Wilhelm Busch – well-known yet unknown

Wilhelm Busch is associated first and foremost with the tales of Max and Moritz, which are enormously popular particularly in Germany. Although Wilhelm Busch is famous for his illustrated stories, very few people know of the many other legacies he left behind as a poet and an illustrator. The Lower Rhine Museum of Cultural Heritage and History in Kevelaer near Duisburg is currently shedding light on his other achievements in an exhibition entitled 'Wilhelm Busch – populär und unbekannt' (well-known yet unknown). The 120 or so exhibits include famous works such as 'Max and Moritz' and 'Pious Helene' as well as many, less familiar works by the German author.