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Museum of History

Historisches Museum Bamberg

Right next to the famous Bamberg Cathedral ...

... the Historical Museum in the Old Court shows the valuable collections of the world heritage city. Art-historically significant paintings invite you to the section “100 Masterpieces │ From Lucas Cranach to Pieter Breughel to Otto Modersohn”. The exhibition “Jewish in Bamberg” brings an important facet of our culture into focus. “Time and Space” presents astonishingly precise Observation and measurement instruments, models of the prevailing world views as well as sundials and mechanical clocks from the period from the 16th to the 18th century. (However, these departments are unfortunately not accessible in the winter months for technical reasons.) Until the beginning of April 2024, the UNESCO award-winning exhibition “In the flow of history │ Bamberg's lifeline Regnitz” shows an example of the urban historical development and importance of a city on the river. From October 2024, in the anniversary year of Emperor Henry II, the exhibition “1000 Years Ago: People (Life) at the Court of Kunigunde and Henry II.” will be on display in its place.


  • A historic building full of stories
  • The oldest city view of Bamberg in the painting “The Apostle’s Farewell”
  • The enigmatic Bamberg idols from the early Middle Ages
  • A changing selection of masterpieces by European artists

A variety of temporary exhibitions round off the offering: In the winter months, in addition to the Christmas exhibition, only the exhibition “In the River of History - Bamberg's lifeline Regnitz” can be seen. 

Portrait einer Frau von Hans Schlereth, um 1955/60Führung durch das Historische Museum


adults 8,- Euro, students 7,- Euro
free admission for children up to 18 years

Eintritt mit BAMBERGcard kostenlos


Opening hours

February till January
Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 10:00AM till 5:00PM

April till November
Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 10:00AM till 5:00PM