Akademischer Oberrat (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Bayreuth
After his PhD, he taught at secondary schools in Bayreuth and Wuhan (China) before joining the founding team of the Institute for Franconian History, where he now leads the public history cluster. He has curated a number of exhibitions, including ‘Derweil das Land verheeret’ relating experiences of the Thirty Years War and the Syrian Civil War and co-created with students and refugees. His wide ranging publication on German and regional history include work on cross border relations at the Franconian borders. Dr. Mühlnikel currently leads a network involving researchers, museums and other stakeholder to develop the Industrial Heritage Region in northern Bavaria.