The Linden-Museum Stuttgart is one of the foremost ethnological museums in Europe. Its exhibitions of the Linden-Museum invite to encounter the far-off peoples of this earth –a world trip under one roof. Permanent exhibitions on Africa, the Islamic Orient, South and East Asia and Oceania highlight the beauty and fascination of human cultures around the globe. The museum also houses collections on the Americas and Oceania.
The Württemberg Association for Trade Geography established the museum, which was opened in 1911, as a space for its collections of evidence of art and everyday culture beyond European culture. The Linden-Museum is named after the chairman of the association at that time, Karl Graf von Linden (1838 – 1910). Today the Linden-Museum is one of the largest museums of ethnology in Europe. The broad collections with precious pieces of international importance comprise around 160 000 items from all large cultural regions on the planet. The visitor can obtain a deep insight into art and cultural history right up to the present day, as well as learn about everyday culture.