Friedenstein Castle rises on a hill over the city. It is a well preserved historical monument of the early Baroque in Germany and its rooms and halls largely survive in their original form and design. Moreover its fixtures and holdings have been found in the same place for centuries:

  • The Castle and Ducal Museum
  • The castle chapel and the Ekhof Theatre
  • The art and natural history collections
  • The archive and library
  • The park and the orangery garden

This is unique in Germany.
 

Opening Times

Museums in Friedenstein Castle
(Castle Museum, Historical Museum, Museum of Nature, Ekhof Theatre)
Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays, open on public holidays)
10am - 5pm
(Between November and March open 10am - 4pm)

Ducal Museum
Monday to Sunday
10am - 5pm
(Between November and March open 10am - 4pm)

On 24.12. and 31.12. all the museums will be closed.

Ducal Museum Café
closed

Castle Parks and Orangery
Open all year

Castle Chapel
Wednesday, 12pm - 5pm
April to September, also open by prior arrangement.

Other opening times by prior arrangement.