Important information for your visit

The central access road to the Museum Island is being repaired. Please inform yourself HERE (LAGEPLAN) about the diversion. Travelling by bus and train: Schleihallenbrücke bus stop plus around under 15 minutes on foot.

The Gottorf Globe and Baroque Garden are on winter break and will not reopen until 29 March 2024.

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The Archaeological Museum Schloss Gottorf collects, maintains, researches and presents our State’s archaeological heritage. It has existed for more than 180 years and owns more than 10 million findings from 80,000 years’ human history. Therefore, it belongs to Germany’s oldest and most comprehensive archaeological collections.

The Museum maintains our State’s archaeological heritage

Due to its history, the museum owns findings from the regions of the duchies of Schleswig-Holstein and Lauenburg, the later Prussian province as well as today’s Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. The collection is constantly expanded – via new State-own archaeological findings as well as taking over private collections and legacies with a high archaeological value. 

Most of Kiel University’s ethnological collection belongs to the Archaeological Museum Schloss Gottorf’s collection. The exhibits from the Reinhardt and Johanna Guldager are noteworthy.


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