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:  for fully vaccinated people; for people who are proven to have recovered from Covid-19; or with a current negative test (antigen rapid test max. 24 h old, PCR test max. 48 h old). Children who have not yet completed the sixth year of life or are not yet enrolled in school as well as pupils of a primary school, a special educational and counselling centre, a school that builds on the primary school or a vocational school are considered to be tested.
You do not need to register in advance. However you can also book tickets online in advance via the Reservix booking portal.

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.

Tickets

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

Contact

Museum für Stadtgeschichte
Wentzingerhaus
Münsterplatz 30
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Tel.: +49 761 201-2515
msg@stadt.freiburg.de
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