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Apr., May and Oct.: Tue-Sun 12 am - 4 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).
Adult 3,50 €, reduced 3,- €
children under 16 accompanied by an adult free entry
school classes 25,- €
Guided tours for groups by appointment charge: 25.- € plus reduced entry
various printed city walks
publications on the local history
Arriving by car
The museum is located in the centre of the town, a few steps away from the marketplace. The route is signposted., 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, By railway from Hamburg: route Hamburg-Westerland; from Kiel: Kiel-Husum, Husum-Hamburg, Parking facilities can be found in the streets or on the marketplace.