German Huguenot Museum

Short facts

  • Bad Karlshafen

The history of the Huguenots as religious refugees Tolerance, integration and assimilation.

Discover history.

Bad Karlshafen, founded in 1699 by Landgrave Carl to take in religious refugees from France, has retained its original character in its historic town center. In the middle of the baroque city center opposite the town hall, the German Huguenot Museum was set up on two floors in the former cigar factory, an important example of early industrial architecture.

When looking at the many pictures, documents, books and objects, the visitor feels the great distress of these people during the time of persecution. The Huguenots, expelled from France because of their faith, found a place in Bad Karlshafen. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to study the history of the religious refugees, which has many parallels in the present. The topic of Huguenot history was divided into the thematic areas Huguenots in France and Huguenots in the German Refuge.

In the German Huguenot Museum you can see a comprehensive documentation of the history of the Huguenots in clearly arranged sections.
This year three new showcases on the subject of "Huguenot companies" have been added.

Hafenplatz 9A

34385 Bad Karlshafen


Phone: +49 5672 / 1410



General information

WeekdayTime of day
Tuesday - Thursday
10:00 bis 17:00
Friday - Sunday
11:00 bis 18:00
In the winter months from 1 November to 1 April, the museum is only open on weekday mornings by prior appointment by telephone. Tel. 05672-1410
Foreign Language
  • English
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
  • Handicapped accessible WC
  • Barrier-free access
Hygiene and infection control measures
  • Distance control
  • Notice signs
  • Adequate ventilation
  • Heed the hygiene instructions
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, door handles and handrails
  • Protected checkout area
  • Separate entrance and exit
  • Provision of skin-friendly soap
  • Provision of paper towels for single use (no hand dryer)
  • Provision of dispensers with disinfectants for hand disinfection
  • Mouth-nose covering compulsory
  • Visual inspection of the maximum number of visitors and, if necessary, locking the front door




Hann. Münden - Bad Karlshafen B 80

Kassel - Bad Karlshafen - Hameln B 83



From the direction of the Ruhr area A 44 (E 63)

Exit Warburg

via B 241

B 83 to Bad Karlshafen


From the south of Germany,

Thuringia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt A 7 (E 4)

Dep. Hann. Münden / Lutterberg

via B 496 Hann. Münden

B 80 to Bad Karlshafen


From the north of Germany,

Berlin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania,

Brandenburg A 7 (E 4)

Dep. Nörten-Hardenberg

via Adelebsen - Oberweser

B 80 to Bad Karlshafen



Train station on site!

(900 m to the city center)

Further information

Altenbeken - Bad Karlshafen

Göttingen - Bad Karlshafen - Paderborn RB 85



Bad Karlshafen - Hofgeismar 180

Hofgeismar - Sababurg Zoo - Hann. Münden 190

Bad Karlshafen - Wesertal / Gieselwerder 193

Höxter - Beverungen - Bad Karlshafen R 22

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