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April, May 1st-14th and Oct.: Tue-Fri 3-5 pm, Sat-Sun and holidays 1-5 pm
May-Sept.: Tue-Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Dutch refugees for religious reasons built Friedrichstadt in 1621. Duke Friedrich III. of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf granted them asylum and promised them religious freedom.
In the museum you can learn about the founding of the town and the first settlers. Furthermore the different religious communities that lived in Friedrichstadt are presented. From the museum a glimpse into the prayer hall of the Mennonites is possible.
Another subject is the daily life in Friedrichstadt. Guilds, associations, fishing, trade and children’s life are explained.
The museum is located in an old storehouse. The governor of the duke built it in 1626. The people of Friedrichstadt believed that they would gain the right to mint and issue coins and hence called the house “Münze” (mint).
thematic focus: National history, Folklore, Regional history/ Town history
1,50 €, families 4,- €
reduced / groups, per person 1,- €
Guided tours for school classes and groups by appointment, duration approx. 45 minutes, charge: 25.- € plus 1,- € per person.
Adventure day for school classes: visit to the museum, detective game, quiz tour through the town and canal trips, charge: 5.- € per pupil
One-day programme for the “ambitious” with canal trip, guided tour of the town, visit to the museum, lunch and tea time, prices on request
Museum lectures regularly in spring and autumn
Free guided tour of the museum every Wednesday in July and August at 2.30 pm
On sale in the museum: postcards, books, tiles, museum socks
There are several opportunities for having tea throughout the town
Restaurants serve almost everything from fish in a bun to a three-course menu
Information: museum leaflet
“… and plead to respect the honour of the place”, guided tour of the town on the history of the Jews in Friedrichstadt
By railway from Hamburg: route Hamburg-Westerland; from Kiel: Kiel-Husum, Husum-Hamburg
By car from Hamburg: motorway A7, Rendsburger Kreuz (crossing) motorway BAB 210, then federal road B 202 in the direction of St. Peter Ording or the motorway A 23, from Heide use the federal roads B5 and B 202 to Friedrichstadt
The museum is located in the centre of the town, a few steps away from the marketplace. The route is signposted.
Parking facilities can be found in the streets or on the marketplace.