Life of the middle class in the time between 1900 and 1913


Welcome to ‘Buergerleben’! (in English: the life of the citizens)

This website discusses the life of the middle class at the beginning of the 20th century. How did the people inhabit their spaces, enjoy their holidays, cook – in short, how did they live?

You will find blog articles and information on various topics, as well as tips (on museums, exhibitions, etc), original documents, recipes, a monthly review about what happened 110 years ago, a sequel novel from the period and much more. Down below you find all articles available in English – it is mainly the category “Where does my family come – former states and territories” for all people who are interested in the roots of their family.

I hope you have fun reading and browsing!