Landgrafenschloss Marburg castle

Short facts

  • Marburg

A visit to the Museum of Cultural History offers a special historical experience

The Museum of Cultural History at the Philipps University of Marburg offers not only encounters with numerous objects from cultural history, but also a tour of special, historic rooms in the castle.

The magnificent Fürstensaal is considered to be one of the most beautiful secular Gothic halls in Germany; the castle chapel, consecrated in 1288, impresses with its medieval frescoes and the multicolored interior design. On three floors of the Wilhelmsbau permanent exhibitions on the subjects of "Church Art", "State Rulership" and "Bourgeois Living" are set up. Important historical events took place in the Landgrave Castle of Marburg, for example the Marburg Religious Discussion between Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli and other reformers in 1529.

Since 1981 the castle has been developing as a museum into a place of cultural education.

General information

The Landgrave's Palace is expected to reopen on July 4, 2020 with a short tour from the Fürstensaal to the chapel. The cultural history museum in the Wilhelmsbau remains closed for the time being.
Regular opening times:
April - October: Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November - March: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Special regulation of rest days on and after public holidays
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Foreign Language
  • German


Price info

Entrance fees

regular 5 EUR


reduced 3 EUR

for students from other universities


Groups of 15 people or more

Seniors from 65 years of age

Severely disabled (from 50%)

Participants in voluntary services

Unemployed and welfare recipients

Free admission


Children and young people under 18 years of age

Students at the Philipps University of Marburg

Members of the Friends of the Museum for Art and Cultural History Marburg e. V.

Members of the Association for Hessian History and Regional Studies e.V.

registered companion for the severely disabled (from 50%)

Combined ticket for the Marburg Art Museum and the Museum of Cultural History in the Landgrafenschloss: 7 EUR regular, 5 EUR reduced


Note: For groups, registration under the following number is required

06421 2822355


Schloss 1, 35037 Marburg

Arrival by public transport, bus no. 10, towards the castle

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