The Augustinermuseum houses a renowned art collection with works ranging from the Middle Ages up to the Baroque period, as well as paintings from the 19th century. Thanks to the architect Christoph Mäckler, the former monastery church has been transformed into an impressive modern museum building which allows the works to be viewed from many different angles and makes visiting the museum an exciting experience.
The main attractions are the original stone figures and glass windows of Freiburg Cathedral, as well as medieval wooden sculptures and panel paintings by Matthias Grünewald, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Hans Baldung Grien among others. The works of the Baroque era achieve their full effect in the former choir. Paintings from the 19th century, including works by Anselm Feuerbach, Franz Xaver Winterhalter and Hans Thoma, are displayed on the top floor.
The Haus der Graphischen Sammlung, opened in 2016, is home to the graphic collections of the Augustinermuseum and the Museum für Neue Kunst. The architect Christoph Mäckler has created a state-of-the-art building that meets all the requirements of these sensitive objects. Three storage rooms offer space for 90,000 drawings, print graphics and photographs – which are conserved at ideal humidity and temperature. The temporary exhibition room presents three exhibitions per year.
Due to construction work, the treasure trove has been closed since 1 January 2016 and will be on display in the historic cellar buildings when renovations have been completed. Also, the café is closed until further notice.
On a discovery tour through the Augustinermuseum
Depending on your own interests and available time, the Augustinermuseum app has the right tour for you! If you prefer to stroll through the museum following your nose, you can use the app to discover new things and have works displayed nearby.
- Audio tour "Middle Ages and Baroque" with 12 stations
- Interactive children's audio tour with quiz and game elements (8-12 years)
- Available in English, French and German
- Free loaner devices
- Free wifi in the building available
Inclusive offers for adults and children
- German sign language
- Simple language
- Accessible routing
- Free loaner devices including induction loops
- Navigation through the Augustinermuseum
- Free discovery via multimedia formats: exclusive photos, videos and digital reconstructions, 360-degree views, etc.
Please note that children under 10 are only admitted when accompanied by an adult. Animals are not allowed in the museum buildings, with the exception of assistance dogs.
You are welcome to book your ticket in our online store!