Welcome to the Home Page of the German Society for Clay-Pipe Research
The German Society for Clay-Pipe Research is is a free association of archeologists, folklore specialists, historians, art historians, researchers keen of cultural and local heritage, pipe collectors and everyone who takes an interest in the clay pipe and the story of smoking as an object of cultural study.
His members meet, in order to exchange informations, once a year in various places of Germany and the neighbouring countries, and guests are welcomed.
The German Society exists since 1989 and at present counts 300 persons and institutions. As a free organisation, the German Society deliberately gives up any fixed subscription. Every activity is carried on a purely private base, without institutional backup and financial security.