Museum im Ritterhaus
History and tradition
Nature and environment
The Museum im Ritterhaus showcases more than 9,000 exhibits that cover history, heritage, nature and art. The collection does not only mirror the changing interest of the museum but invites you to find out about the political and cultural relations of the past 100 years. One of the central interests of the museum is to extend this collection and open it for the public. Visitors can find a multifaceted permanent exhibition, interesting special exhibitions, presentations, guided tours and a pedagogic programme for children that covers more than 70 courses.
Between revolution and economic miracle
At the beginning of the 19th century,Offenburg was a small town with no more than 2,400 Catholic inhabitants. 170 years later the city is home to 33,000 people, who are certainly no longer all Catholic. The city experienced industrialisation, two revolutions, three wars, two inflations,...
Wood - Land - River
New: Family Museum Natural History
With children's questions as the starting point, the region's natural history will be explained. A significant number of hands-on stations and experiments are planned: children can guess animal tracks, learn about trees or listen to the sounds of the forest in a soft bed of moss. The...
Long, Long Ago! Archaeology in the Ortenau
New Permanent Exhibition Archaeology
The exhibition "Long, Long Ago!" shows the archaeology of the region from the Stone Age to the era of the Alemanni, taking into consideration the latest research aspects. Some hundred new loan objects from the Archaeological Archive of Finds in Baden-Württemberg enhance the exhibition...
A Window on the World
The Colonial-Age Collection
In the spacious exhibition room on the top floor of the museum, the new Colonial History Department has found its place. Here the history of the German colonies in Africa, China and the South Seas is presented in detail and also critically examined. The museum draws on its extensive...
Offenburg in the World. A City between 800 and 1800
1,000 years of the town's history, narrated in five fascinating stages. Excavation finds from the early Middle Ages reveal the first traces of settlement. How did the Offenburg families live? The centrepiece of the exhibition is a historically staged library room. From 19.5 to 13.10, in an...
Suitable for families
Opening hoursOpen all year
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00-17:00
Friday - Sunday: 11:00-17:00
Museum im Ritterhaus
+49 781 82 25 77