Dialects are an integral part of everyday language and part of the culture on the Lower Rhine.

The dialect archive was founded due to the sustained growth in dialect literary publications. The archive now has a valuable collection of dialect books as well as audiovisual holdings. The focus of the documentation is on the one hand on the Rhineland region, on the other hand there are works from all over Germany.


Ludwig Soumagne International Dialect Archive

Info & Notes :

Exhibition Objects : Dialect books and dialect media from all over the German-speaking area, regional-language radio plays from broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Exhibitions / Events : Events such as dialect theater, concerts or readings are organized. Dialect examples from the Rhine district of Neuss are regularly presented via the IMA dialect telephone.

Guides :

Specials : Dialect telephone (dialect can be heard on the website)

Museums in the Lower Rhine region:

Ludwig Soumagne International Dialect Archive

Address : Schloßstraße 1, 41541 Dormagen
Opening times : See homepage
Admission : Paying
Internet : https://www.rhein-kreis-neuss.de/

This map shows some museums in the region of the Lower Rhine, which offers different exhibitio objects.


Cultural Institutions

You will find numerous cultural institutions in the region of the Lower Rhine. Among others are museums, theatres, and more

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