With its historical cultural museum, Merseburg Palace, directly above the River Saale and next to the cathedral, is steeped in history and high-ranking art. Inside its unmissable historical rooms we tell you about the history of the important Ottonian Merseburg Royal Palace, the Bishop’s Palace, and the Baroque Saxon Ducal Residence. There’s also some interesting information about the sumptuous architectural features of the Renaissance building, which date back to the beginning of the 17th century and still define Merseburg Palace’s appearance today.
By way of selected core themes, the museum tour also looks at the history of Merseburg and the surrounding area, from pre-and early history right through to the present day. There are exhibits from significant archaeological excavations, artistic Medieval sacred sculptures, or Baroque church interiors. We also give you some insights into the changing history of the City of Merseburg.
While variety, splendour and elegance, define the exhibits in the special „19th and 20th Century Glass Bead Making“ exhibition, another special exhibition entitled „Fire Lighters and Ignition Units“ tells you all about the wealth of historical techniques used to create fire and shows you the large variety of shapes and forms of the devices employed.
We also have an exhibition dedicated to the work of Hans Rothe, an artist and ceramicist who lived in Burgliebenau.
Alongside a diverse array of cultural offerings, temporary art, culture and historical exhibitions complement our programme of events.
Impressive historical vaults and palatial rooms, unique exhibits, informative narratives, game and multimedia features, all combine to make your museum visit an unforgettable experience.
Opening Times (subject to change):
Daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (March to October)
Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (November to February)
Kulturhistorisches Museum Schloss Merseburg
Telefon: +49 3461 40-1318
Saxony-Anhalt sponsored the audio guide production.
Station 1 © Landkreis Saalekreis; 2 © DUB – Büro für Denkmalpflege und Bauforschung Maurizio Paul, Halle (Saale); 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 35 © Reinhard Hentze, Halle (Saale); 401, 402, 10, 16, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 © Kulturhistorisches Museum Schloss Merseburg; 24 © Jochen Ehmke, Halle (Saale); 29 © Landesarchiv Sachsen-Anhalt, I 525, FS Nr. G 14380
from „Musikalische Lustgärten“ Cologne Violin Consort, 2004, with Lutz Heiwolt, Eva Heydasch, Marieluise Becker and Heiner Spicker
Recording of the Merseburg Raven Legend in Merseburg Dialect:
Angela Biemann, Merseburg
Träger des Kulturhistorischen Museums Schloss Merseburg ist der Landkreis Saalekreis.