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Franconia and the German Danube Sights

Levi-Strauss Museum

Updated 11/13/2013

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Eighteen kilometers (11 mi) south of Bamberg in the village of Buttenheim is a little blue-and-white half-timber house where Löb Strauss was born—in great poverty—in 1829. Take the audio tour of the Levi-Strauss Museum and learn how Löb emigrated to the United States, changed his name to Levi, and became the first name in denim. The stonewashed color of the house's beams, by the way, is the original 17th-century color.

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Marktstr. 33, Buttenheim, 96155, Germany

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  • €2.60
  • Tues. and Thurs. 2–6, weekends 11–5 and by appointment

Updated 11/13/2013


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