The Museum Europäischer Kulturen is dedicated to collecting, researching, preserving, presenting, and raising awareness of artefacts of European everyday culture and human lived realities from the 18th century until today. Its themes are as diverse as the European cultures: They comprise traditional fashion, the cult of Napoleon as well as Halloween and Sardinian music. The museum’s work is characterised by the term ‘cultural contact’. The Museum continually seeks to forge connections between the historical collection and current issues. An important aspect of this work is the connection between the historical collection and current issues as ell as close cooperation with respective interest groups and the exchange with the visitors.