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Museum in the Ritterhaus Offenburg

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Location: Offenburg
Suitable for prams: ja

The knight's house, built in 1784, originally the home of an imperial mayor, now houses a museum and the municipal archive.

The two-story building has seventeen window axes and is designed in the classicist style, with a three-story central avant-corps ending in a triangular pediment. The tower with a red sandstone spiral staircase, located in the corner of the yard and reaching to the attic without a spindle, dates from the 18th century.

The Offenburg Museum presents itself in bright, open and attractive rooms. Visitors can marvel at minerals, ores and rocks from the Black Forest, information about the nature and flora of the region, valuable archaeological finds, impressive artefacts from past centuries, fascinating masks from the South Seas and stuffed lions and tigers.

Explore the building and its hidden treasures!

Be sure to bring your children with you, because although the museum is over 100 years old, it is by no means boring or dusty. Perhaps you would like to watch a film excerpt from a soapbox race in the 50s, listen to a nightingale sing, or view a gold panning boat that was used 150 years ago to pan for gold on the Rhine and Kinzig. A visit is not only worthwhile in bad weather!

Changing exhibitions on modern art and everyday culture underline the diversity of the knight's house.


Museum in the Ritterhaus Offenburg

Ritterstrasse 10, 77652 Offenburg

Opening hours

weekdayOpening hours
Tuesday10: 00–17: 00 pm
Wednesday10: 00–17: 00 pm
Thursday10: 00–17: 00 pm
Friday10: 00–17: 00 pm
Saturday10: 00–17: 00 pm
Sunday10: 00–17: 00 pm
Opening hours source: Google Places