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Guided Tours in English

An Entertaining Tour of the Permanent Exhibition

A group guided tour round the Historical Museum of the Prince Bishopric of Paderborn

On our long informative tour through the history of Paderborn Land in centuries past, you will experience Wewelsburg District Museum as an exciting historical setting.

  • Group size: 10 to 25 people (max.)
  • For visitors aged 6 and older
  • Duration: at least 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Guided tours cost between 40 € (in german language) and 50 € (in english language)

To obtain information or register please call 0049 (0)2955 7622-0.

From the Stone Age Tomb to the Triangular Castle – an Entertaining Tour of the Permanent Exhibition

On this tour of the museum, our tour guides examine the history of the Paderborner
Land from the Stone Age to the abolition of the Prince Bishopric in 1802. One of the tour highlights presents the origins of the Wewelsburg: a unique triangular castle.
We shall closely examining all levels of society: from the first estate and the clergy to the poor and the socially excluded strata. We shall also be looking at the spheres of activity of the early-modern state, ranging from running jails to promoting trades and industry. Fascinating historical structures such as the historical witch‘s cellar, an original piece of the old “Hellweg” and the unique sacred art treasures dating from
the Baroque period, create a vivid impression of life in Paderborner Land during the past few centuries.

For adults and families

  • Bookable: all-year
  • Duration: ca. 1.5 hrs.
  • Price: 50 €
  • plus admission per person

For infos and admission details please call 0049 (0)2955 7622-0

Life in the Castle

The museum‘s educational programme “Life in the Castle” offers pupils in elementary schools, as well in classes 5 and 6, exciting glimpses into the lives of the knights and many of other aspects of life in the Middle Ages.

When pupils examine the exhibits in the permanent exhibition and the countless
materials it contains, they discover which items of clothing went into making a genuine suit of armour, which duties and ideals a knight followed, what everyday life was like at the castle, and what people ate, drank and played there. And, of course, they learn all about the purpose of a knight‘s castle and its structure, why the knights died out in the end, and why their castles fell into ruin.

On request, the blacksmith will demonstrate his craft in the museum in the old Bleiwäsche Smithy, which has been faithfully restored to its original state.

For pupils in school years 1 to 6

  • Bookable: all-year
  • Duration: 1.5 h; forge
  • demonstration: ca. 45 min.
  • Price: 50 € plus admission per person (1 €), smith‘s presentation: 35 €

For infos and admission details please call 0049 (0)2955 7622-0

General Contact

Kreismuseum Wewelsburg

Burgwall 19
33142 Büren-Wewelsburg
Germany

Tel. 0049 (0)2955 7622-0
Fax 0049 (0)2955 7622-22
Mail: nfwwlsbrgd

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