Stadt Dinkelsbühl (Druckversion)

HISTORY MUSEUM - on war and peace

WAR AND PEACE are the recurring themes of the Dinkelsbühl History Museum. Since autumn 2008 the Museum is to be found in the Old Town Hall, the place where the destiny of the town was decided on for over 300 years. The History Museum vividly tells the story of bygone days, of the rise of the town, the inner turmoil and its decline as well as the re-discovery of Dinkelsbühl through artists and painters in the late 19th century.

A modern presentation with 600 exhibits is aimed at all age groups, but children in particular, for whom there is a special trail through the exhibition, a children's room, media stations and appropriate teaching facilities.

The town has close links with children's author Christoph von Schmid, amongst others author of the Christmas Carroll, 'Ihr Kinderlein kommet' (Oh Come Little Children) and attention will be focused on von Schmid, especially during the Advent and Christmas season.

The museum offers audio-guides in English!

Hours of opening:

  • May - October:
    09:00 - 17:30 hrs (Mon-Fri)
    10:00 - 17:00 hrs (Sat/Sun)
  • November - April:
    10:00 - 17:00 hrs (Mon-Fri)
    10:00 - 16:30 hrs (Sat/Sun)  

Admission prices:

  • 4.00 Euro Adults
  • 3.00 Euro Groups of 8 or more, pupils aged 17+, students
  • 2.00 Euro Children aged 6 to 16
  • Children under 6 free
  • 1.00 Euro School classes as a group
  • 9.00 Euro Families (2 adults and children aged up to 16)


Am Nördlinger Tor 40, Dinkelsbühl

The museum features holographs, optical illusions, the discovery of perspective, light and laser, 3-D projections and much more.

Opening hours:
January - March:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)

April - November:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (daily)

November - Dezember:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)

25th Dezember - 6th January:
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (daily)  


Opening hours:
9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. (sommer)
9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (winter)

Climb the Tower of St. George’s Minster Magnificent bird’s eye view over Dinkelsbühl:

Opening hours:
May - October:
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)

Only during sunny weather otherwise on request
Groups: tower open at any time subject to advance notice!