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.


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!

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.


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