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Museums day in Hildesheim
Cultural delights compact
Whether the renowned Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum, the Cathedral Museum or the World Heritage experience exhibition- the Hildesheim Museum delight visitors with world-famous exhibits, unique art treasures, multimedia presentations.
The offer includes:
• two overnight stays incl. breakfast buffet in the hotel
• Hildesheim Museum Card incl. visit of the Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum, the City Museum, Cathedral Museum and coffee & cake in the Museum Restaurant Nil.
• one information pack per room
Bookable the whole year 2020.
Hildesheim Marketing GmbH
Rathausstraße 20 (Tempelhaus)
D -31134 Hildesheim
Fon: +49 (0)5121 1798-257
Fax: +49 (0)5121 1798-88
For more than 100 years, one of the largest cultural-historical museums in Lower Saxony, located opposite the Celle Palace, has been presenting its collections about the everyday culture of eastern Lower Saxony, the town’s history as well as the history of the former Kingdom of Hanover. Since October 2013, the completely redesigned permanent exhibitions can be accessed once again. Newly created exhibition areas illustrate the cultural history of the town and its region in a variety of ways.
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
varying opening hours on holidays.
The Braunschweig State Museum Hinter den Aegiden tells the story of Jewish life in the old Brunswick country and informs about the history of the monastery St. Aegidien.
Tuesday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Closed on Monday and Saturday
Prereservation for groups and guided tours is required.
Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Abt. Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5331/85 86 990
Fax: + 49 (0) 5331/85 86 99
with Robert Simon Collection
The world’s first 24-hour art museum, this museum exhibts modern and contemporary art from the Robert Simon Collection.
As the world’s first 24-hour art museum, the Art Museum Celle offers encounters with modern and contemporary art from the Robert Simon Collection and in changing temporary exhibitions during the day and at night.
The Cistercian museum, which is located in the gatehouse and a portion of the former monastery in Riddagshausen, provides information on the history, development, culture and art of the Cistercian order from the height of its importance during the Middle Ages until the present. The architecture of the Cistercians, as a reflection of their ideals, is especially worth seeing.
Tel.: +49 (0) 151/10592564
The Butchers’ Guild Hall, said to be “the most beautiful half-timbered building in the world”, hosted a city museum with a very special appeal. The museum presents the city’s history as cultural history and aims to portray the many diverse forms of historical daily life from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Tues – Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adults: 2.50 Euro
Reduced price: 2 Euro
Children up to 6 years: free entrance
Childresn from 6 to 14 years: 1.50 Euro
Families: 6 Euro
Museum Card: 15€
The Museum Card Hildesheim includes one visit of the Cathedral Museum, the Roemer- and Pelizaeus- Museum und the City Museum.
Beside that cardholdet get von Coffee and Cake for free in the Museum Restaurant NIL and 10 % off on UNESCO-Souvenirs in the Tourist Information.
Available in the Tourist Information and in the three Museums. The Card is valid until December 31 ,2021. The museum card for 2020 remains valid until June 30, 2021.
Stadtmuseum im Knochenhauer-Amtshaus
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5121 / 299 36 – 85
Fax: + 49 (0) 5121 / 299 36 – 84
Dankwarderode Castle is the former Residence of the Duke Henry the Lion. Today it is houses the medieval department of Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum.
Over 16,000 ethnographic exhibits from people from all continents and climate zones, and the famous Cook-Foster-Cellection from the 18th century.
The museum is currently closed and is expected to move to the new university collection in the Forum Wissen (Knowledge Forum) in mid 2021.
Das Museum ist gegenwärtig geschlossen und geht voraussichtlich Mitte 2021 in die neue Universitätssammlung im Forum Wissen über.
Völkerkundliche Sammlung / Ethnological Collection
Tel.: +49 (0) 551/39-7891
Hildesheim Word Heritage experience exhibition
The World heritage experience exhibition informs with a multimedia presentation and touch screens, 3-D models, panoramic views and interaction surfaces intuitively and playfully on the World Heritage in Hildesheim and the Region.
Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 09.30 am to 18 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 15 pm
1 April to 31 October and at the Weekends in Advent opened on Sunday: 10 am to 15 pm; closed on holidays
Rathausstraße 20 (Tempelhaus)
D – 31134 Hildesheim
Fon: +49 (0)5121 1798-0
Fax: + 49 (0)5121 1798-88
In the prebendary house from 1514 extensive exhibits covering the history and art history of the town as well as the geology and mineralogy of the region can be viewed. Outstanding objects: the famed Krodo Altar (early 12th century), the Goslar Evangeliar (13th century), a collection of over 1000 coins bearing the Goslar mint stamp, the miners’ tankard from 1477 and the original Market Fountain eagle from the 14 th century. Further exhibits cover the life of everyday people over the last 10 centuries. A fascinating trip back in time!
April to October: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November to March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tel.: +49 (0) 5321/43394
Take a journey back through the history of the city and the kingdom of Hannover. Numerous exhibits, models and reconstructions presenting over five centuries of Hannover`s cultural history. The museum also houses one of the most comprehensive collections of rural life in Niedersachsen.
Tue 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat and Sun 10 a.n. – 6 p.m.
Holidays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed: Good Friday, May 1, 03.10, 24.12 + 25.12., 31.12 and 01.01
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 168-42352
Fax: +49 (0) 511 168-45003
The summer residence of the Royal House of Hanover was destroyed in the Second World War. Now it has been rebuilt on the original site to the original plans and filled with life for modern times.
Here in Herrenhausen Palace Museum, Hannover’s Historical Museum provides information on the era of Baroque absolutism, on the importance of Hannover around 1700 and beyond. With the Palace Museum the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen have retrieved their architectural benchmark.
Since March 22 a piece of Garden history has returned into the west wing of the Museum.
The exhibition ” Garden Art for kings and citizens” attends to the history of the Garden ensemble Herrenhausen.
April to Oktober: daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November to March: Thurs – Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Herrenhäuser Straße 4
Tel.: + 49 (0) 511 168 – 34000
The Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum (opened 1754) is one of the oldest art museums in the world and was named after Duke Anton Ulrich von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1633–1714).
Visitors can experience 4,000 works of art from 3,000 years on 4,000 square meters of exhibition space, including works by Cranach, Dürer, Giorgione, Rembrandt, Rubens and Vermeer.
The museum is displaying its medieval exhibits in the Knappensaal hall in Dankwarderode Castle.
World famous library with the Augusteer Hall, Treasure Vault, Globe hall, showcases and Painting Book Hall. And the coveted treasure of them all: the Gospel Book of Henry the Lion, a medieval manuscript.
Literary museum honouring the life and work of Lessing who lived and worke in theis late baroque “mini pace” from 1777 until his death. Her wrote many works hear including “Natan the Wise”.
Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Hildesheim Cathedral Museum showcases outstanding exhibits of treasury art belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage.
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
closed at December 24 and December 31.
The Imperial Palace, built between 1040 and 1050 during the reign of Heinrich III, is a unique secular architecture monument. For more than 200 years German and European history was made here. In the St. Ulrich Chapel at the south end a stone sarcophagus with the figure of Heinrich III on the cover houses the gold capsule containing the heart of the emperor, who died in 1056.
In the late 19th century both the Palace and the Chapel were renovated extensively and the interior of the Palace upper hall was decorated with monumental murals by H. Wislicenus. The ground floor has an extensive exhibition of itinerant imperial rule. The Imperial Palace is a “must” for every Goslar visitor.
April – October: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November – March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed during special events
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5321/3119693
The Kestnergesellschaft is Germany´s lagest and most well known arts society. The artists exhibited here since 1916 are a Who´s Who of the 20th and 21st century art history.
Tel.: + 49 (0) 511/ 70120 – 0
Fax: + 49 (0) 511/ 70120 – 20
Founded in 1832, this art society is one of the most renowned in Germany. Four individual or group exhibitions a year present the most significant contemporary art and provide a venue for lively discussion and dialogue. The Kunstverein has been located in the Villa Salve Hospes since 1946 and opens its doors to the interested public, taking on a role as a facilitator in the art world. The Villa, an early classicist city mansion, was built between 1805 and 1808 according to designs by Peter Joseph Krahe as a private residence and is in itself worth a visit.
Tues to Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs 11 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V.
Haus Salve Hospes
Tel.: + 49 (0) 531/49556
Fax: + 49 (0) 531/124737
In the courtyard of the former punishment prison Wolfenbüttel was established in the fall of 1937, a place of execution, were carried out in the death sentences of the German civil and militätischen jurisdiction and more than 700 civilians and soldiers beheaded or hanged on 12 October 1937 to the March 15, 1945. After the liberation in April 1945, the British military authorities, between June 1945 and July 1947 were enforced, 67 death sentences.
The place of execution was obtained and in April 1990 on behalf of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice in a memorial and documentation center for victims of theNazi -Justiz be converted. The work focuses on research into the history of theNazi -Justiz and executed prisoners and others, particularly in the study of the fate of victims of Nazi -Justiz, notably through the purchase of historical documents for the members to clarify the fate belongs. Furthermore, with a wide range of programming guides and seminars groups of visitors – particularly school classes – supervised.
The permanent exhibition of the Memorial documented under the title “Justice in National Socialism – crimes in the name of the German people” the development of the German judiciary in the years 1933 to 1945. It lists the names of perpetrators and victims, presents biographies of the active Mitwirkens to stately crimes as well such fates of men and women as objects of state violence.
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Advance reservation is required.
Gedenkstätte in der JVA Wolfenbüttel
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5331/80 72 44
Fax: + 49 (0) 5331/80 73 29
The Mönchehaus Museum is a renowned museum of modern art. Works of artists of international acclaim, such as Joseph Beuys, Max Ernst, Georg Baselitz and Eduardo Chilida, are on display in the rooms of the citizen farmer’s house from 1528 and the adjoining half- timbered buildings, the stone- vaulted cellars and the sculpture garden.
Changing exhibits of works of different artists can be viewed in the three storeys of the 1528 house. Every year the town of Goslar presents the internationally acclaimed art award, the “Kaiser Ring”, and the accompanying exhibit of works of the recipient opens at the Mönchehaus.
Tues. to Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mönchehaus Museum Goslar
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5321/29570
Fax: + 49 (0) 5321-42199
Collections of art and cultural history of South Lower Saxony, prehistory and protohistory, town history, religious art, university etc.
Tuersdays to Fridays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tel.: +49 (0) 551/400-2843
The Municipal Museum fascinates with extensive collections pertaining to Braunschweig’s cultural and art history.
Tel.: + 49 (0) 531-4704505
Exhibitions on the history of Braunschweig are housed in this artistically and architecturally outstanding example of secular building from the last third of the 13th century.
Behind its listed glass and concrete facade, the three storeys of the Museum August Kestner display 6006 years of applied art in four collections: Ancient and Egyptian cultures, applied art/design, and a valuable coin collection.
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Museum August Kestner
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 168-42730
Fax: +49 (0) 511 168-46530
Varying exhibitions of national and international artists, workshops, lectures and competitions take place regularly. Meeting place for photographers from the region.
Helmstedter Straße 1
Tel.: + 49 (0) 531/75000
The museum right in the middle of the historical centre of Hameln is housed in the wooden-framed “Stiftsherrenhaus” and the “Leisthaus” with their Weser-Renaissance style architecture. Its exhibitions present:
the legend of the Pied Piper
the history of Hameln
Palace Museum (Museum im Schloss) Like a prince’s vision become real, the Guelph dukes’ palace dominates the city. The powerful of the world, from the Great Elector to Tsar Peter the Great, were visitors to this residency in the 17th and the 18th century. Today, visitors to the Museum im Schloss are welcome to admire exquisite treasures of art in historic state-rooms. With every step, the glamour and culture of the Guelphs’ court emerge in greater detail.
Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum im Schloss Wolfenbüttel
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5331/92460
Fax: + 49 (0) 5331/924618
The Goslar Zwinger was built in 1517 and ranks among the powerful defensive buildings of its time with 6,5 metres wall thickness. Today its house amongst others a museum of the late middle ages. Young and old visitors can let oneself be knighted, including a certificate. The viewing platform of the Zwinger offers a view over trees and the roofs of Goslar and the Rammelsberg.
Mid March to October 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Museum im Zwinger zu Goslar
Tel.: +49 (0) 5321/43140
Lower Saxony State Museum The Landesmuseum is by far the biggest museum in Hannover, with about 7,000 square meters of exhibition space. What makes it particulary attractive is the extraordinarily broad spectrum ot its collections: the State Art Gallery (European art from the middle Ages to the early 20th century incl. works of Rembrandt, Rubens, Dürer e.g.); the Departments of Natural History (geology, palaeontology, zoology) with the big attractions the auarium “vivarium” (more than 2000 native and exotic fish, amphibans and reptiles)and the model of dinosaur; Early history (Palaeonlithic Age to high Middles Ages) and Ethnology.
Tue – Sun : 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Closed on Mondays)
Closed on the following days:
Otto-Haesler was one of the biggest master builders of the 20th century with international reputation.
The museum offers an insight to a workman’s house which was built in the 50’s, an accommodation for refugees of 1945, an original wash and bath house of 1931 and a collection of photographies about the life in a workman’s housing estate.
wohnen und leben in Baushausarchitektur
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5141/217487
Fax: + 49 (0) 5141/881274
Event location and museum with Wilhelm Raabe´s study that has been maintained in its original state.
The railway museum in the suburb Vienenburg is located in the oldest surviving station in Germany. Centerpiece of the museum is the large model railway layout, showing the Vienenburg station around 1960. Historical exhibits, photos, plans and drawings complete the offer for the visits.
Railway Museum Vienenburg
D-38690 Goslar / Vienenburg OT
Tel .: +49 (0)5324 1777
Opening times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 3-5 pm
Rammelsberg Museum and Ore Mine open to visitors (Besucherbergwerk) UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Erzbergwerk Rammelsberg (Rammelsberg Ore Mine), closed in 1988 after well over a thousand years of mining operations, is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, selected due to the high-quality substance of the monument both above and below ground, in combination with the surrounding landscape cultivated by man and the city of Goslar, whose old part is characterised by its mining heritage. Large sections above and below ground are open to visitors, who can choose between different guided tours through the fascinating world under ground and various offers right among the above-ground buildings of this imposing industrial monument.
Celle is one of the most important residence cities in the state of Lower Saxony. For almost three centuries it was the permanent residence of the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg and therefore the seat of government in the most significant Guelphs principality.
The palace, surrounded by idyllic half-timbered houses, still bears traces of its time as a medieval seat of power, as a baroque residence until 1705, and as a summer residence for the kings of Hanover in the 19th century.
Come to the Residence Museum and experience history through our modern displays about the castle and those who lived here, and get to know the oldest surviving European royal family, the Guelphs.
The Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum is home to one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian art in Europe. Other permanent displays take visitors on an exciting trip into the past to explore how the Earth came to be and the development of the human race. Richly decorated ceramic vessels, precious jewellery and colourful fabrics illustrate the widely diverse pre-Spanish cultures of ancient Peru
Das Schulmuseum der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim wurde im Jahr 2003 als regionales Spezialmuseum gegründet. Dort kann unter anderem im historischen Klassenzimmer aus der Kaiserzeit um 1900 die damalige Schulzeit noch einmal hautnah miterlebt werden.
In der Sonderausstellung „Irrtümer und Fälschungen der Archäologie“ dreht sich alles um spektakuläre Betrugsfälle und Fehlurteile aus ganz Europa, Ägypten und dem Nahen Osten.
Opened in 1979, the Sprengel Museum Hannover is one of the most important museums of 21st century art, boasting a comprehensive collection and a wide range of temporary exhibitions.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed – Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tel.: + 49 (0) 511 168/43875
Fax: + 49 (0) 511 168/45093
Städtisches Museum Braunschweig – es ist eines der bedeutendsten kommunalen Museen mit umfangreichen Sammlungen zur Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte der Stadt.
This museum, the main portion of which is located in the heart of the pedestrian zone of Braunschweig, houses a permanent collection documenting the history of the Braunschweig area ranging from its early history to the present. Additionally, the museum plays host to a wide range of temporary exhibitions.
The Natural History Museum in Braunschweig has a large number of attractions for visitors. One special attraction is the aquarium, showing a variety of fish and reptiles in aquariums and terrariums that are cared for by professionals.
The indigenous fauna, including species now extinct in Germany, is on show in 29 dioramas that are of national renown. They give you the impression of being out in the countryside.
Tel.: + 49 (0) 531/288920
The Ducal Palace, an imposing 19th century building, was badly damaged in World War II and was then completely demolished in 1960. Between 2005 and 2007 the building was reconstructed using many of its original elements. The palace accomodates the »Schlossmuseum« displaying the eventful history of this Guelph Residential Palace.
Tel.: + 49 (0) 531/4704876
In the beautiful historical building of „Lohmühle“ (early 16th century) – set in romantic Klapperhagen – you will find the Goslar-Museum of tin-figures. The museum was founded by a group of sponsors in 1985. Experts and connoisseurs of the scene call it the most beautiful museum of its kind in Germany.
Main subject of interest is the representation of the 1000 years of history of mining as well as the historical events of the region in general. The tin-figures are use as means of demonstration of these events and situations. Through presentation of historical information in the form of diorama (it´s a scene), that depict fragments of characteristic situations, the visitor gets the chance to approach the cultural-historical facts and situations on a “personal” level. On two floors the presentation shows about 100 diorama and more than 10.000 hand painted tin-figures.
Besides the possibility of looking at the tin-figures our museum offers the opportunity to get inside information about the practical part of making the figures at our workshop. Offering the opportunity to make as well as paint a figure by yourself is part of the main concept of the museum. Also for the collector of tin-figures there is a wide range of tin-figures for sale which are partly produced in our own workshop.
November to March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
April to October: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kontakt & Informationen
Zinnfigurenmuseum in der Lohmühle
Klapperhagen 1, 38640 Goslar
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5321/25889
Fax: + 49 (0) 5321/339788
Renowned masters and one of the most significant collections of art from the early modern period – the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is one of the oldest museums in Europe.
The Wilhelm-Busch-Museum / National Museum for Caricature and Sairical Art, boasts a unique Wilhelm Busch collection and a major international collection for satirical art covering five centuries.
Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tel: + 49 (0) 5 11/16 99 99-11/16
Fax: + 49 (0) 5 11/16 99 99-99
Braunschweig’s museums offer an unbelievable variety of different sightseeing possibilities – whether photography, natural history museum, city history, classical art or a collection of historical vehicles.