Museums

Museums

With over 20 museums, art collections, galleries and exhibition venues, Heidelberg has a wide range of cultural experiences to choose from.

Museum of Ancient Art (Antikenmuseum und Abgusssammlung): more

Address
Neues Kollegiengebäude, Marstallhof 4
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 54 25 12
Web www.klassische-archaeologie.uni-hd.de

Opening hours
only during University term (April 15 – July 15 and October 15 – February 15): Wednesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (cast galerie); 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ancient art); Sunday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (both collections)

Prices    Admission free


Carl Bosch Museum:

In addition to the big mansion in Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, covering a surface of over 1800 m², a second building was erected not far away in Schloß-Wolfsbrunnenweg 46. It served as a lodging for Bosch´s drivers and as a garage for Bosch´s cars, including the vintage brands Maybach and Horch.

In this “Garagenhaus” the Carl Bosch Museum in Heidelberg was inaugurated in May 1998. This technical museum shows the most interesting and exciting highlights of the life of Heidelberg´s Nobel prize-winner Carl Bosch (1874-1940) on a surface of more than 300 m² and two outdoor areas.

The topics range from the development of chemical engineering to IG Farben´s role during the Third Reich. The development of high-pressure technology from its beginnings in the laboratory to the creation of gigantic industrial complexes is as well reconstructed as their political and economical effects are documented. The exhibition consists of eight different sections.

Address
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 46
D-69118 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 603616
Web www.carl-bosch-museum.de/

Opening hours
Daily except for Thursdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed from December 22nd to Janurary 1st)

Prices    Regular 3,50 €, reduced 2,00 €


German Pharmacy Museum (Deutsches Apothekenmuseum):

The German Pharmacy Museum’s collection of over 20.000 objects representing the rich history of medical sciences, especially the history of pharmacy. Housed in one of Germany’s architectural landmarks, the Heidelberg Castle, our collection is worldwide the largest and finest in existence, spanning two thousand years of pharmacy history.

Address

At the Heidelberg Castle

Phone 06221 – 25880
Web www.deutsches-apotheken-museum.de

Opening Hours
April – October: Daily from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM, last admittance at 5:40 PM
November – March: Daily from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, last admittance at 5:10 PM

Prices
Combiticket (Funicular Railway, Castle courtyard, the giant wine vat and admission to the Pharmacy Museum): Adults € 5.00, reduced € 3.00
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD free


German Packaging Museum (Deutsches Verpackungsmuseum):

Located in a former church, this one-of-a-kind museum in all of Europe showcases key developments in packaging technology, continually changing exhibits, symposiums and presentations devoted to packaging design.

Address
Hauptstrasse 22
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 21361

Opening hours
Wednesday – Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Web www.verpackungsmuseum.de

Prices
Regular 3,50 €, reduced 2,50 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 3.00


Documentation and Cultural Center of the German Sinti and Roma:  D Documentation of the Nazi genocide of the Sinti and Roma peoples, presentations, symposiums, concerts and changing exhibits.

Address
Bremeneckgasse 2
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 9811-02
Web www.sinti-und-roma.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Thursday 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday, Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Prices    Entrance free


ExploHeidelberg:

The ExploHeidelberg at the Technologiepark Heidelberg (Building 582) – offering an interactive exhibition on the topic of cognition through eyes and ears for kids and young adults, including a media and learning lab.

Adresse
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 7282346
Web www.explo-heidelberg.de

Opening Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For school classes and groups also Monday – Friday according by appointment (Phone +49 (0)6221- 7282346, Email: mohr@explo-heidelberg.de).

Prices
Adults 5,00 €, reduced 4,00 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD 20% discount


Heidelberg Art Society (Heidelberger Kunstverein):

The Art Association Heidelberg – founded in 1869 – is one of the largest and oldest Art Associations in Germany. Its purpose – as a citizens initiative – is the promotion and mediation of contemporary art. Since 2006 the Art Association Heidelberg is run by the 31 year old Dane Johan Holten, who serves this purpose by curating changing exhibitions, guided tours and art trips. The base of his curatorial work is a conceptual understanding of art. Topic of his first exhibition – Political Realities – was the mediation of political and historical events. The participating artists (Luc Tuymans, Jeremy Deller, IRIWN and others), tried to prove the relativity of reality throughout their exhibited works.

Address
Hauptstrasse 97
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0)6221 – 184086
Web www.hdkv.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Wednesday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Prices   Adults 3,00 €, reduced 1,50 €


Palatinate Museum (Kurpfälzisches Museum im Palais Morass):

The museum’s collections of art and cultural history are located in the Palais Morass built in 1712 by J.A. Breunig for the then administrating chancellor of the Heidelberg University. The distinguished mansion is one of Heidelberg’s most splendid Baroque residences. The museum’s attractions include portraits of the Prince Electors, an outstanding collection of coins, and the famous collection of Frankenthal porcelain. Another building was added to the museum in 1984.

Visitors now have the advantage of seeing most objects in modern exhibition halls. The archaeological division includes prehistoric and early finds from regional sites as well as a copy of the lower jaw of the famous “Homo erectus Heidelbergensis” found in Mauer, close to Heidelberg. Finds from Heidelberg’s Roman period are displayed and illustrated by diorams and models.

The pride of the museum’s gallery of sculptures and paintings (15th-20th century) is Tilman Riemenschneider’s “Windsheim Altar” dated 1509, depicting the Twelve Apostles. Furthermore, art collections focus on the Romantic period and include works of Heidelberg romanticists such as Carl Philipp Fohr, Ernst Fries, Carl Rottmann. Another focal point of the museum is the documentation of Heidelberg’s history. Visitors interested in cultural history will also enjoy the collection of costumes and clothes which illustrate the changes of fashion during two centuries within one local family. Also located at the Palais Morass is the “Heidelberger Kunstverein” which focuses on modern art and organizes changing exhibitions of works created by local as well as national and international renowned artists.

Address
Hauptstrasse 97
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 / 58 34 020
Web www.museum-heidelberg.de

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Prices
Tuesday – Saturday: Adults € 3.00 €; reduced € 1.80, Sunday and public holidays: Adults 1.80 €, reduced 1.20 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 1.80 (Tue-Sat), € 1.20 (Sun + public holidays)


Museum House Cajeth (Museum Haus Cajeth):

There are many names for those paintings and pictures which are collected in the “Museum Haus Cajeth”, but these names do not signify certain styles or subjects. “Primitive” seems to be the most appropriate word for these non-academic painters. “Primitive art”, used as aterm of art history, does not imply any discrediting meanings of connotation.

Address
Haspelgasse 12
D-69117 Heidelberg

Phone 06221 – 24466

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Prices
Regular 2.00 €, guided tour included
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 1.50


Museum of Church Art and Liturgy (Museum für Sakrale Kunst):

The museum’s entrance is located in the Church of the Jesuits. The museum displays unique collections of ecclesiastical art from the 17th, 18th and 19th century, including a large silver madonna created by J. Ignaz Saller in 1736, goblets, monstrances, liturgical garments, books, paintings, sculptures and ecclesiastical objects.

Address
Richard Hauser Platz, Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church)
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 166391 and 475622

Opening Hours
June – October: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, closed on Monday
November – May: Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Prices
Adults € 3.00, reduced € 2.00 – Guided tours by prior arrangement.
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 2.00


The Prinzhorn Collection (Sammlung Prinzhorn):

The Prinzhorn Collection is the custodian of a worldwide exceptional body of work done by patients in psychiatric hospitals at the dawn of the 20th century. Collated by the art historian and physician of the Heidelberg Psychiatric University hospital, Hans Prinzhorn from 1919 to 1921.

The Prinzhorn Collection comprises some 5000 works, the majority in pencil or crayons, together with paintings in oils and watercolours, fabric art, and wood sculptures. 435 patients/artists, including some 80 women, are represented in the collection. They were mostly committed to institutions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and by and large diagnosed as “schizophrenic”.

Since September 2001, the Prinzhorn Collection has its own exhibition rooms.

Picture: Katharina Detzel with self-made figure, 1914

Address
Psychiatric Hospital of the University in Heidelberg (Zentrum für Psychosoziale Medizin des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg)
Vossstrasse 2,
D-69115 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0)6221 – 564739
Web www.prinzhorn.uni-hd.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday trough Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday: closed

Guided Tours for the public will take place Sundays at 2:00 PM and Wednesday at 6:00 PM (Extra-tours are possible with appointments via telephone)

Prices
Regular 3,00 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced free, the exhibition € 3.00


Sculpture Park Heidelberg (Skulturenpark):

Adresse:
Sculpture Park (Skulpturenpark) Heidelberg
Garten und Landschaftspark der Orthopädischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a
D9118 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 621 – 3802-101
Web www.skulpturenpark-heidelberg.de

Opening hours
Daily

Prices   Admission free


President Friedrich Ebert Memorial:

House where Friedrich Ebert, first president of the Weimar Republic, grew up. Exhibit: “The life and Times of Friedrich Ebert”.

President Ebert was the first democratic head of state and one of the most outstanding politicians in the history of Germany. Faced with extreme internal and external conditions, he prepared the way for parliamentary democracy, preserved national unity, and made a vital contribution to a creation of a social republic. Because of this special significance for the history of Germany, the president Friedrich-Ebert Memorial-foundation was set up as a public-law, non party, federal foundation in Heidelberg, the city of his birth. The aim is to preserve the memory of Friedrich Ebert and contribute to an understanding of the history of Germany during his lifetime.

The house where he was born, which is open to the public, and the permanent exhibition, assist in this objective. The foundation’s other tasks include maintaining an archive, scientific research, and all types of events such as special exhibitions, congresses, seminars, lectures and school projects.
Guided tours of the permanent exhibition and other exhibitions are available; everything is free of charge or fees. Please call us in advance, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Address
Pfaffengasse 18
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 910-70
Web www.ebert-gedenkstaette.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, guided tours by prior arrangement

Price   Admission and guided tours free


Students’ Prison (Studentenkarzer):

The Students’ Prison is located at the back of the Old University in the “Augustinergasse”. From 1778 until 1914, students were imprisoned here for so called “Kavaliersdelikte” (meaning minor transgressions which were kind of fashionable among otherwise honorable gentlemen inscribed at the Heidelberg University, most of them being members of student fraternities).

Common offenses were disturbance of peace, especially after excessive drinking at night, insulting official authorities or playing jokes at them as well as participating in duelling. During these years, the University administration was embodied with an autonomous jurisdiction and had the legal right to detain students. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, imprisonment would last from three days to four weeks. One was allowed, however, to attend lectures. After classes, the juvenile delinquents had to return to jail. Biding their time, many of the young prisoners “decorated” the walls with graffitis and paintings. Their “artwork” is still preserved and to be seen at the Students’ Prison.

Address

Augustinergasse 2

Alte Universität (Old University)
Phone +49 (0) 6221- 543554
Web Student’s Prison

Opening Hours
April 1 – September 30: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
October 1 – 30: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
November 1 – March 31: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Prices
Adults: € 3.00, reduced € 2.50
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 2.50


Textile Collection Max Berk (Palatinate Museum):

The textile collection was founded in 1978 by the Heidelberg manufacturer Max Berk. It is idyllically situated in the Neckar valley and has been affiliated with the Kurpfälzisches Museum (Palatinate Museum) since 1 January 2002. The collection is located in the former Protestant church in Ziegelhausen, built in 1733 by J.J. Rischer, and adjacent vicarage. The exhibition area today is approximately 600 m².
The museum is divided into several sections, although several of these sections, including the extensive array of women’s costumes from the 18th to the 20th century and a small collection of doll’s houses, are not always on display. The sections permanently open to visitors house exhibits from outside Europe, such as textiles from India, batiks from Java, ikats from Bali and relics from Peruvian graves, plus antique patchwork quilts from England and the US from the 19th and 20th century, which form one of the main focuses of the Max Berk textile collection. The regular special exhibitions, such as the European Quilt Triennial, always attract many visitors.

Address
Brahmsstrasse 8
D-69118 Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 800317
Web www.museum-heidelberg.de

Opening Hours
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Group visits can also be arranged outside these times

Prices   Regular 2,50 €, Reduced 1,50 €, School children 0,50 €


University Museum (Universitätsmuseum):

History of Germany´s oldest university, including traveling exhibits. The university history is documented with pictures and museum objects in three display rooms.

Combined ticket with the famous Students’ Prison. The name speaks for itself: The former detention room in the rear of the building. The Students’ Prison is in the Old University, Augstinergasse 2.

Address
Alte Universität (Old University)
Grabengasse 1
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 542152
Web www.unishop-uni-hd.de

Opening Hours
April – September: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, October: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4 PM
November – March: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4:00 PM
Guided tours for groups on request

Prices
Combined Ticket for University Museum, Alte Aula and Students’ Prison € 3.00, reduced € 2.50
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 2.50


Ethnographical Museum (Völkerkundemuseum):

The Portheim Foundation of Science and the Fine Arts was etablished by Victor Goldschmidt in 1919. In 1922, he bought the “Palais Weimar” to present and display the precious collection in a suitable setting. The collection included minerals, material of early history, European ethnology, icons, and early printings and ethnographics. During the Second World War, the valuable library as well as the collection of minerals were sold, the folklore stocks were plundered at the end of the war. The ethnological collections, however, survived and were enlarged continuously. They are open to the public.

Address
Hauptstrasse 235
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 22067
Web www.voelkerkundemuseum-vpst.de

Opening hours
Wednesday – Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Sunday and Holiday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday closed, guided tours by prior arrangement

Prices
Adults € 3.00; Reduced € 2.00; Family € 6.00
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 1.50, family € 5.00

Museums

With over 20 museums, art collections, galleries and exhibition venues, Heidelberg has a wide range of cultural experiences to choose from.

Museum of Ancient Art (Antikenmuseum und Abgusssammlung): more

Address
Neues Kollegiengebäude, Marstallhof 4
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 54 25 12
Web www.klassische-archaeologie.uni-hd.de

Opening hours
only during University term (April 15 – July 15 and October 15 – February 15): Wednesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (cast galerie); 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ancient art); Sunday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (both collections)

Prices    Admission free


Carl Bosch Museum:

In addition to the big mansion in Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, covering a surface of over 1800 m², a second building was erected not far away in Schloß-Wolfsbrunnenweg 46. It served as a lodging for Bosch´s drivers and as a garage for Bosch´s cars, including the vintage brands Maybach and Horch.

In this “Garagenhaus” the Carl Bosch Museum in Heidelberg was inaugurated in May 1998. This technical museum shows the most interesting and exciting highlights of the life of Heidelberg´s Nobel prize-winner Carl Bosch (1874-1940) on a surface of more than 300 m² and two outdoor areas.

The topics range from the development of chemical engineering to IG Farben´s role during the Third Reich. The development of high-pressure technology from its beginnings in the laboratory to the creation of gigantic industrial complexes is as well reconstructed as their political and economical effects are documented. The exhibition consists of eight different sections.

Address
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 46
D-69118 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 603616
Web www.carl-bosch-museum.de/

Opening hours
Daily except for Thursdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed from December 22nd to Janurary 1st)

Prices    Regular 3,50 €, reduced 2,00 €


German Pharmacy Museum (Deutsches Apothekenmuseum):

The German Pharmacy Museum’s collection of over 20.000 objects representing the rich history of medical sciences, especially the history of pharmacy. Housed in one of Germany’s architectural landmarks, the Heidelberg Castle, our collection is worldwide the largest and finest in existence, spanning two thousand years of pharmacy history.

Address

At the Heidelberg Castle

Phone 06221 – 25880
Web www.deutsches-apotheken-museum.de

Opening Hours
April – October: Daily from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM, last admittance at 5:40 PM
November – March: Daily from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, last admittance at 5:10 PM

Prices
Combiticket (Funicular Railway, Castle courtyard, the giant wine vat and admission to the Pharmacy Museum): Adults € 5.00, reduced € 3.00
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD free


German Packaging Museum (Deutsches Verpackungsmuseum):

Located in a former church, this one-of-a-kind museum in all of Europe showcases key developments in packaging technology, continually changing exhibits, symposiums and presentations devoted to packaging design.

Address
Hauptstrasse 22
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 21361

Opening hours
Wednesday – Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Web www.verpackungsmuseum.de

Prices
Regular 3,50 €, reduced 2,50 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 3.00


Documentation and Cultural Center of the German Sinti and Roma:  D Documentation of the Nazi genocide of the Sinti and Roma peoples, presentations, symposiums, concerts and changing exhibits.

Address
Bremeneckgasse 2
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 9811-02
Web www.sinti-und-roma.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Thursday 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday, Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Prices    Entrance free


ExploHeidelberg:

The ExploHeidelberg at the Technologiepark Heidelberg (Building 582) – offering an interactive exhibition on the topic of cognition through eyes and ears for kids and young adults, including a media and learning lab.

Adresse
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 7282346
Web www.explo-heidelberg.de

Opening Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For school classes and groups also Monday – Friday according by appointment (Phone +49 (0)6221- 7282346, Email: mohr@explo-heidelberg.de).

Prices
Adults 5,00 €, reduced 4,00 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD 20% discount


Heidelberg Art Society (Heidelberger Kunstverein):

The Art Association Heidelberg – founded in 1869 – is one of the largest and oldest Art Associations in Germany. Its purpose – as a citizens initiative – is the promotion and mediation of contemporary art. Since 2006 the Art Association Heidelberg is run by the 31 year old Dane Johan Holten, who serves this purpose by curating changing exhibitions, guided tours and art trips. The base of his curatorial work is a conceptual understanding of art. Topic of his first exhibition – Political Realities – was the mediation of political and historical events. The participating artists (Luc Tuymans, Jeremy Deller, IRIWN and others), tried to prove the relativity of reality throughout their exhibited works.

Address
Hauptstrasse 97
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0)6221 – 184086
Web www.hdkv.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Wednesday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Prices   Adults 3,00 €, reduced 1,50 €


Palatinate Museum (Kurpfälzisches Museum im Palais Morass):

The museum’s collections of art and cultural history are located in the Palais Morass built in 1712 by J.A. Breunig for the then administrating chancellor of the Heidelberg University. The distinguished mansion is one of Heidelberg’s most splendid Baroque residences. The museum’s attractions include portraits of the Prince Electors, an outstanding collection of coins, and the famous collection of Frankenthal porcelain. Another building was added to the museum in 1984.

Visitors now have the advantage of seeing most objects in modern exhibition halls. The archaeological division includes prehistoric and early finds from regional sites as well as a copy of the lower jaw of the famous “Homo erectus Heidelbergensis” found in Mauer, close to Heidelberg. Finds from Heidelberg’s Roman period are displayed and illustrated by diorams and models.

The pride of the museum’s gallery of sculptures and paintings (15th-20th century) is Tilman Riemenschneider’s “Windsheim Altar” dated 1509, depicting the Twelve Apostles. Furthermore, art collections focus on the Romantic period and include works of Heidelberg romanticists such as Carl Philipp Fohr, Ernst Fries, Carl Rottmann. Another focal point of the museum is the documentation of Heidelberg’s history. Visitors interested in cultural history will also enjoy the collection of costumes and clothes which illustrate the changes of fashion during two centuries within one local family. Also located at the Palais Morass is the “Heidelberger Kunstverein” which focuses on modern art and organizes changing exhibitions of works created by local as well as national and international renowned artists.

Address
Hauptstrasse 97
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 / 58 34 020
Web www.museum-heidelberg.de

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Prices
Tuesday – Saturday: Adults € 3.00 €; reduced € 1.80, Sunday and public holidays: Adults 1.80 €, reduced 1.20 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 1.80 (Tue-Sat), € 1.20 (Sun + public holidays)


Museum House Cajeth (Museum Haus Cajeth):

There are many names for those paintings and pictures which are collected in the “Museum Haus Cajeth”, but these names do not signify certain styles or subjects. “Primitive” seems to be the most appropriate word for these non-academic painters. “Primitive art”, used as aterm of art history, does not imply any discrediting meanings of connotation.

Address
Haspelgasse 12
D-69117 Heidelberg

Phone 06221 – 24466

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Prices
Regular 2.00 €, guided tour included
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 1.50


Museum of Church Art and Liturgy (Museum für Sakrale Kunst):

The museum’s entrance is located in the Church of the Jesuits. The museum displays unique collections of ecclesiastical art from the 17th, 18th and 19th century, including a large silver madonna created by J. Ignaz Saller in 1736, goblets, monstrances, liturgical garments, books, paintings, sculptures and ecclesiastical objects.

Address
Richard Hauser Platz, Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church)
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 – 166391 and 475622

Opening Hours
June – October: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, closed on Monday
November – May: Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Prices
Adults € 3.00, reduced € 2.00 – Guided tours by prior arrangement.
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 2.00


The Prinzhorn Collection (Sammlung Prinzhorn):

The Prinzhorn Collection is the custodian of a worldwide exceptional body of work done by patients in psychiatric hospitals at the dawn of the 20th century. Collated by the art historian and physician of the Heidelberg Psychiatric University hospital, Hans Prinzhorn from 1919 to 1921.

The Prinzhorn Collection comprises some 5000 works, the majority in pencil or crayons, together with paintings in oils and watercolours, fabric art, and wood sculptures. 435 patients/artists, including some 80 women, are represented in the collection. They were mostly committed to institutions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and by and large diagnosed as “schizophrenic”.

Since September 2001, the Prinzhorn Collection has its own exhibition rooms.

Picture: Katharina Detzel with self-made figure, 1914

Address
Psychiatric Hospital of the University in Heidelberg (Zentrum für Psychosoziale Medizin des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg)
Vossstrasse 2,
D-69115 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0)6221 – 564739
Web www.prinzhorn.uni-hd.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday trough Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday: closed

Guided Tours for the public will take place Sundays at 2:00 PM and Wednesday at 6:00 PM (Extra-tours are possible with appointments via telephone)

Prices
Regular 3,00 €
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced free, the exhibition € 3.00


Sculpture Park Heidelberg (Skulturenpark):

Adresse:
Sculpture Park (Skulpturenpark) Heidelberg
Garten und Landschaftspark der Orthopädischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a
D9118 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 621 – 3802-101
Web www.skulpturenpark-heidelberg.de

Opening hours
Daily

Prices   Admission free


President Friedrich Ebert Memorial:

House where Friedrich Ebert, first president of the Weimar Republic, grew up. Exhibit: “The life and Times of Friedrich Ebert”.

President Ebert was the first democratic head of state and one of the most outstanding politicians in the history of Germany. Faced with extreme internal and external conditions, he prepared the way for parliamentary democracy, preserved national unity, and made a vital contribution to a creation of a social republic. Because of this special significance for the history of Germany, the president Friedrich-Ebert Memorial-foundation was set up as a public-law, non party, federal foundation in Heidelberg, the city of his birth. The aim is to preserve the memory of Friedrich Ebert and contribute to an understanding of the history of Germany during his lifetime.

The house where he was born, which is open to the public, and the permanent exhibition, assist in this objective. The foundation’s other tasks include maintaining an archive, scientific research, and all types of events such as special exhibitions, congresses, seminars, lectures and school projects.
Guided tours of the permanent exhibition and other exhibitions are available; everything is free of charge or fees. Please call us in advance, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Address
Pfaffengasse 18
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 910-70
Web www.ebert-gedenkstaette.de

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, guided tours by prior arrangement

Price   Admission and guided tours free


Students’ Prison (Studentenkarzer):

The Students’ Prison is located at the back of the Old University in the “Augustinergasse”. From 1778 until 1914, students were imprisoned here for so called “Kavaliersdelikte” (meaning minor transgressions which were kind of fashionable among otherwise honorable gentlemen inscribed at the Heidelberg University, most of them being members of student fraternities).

Common offenses were disturbance of peace, especially after excessive drinking at night, insulting official authorities or playing jokes at them as well as participating in duelling. During these years, the University administration was embodied with an autonomous jurisdiction and had the legal right to detain students. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, imprisonment would last from three days to four weeks. One was allowed, however, to attend lectures. After classes, the juvenile delinquents had to return to jail. Biding their time, many of the young prisoners “decorated” the walls with graffitis and paintings. Their “artwork” is still preserved and to be seen at the Students’ Prison.

Address

Augustinergasse 2

Alte Universität (Old University)
Phone +49 (0) 6221- 543554
Web Student’s Prison

Opening Hours
April 1 – September 30: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
October 1 – 30: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
November 1 – March 31: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Prices
Adults: € 3.00, reduced € 2.50
with HeidelbergBeWelcomeCARD reduced € 2.50


Textile Collection Max Berk (Palatinate Museum):

The textile collection was founded in 1978 by the Heidelberg manufacturer Max Berk. It is idyllically situated in the Neckar valley and has been affiliated with the Kurpfälzisches Museum (Palatinate Museum) since 1 January 2002. The collection is located in the former Protestant church in Ziegelhausen, built in 1733 by J.J. Rischer, and adjacent vicarage. The exhibition area today is approximately 600 m².
The museum is divided into several sections, although several of these sections, including the extensive array of women’s costumes from the 18th to the 20th century and a small collection of doll’s houses, are not always on display. The sections permanently open to visitors house exhibits from outside Europe, such as textiles from India, batiks from Java, ikats from Bali and relics from Peruvian graves, plus antique patchwork quilts from England and the US from the 19th and 20th century, which form one of the main focuses of the Max Berk textile collection. The regular special exhibitions, such as the European Quilt Triennial, always attract many visitors.

Address
Brahmsstrasse 8
D-69118 Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 800317
Web www.museum-heidelberg.de

Opening Hours
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Group visits can also be arranged outside these times

Prices   Regular 2,50 €, Reduced 1,50 €, School children 0,50 €


University Museum (Universitätsmuseum):

History of Germany´s oldest university, including traveling exhibits. The university history is documented with pictures and museum objects in three display rooms.

Combined ticket with the famous Students’ Prison. The name speaks for itself: The former detention room in the rear of the building. The Students’ Prison is in the Old University, Augstinergasse 2.

Address
Alte Universität (Old University)
Grabengasse 1
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 542152
Web www.unishop-uni-hd.de

Opening Hours
April – September: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, October: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4 PM
November – March: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4:00 PM
Guided tours for groups on request

Prices
Combined Ticket for University Museum, Alte Aula and Students’ Prison € 3.00, reduced € 2.50
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Ethnographical Museum (Völkerkundemuseum):

The Portheim Foundation of Science and the Fine Arts was etablished by Victor Goldschmidt in 1919. In 1922, he bought the “Palais Weimar” to present and display the precious collection in a suitable setting. The collection included minerals, material of early history, European ethnology, icons, and early printings and ethnographics. During the Second World War, the valuable library as well as the collection of minerals were sold, the folklore stocks were plundered at the end of the war. The ethnological collections, however, survived and were enlarged continuously. They are open to the public.

Address
Hauptstrasse 235
D-69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 6221 – 22067
Web www.voelkerkundemuseum-vpst.de

Opening hours
Wednesday – Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Sunday and Holiday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday closed, guided tours by prior arrangement

Prices
Adults € 3.00; Reduced € 2.00; Family € 6.00
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