Museum für Stadtgeschichte

The museum in the late baroque residence of the artist and benefactor Johann Christian Wentzinger (1710 - 1797) displays treasures from 900 years of city history. The permanent exhibition is dedicated to monasteries and university, guilds and coinage among other things, and a selection of the former house owner’s works is also on display. The two city models, which depict Freiburg with its medieval walls and gates in around 1600 and with its Baroque, star-shaped fortification in around 1700, provide a good starting point when preparing for a sightseeing tour of the city. Another model illustrates construction work on the Freiburg Cathedral during the Middle Ages.


A visit is currently only possible with:
- Proof of booster vaccination
- Proof of vaccination or convalescence (not older than 3 months)
- If the proof of vaccination or convalescence is older than 3 months, a current negative test result (antigen rapid test max. 24h / PCR test max. 48h old) is also required.
- Children who have not yet completed the sixth year of life or are not yet enrolled in school as well as pupils (up to the age of 17) of a primary school, a special educational and counselling centre, a school that builds on the primary school or a vocational school are exempt from these requirements.

The government provides information on further exemptions here.
You do not need to register in advance. However you can also book tickets online in advance via the Reservix booking portal.

The obligation to wear a medical mask applies to all visitors from the age of 6  –  persons over the age of 18 have to wear a respiratory protection (FFP2 or comparable). Please bring your own mask with you!

Putto im Treppensaal, Foto: Museum
Prägestempel, Foto: H.-P. Vieser
Modell für den Bertoldsbrunnen, Foto: Axel Killian

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission fees

3 euros / concessions 2 Euros.

Free entry for those under 27 and with the Museums-PASS-Musées.


Get your ticket directly at the museum or book online in advance.


Museum für Stadtgeschichte
Münsterplatz 30
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Tel.: +49 761 201-2515
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