Heinrich-Hoffmann-Museum / Struwwelpeter-Museum


Over the years, Shock-headed Peter, Little Suck-a-Thumb or Johnny Head-in-the-Air have become household names to children and adults all around the world. One wonders whether the Frankfurt physician Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (1809 – 1894) had any idea that, when writing the picture-book “The Struwwelpeter”, he was creating one of the true classics of children’s literature. Set in a beautiful old villa in Frankfurt’s posh West End district, the Struwwelpeter Museum presents a wide variety of portraits, drawings, sketches, books and documents that depict Heinrich Hoffmann as a loving father, dedicated physician and talented poet. Rare editions of “Shock-headed Peter”, numerous translations, parodies, knick-knacks and works of art help to explain the continued popularity and success of this world-famous picture-book – for adults as well as children

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