Miniatur Stadtmodell Marktplatz Wittenberg
©Alexander Baumbach

The "Crown Jewels"

On the first floor of the Museum im Zeughaus you will find the so-called "crown jewels" of the city, which exemplify the history of Wittenberg. Included, for example, is a "giant rib" from the relic collection of Frederick the Wise. You can also take a closer look at the Lord Mayor's chain of office. The centerpiece of the crown jewels and the real highlight of the exhibition is the miniature view, built with great attention to detail, showing the city in 1873. Try to find the subtle differences to today's Wittenberg on the 20 square meter model.

Ausstellung im Wandel der Zeit
©WittenbergKultur e.V.

Wittenberg through the centuries

On the second floor of the Museum of City History you will find the permanent exhibition "Wittenberg through the Centuries". Experience the history of the city up close with over 400 original exhibits. Travel back to the time before there was a real town in the area and experience the changes through the Middle Ages and early modern times to the here and now. A little tip: In addition to the exhibits in the Museum of City History, you can also find exciting information about the very early history of the region around the Ascanians in the Historical City Information Center in the City Hall.

Ausstellung der Primaten
©WittenbergKultur e.V.

Julius Riemer Collection

On the second floor, you can admire numerous exhibits by the well-known collector Julius Riemer in the permanent exhibition Riemer's World. Discover exhibits from all over the world, with a focus on Africa and Oceania, in the only permanent ethnological exhibition in Saxony-Anhalt. The natural history section is also well worth seeing, with not only primates and reptiles on display, but also the skeleton of a great auk.

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Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing


Partial exhibition Crown Jewels & Monastery Church

Adults: 4,00 €
Children / teenagers (11-18 years): 2,00 €
Children under 11 years: free admission
Groups from 10 persons: 3,00 €
School groups from 10 persons: 1,50 €

Entire museum in the armory & monastery church

Adults: 7,00 €
Children / teenagers (11-18 years): 3,50 €
Children under 11 years: free admission
Groups from 10 persons: 5,00 €
School groups from 10 persons: 3,00 €
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children under 18): 14,00 €



The Museum of City History in the Zeughaus is accessible for wheelchair users.


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