Museum of History


The museum boasts a large number of valuable exhibits. The extensive collections bear witness to the culture and history of this World Heritage City from pre-history right through to the 21st century. Besides the art gallery, the museum also hosts an exhibition entitled “100 Masterpieces. From Lucas Cranach and Pieter Breughel to Otto Modersohn” as well as an exhibition called “19th Century Bourgeois Culture in Bamberg” and the new permanent exhibition “In the Flow of History. The River Regnitz as Bamberg’s Lifeline”, which focuses on the history of the city and the surrounding region.

The “Farewell of the Apostles” which is attributed to Wolfgang Katzheimer the Elder, portrays one of the earliest townscapes in Germany. The so-called tin gods of Bamberg (or Gaustadt), mysterious sculptures discovered on the bed of the River Regnitz, are likewise on display. This visit is an absolute must for anyone wanting to gain a deeper insight into what makes the World Heritage City of Bamberg so special.
The latest addition to the permanent collections of the Museum of History is the exhibtion "Jewish Life in Bamberg" which explores the many traces of its Jewish inhabitants, their culture and life through the centuries.

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adults 7,- Euro, reduced 6 Euro, pupils 1,- Euro, students 3,-€, families 14,-€, children under 6 years free. Different prices for the Christmas exhibition.

Opening hours

23. March till 04. November
Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 10:00AM till 05:00PM

From November-March opened just for special exhibitions

Historisches Museum
In der Alten Hofhaltung, Domplatz 7
96049 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951/5190746
Fax +49 951/871464