre’s new building. The LEZ also offers a big space for temporary exhibitions, a “education super market” where children at the pre- and elementary school level are introduced to economics and a research institute that holds its own professorship, the Ludwig Erhard chair for social market economy.

The LEZ’s mission is to educate young citizens to understand the economic structures of society. Thereby developing skills enabling them to shape those structures independently and responsibly in their own way.

Ludwig Erhard Zentrum
Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 6, 90762 Fürth

www.ludwig-erhard-zentrum.de

Press material

Press photos

  • Ludwig Erhard mit seinem Buch „Wohlstand für Alle“, 28. Januar 1957
    © Doris Adrian/Bundesregierung
  • Der Neubau des LEZ hinter dem Fürther Rathaus und gegenüber dem Geburtshaus Ludwig Erhards
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • Der Neubau des LEZ, im Hintergrund der Fürther Rathausturm
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • Der Altbau des LEZ, das Geburtshaus Ludwig Erhards (Mitte)
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • Innenhof des Geburtshauses, künftiger Außenbereich des Museumscafés
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • Schlusspunkt der Dauerausstellung im Neubau: Der interaktive digitale „Zukunftsraum“
    © TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE
  • LEZ Neubau
    Zukunftsraum
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • LEZ Neubau
    Blick aus dem Bonner Kanzlerbungalow
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • LEZ Neubau
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • LEZ Altbau
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
  • LEZ Museumscafé Luise
    © Stiftung Ludwig-Erhard-Haus