The 19th Century, © Museum Hameln

The 19th Century

A time of major change. This epoch is noted for its speed and efficiency.  What seems unchangeable, suddenly causes questions in peoples’ minds.  

Citizens want to have a part in politics. Workers, farmers, women, all fight for equal rights. But of course the German Empire founded in 1871 is a feudal system. Democracy only comes to Germany in 1918.

Cities grow; artisan and craftsmen’s shops turn become factories; migration increases. The connections between Europe, Asia and America become closer – all important roots for globalisation.