On 2 December, 1975, Nuremberg hit the Federal German headlines, when its first municipal Cultural Corner Shop was opened. Futurologist Robert Jungk who had especially travelled here from Sweden, praised the "Kulturladen Süd" in Rothenburger Straße ("KuRo") as a "social experiment of immense importance". This cultural centre was to provide a platform for the creativity of people of various ages, nationalities, and social strata. It was intended as a space for social meetings and discussions, mainly for children, young people, senior citizens, women and foreigners resident in Nuremberg.
The foundation of the Department for Cultural Leisure" (KuF) through a city council decision on 14 September, 1977, marked the go-ahead for the creation of further Cultural Corner Shops. Today, there are eleven such Cultural Corner Shops financed by the city, and the city's events calendar could not be imagined without them.