Collector Hans-Peter Hock (65).
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In the Archaeological State Museum in Chemnitz, (table) football is the focus until the beginning of January. The exhibition is free of charge.

Chemnitz – Just in time for the start of the controversial soccer World Cup in Qatar, the National Archaeological Museum presents smac in Chemnitz an exhibition on table football.

Collector Hans-Peter Hock (65). © Ralph Kunz

Around 50 exhibits with 40 games by the collector Hans-Peter Hock (65) will be on display. The former employee of the State Office for Archeology originally comes from the Mosel, but has lived in Dresden since 1995.

On Sunday, when there are no World Cup games (December 11), he will be giving a tour of the foyer exhibition from 3:30 p.m. Participation is free of charge.

The show focuses on games in which the ball is flicked across the field with a finger or set in motion with a blowpipe.

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The first such table football games came onto the market in England in 1884. After the First World War, they became more affordable and, according to the museum, finally prevailed as a family game for the home.

Admission to the exhibition, which is open until January 8, 2023, is also free.

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