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Museums in Wolfenbüttel

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Residenzschloss Wolfenbuettel c) Lessingstadt Wolfenbuettel Christian Bierwagen Museum im Schloss Wolfenbüttel – Palace Museum

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.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Museum im Schloss Wolfenbüttel
Schlossplatz 13
38304 Wolfenbüttel
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5331/92460
Fax:  + 49 (0) 5331/924618
Internet: www.schlosswolfenbuettel.de

Herzog August Library

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.

Lessing House

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”.

Opening hours:

Currently not open to the public.


Herzog August Bibliothek und Lessinghaus
Lessingplatz 1
38304 Wolfenbüttel
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5331/808-214
Fax: + 49 (0) 5331/808302
E-Mail: auskunft@hab.de
Internet: www.hab.de

Memorial in the correctional facility (JVA) Wolfenbüttel

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prisoners and others, particularly in the study of the fate of victims of Nazi -Justiz, notably through the purchase of historical documents for the members to clarify the fate belongs.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.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Advance reservation is required.


Gedenkstätte in der JVA Wolfenbüttel
Ziegenmarkt 10
38300 Wolfenbüttel
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5331/80 72 44
Fax: + 49 (0) 5331/80 73 29
E-Mail: GedenkstaetteJVAWolfenbuettel@jva-wf.niedersachsen.de
Internet: www.wolfenbuettel.de/Tourismus

Archaelogie in der Kanzlei Wolfenbüttel

Archaelogie in der Kanzlei Wolfenbüttel c) Christian Bierwagen Braunschweig State Museum, Dep. Early and Prehistory

Opening hours:

Currently not open to the public.



Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Abt. Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Kanzleistr. 3
38300 Wolfenbüttel
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5331/85 86 990
Fax: + 49 (0) 5331/85 86 99