The Rebmann House in Gerlingen/Germany -
the house where Johannes Rebmann was born

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400 years old timber-framed house

House where Johannes Rebmann was born

2003 - 2004:
Refurbishment on the initiative of the citizens' action group

January, 9, 2004:
Opening ceremony  "Missionarsstube"  (Missionarie's  room)

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This is it: The house where Johannes Rebmann was born, in Kirchstrasse (Churchstreet) 18 in Gerlingen, Germany.

It was renovated because of the initiative of a citizens' action group. Today it has the  "Missionarsstube" (Missionarie's room), which is a memorial room for Gerlingen's missionaries and a place for getting together. 

Rebmann House had an attraction for the people already before it's opening ceremony. There was a Vernissage, an art opening, in September 2003.

The house is not only a memorial place for Rebmann and the other missionaries but also a sign for the cosmopolitanism outlook of Gerlingen's inhabitants. Over more than hundred years quite a few farmer's sons who were talented, strong believers and of strong character, left home village life and went to unknown Africa, India or China. After the Second World War women and men from Gerlingen went as missionaries or development aid workers to other countries, above all in Asia, Australia and South America.

At the opening ceremony for the renovated Rebmann House an international visitor was present. The SWR (Südwest Fernsehen = Southwest Television) video clip "Der Einzug des Königs" ("Arrival of the king") shows the visit of king Nene Sakite II from Kroboland. Download video clip format WMV (2,43 MB) or (4,79 MB)

The former "front room" on the ground floor is nowadays a living museum. On charts and in a 25 min. video (in german language) you get information about the worldwide work of Gerlingen's missionaries. 

You can use the Missionarsstube (Missionarie's room) also for seminars or small private parties. Interested? Then please contact the office of the parish - Gemeindebüro der Evangelischen Petruskirchengemeinde Gerlingen, phone +49(0)7156 9201-0. There you will get also the information, which costs will arise in your case.

Details you can find in the  User Instructions for Missionarsstube and in the Instructions for registry office weddings in Missionarsstube (german language).  The photo impressions (pdf, 252 KB) may give you an idea about the ambience in the missionarie's room.
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