Museum Humpis Quarter is located in the historical centre of Ravensburg. It is one of the best-preserved medieval residential areas. In the 15th century, the group of buildings got the shape and layout we see today by the Humpis family of international traders.
You can visit the rooms of mayor Hans Humpis and his family on the first floor. During archeological digs a foundation of a half-timbered house from the 12th century was found. A tanner once lived here, you can take a look at his world in the basement. The life of a men in the mixed-confessional Ravensburg in the 18th century is represented by the tanner Johannes Wucherer. During the industrialisation period, the innkeeper Gottfried Rösch lived in the Humpis Quarter. The elite of the town met in the tavern and it became the club house for several clubs of the town.
In the smaller buildings you will find the "Wundersame Kammern" (engl. Miraculous Chambers). Chambers, which tell the story of the Schwabenkinder. Schwabenkinder were children from Grisons, Vorarlberg and Tyrol who came the long and hard way to Ravensburg to offer themselves on the child servants' market. In the history laboratory you can take a multimedial look at the modern history of Ravensburg from 1870 until now.
How to get there
The museum is 15 minutes walking distance from central train station station Ravensburg.
By car, take the route in the direction of the centre. You can either use the car park P5 Gänsbühlzentrum, P1 Marienplatz or P4 Rauenegg. It will take you 5 minutes on foot to walk to the Humpis Quarter.