Hauptgebäude des Stadtmuseums

Welcome to Stadtmuseum Erlangen
(Erlangen City Museum)

Our museum is dedicated to the rich history of the city of Erlangen. Located in the heart of the Old Town, the museum is housed in the former town hall and a neighbouring town house. Its lovely courtyard is a popular venue for open-air cultural events.

The museum's permanent exhibition showcases the region's development from prehistoric times to the 20th century, with an emphasis on Erlangen's Baroque era. This period saw the planned development of the New Town, the establishment of Huguenot manufacturies, the construction of the Margravial residence, and the founding of today's Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Bavaria's second-largest university. Other highlights include the city's transformation during the Industrial Age and its place in the broader context of German history. The tour concludes with Erlangen's evolution into a "Siemens town" following World War II.

In addition to our permanent exhibition, we feature  changing exhibitions that cover a wide range of topics, from significant events in the city's history to the history of science and medicine and the visual arts. We look forward to welcoming you!

Explore Erlangen's History in English

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Selected texts in our permanent exhibition are available in English.

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Stadtmuseum Erlangen
(Erlangen City Museum)
Martin-Luther-Platz 9
91054 Erlangen

Opening hours
Tuesday / Wednesday
9 a.m. –­ 5 p.m.
9 a.m. –­ 8 p.m.
9 a.m. –­ 5 p.m.
Sat / Sun / public holidays
11 a.m. –­ 5 p.m.

Entrance fees
€ 4, discounted € 2,50
Educational programme: € 2


Museum Administration
Cedernstr. 1, 91054 Erlangen

Tel: +49 (0)9131 / 86 2408

Front desk information
+49 (0)9131 / 86 2300
Fax: +49 (0)9131 / 86 2532

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