Legal Notice


This online application can be used without registration. However, the storage of the individual status, which shows which stories have already been read, and of individually selected content in the "Clicks" area requires registration, during which an e-mail address and a password must be entered. Passwords are transmitted and stored in encrypted form and cannot be read by us. Users can at any time delete their account with all data (e-mail address, user name, password, individual status and individual content) and ask us which personal data of them is stored. The only purpose of storing the data is to make the functions of this online application available to you and to improve it. We do not process your data for any other purposes and do not disclose it to third parties. An evaluation of the use of the online application is carried out with anonymized data.

The data is stored exclusively on servers of Linode LLC, based in Frankfurt a.M., Germany.

Copyright notice

All contents on this web-based application (text, illustrations, photographs, layout) are protected by copyright. While every effort is made to update the information on this web app, such information is given without guarantee. Liability claims are thus excluded.

The Museum Rietberg owns the image rights to most of the photographs used on this web app. We endeavour not to infringe such rights, and request notification of any claim to them. Please contact the Museum Rietberg if you believe additions or corrections to image rights are required.

Matomo and Cookies

This website uses the open-source web analysis software Matomo. Matomo makes use of cookies, which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of the website (including the encrypted IP address) produced by cookies is transferred solely to the servers of Museum Rietberg in Switzerland (Zurich) and is stored there. We do not transfer this information to third parties. After the security analysis, the IP addresses are evaluated anonymously of the use of the website and compiled for Museum Rietberg about website activities. 

The following information is collected:

  • IP address 
  • Time spent on the website or subsite 
  • Subsite on which the website is left 
  • Country, region or town from which access is made  
  • End device (type, version, color depth, resolution, width and height of browser window)
  • Returning or new website visitor


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