Tours at the Schlossmuseum Arnstadt

The Baroque World ASM01

Schlossmuseum (Palace Museum) including the miniature city “Mon Plaisir” and the Bach exhibition


© Foto Marschall

© Foto Marschall

With its three permanent exhibitions, the palace museum in Arnstadt proves to be a precious jewel. The miniature city “Mon Plaisir” will lead you off to experience life in a residence city of the 18th century. On the other two floors of the museum you will discover the irresistible flair of the baroque period. Along with the princely porcelain cabinet, you will also find collections of porcelain, faiences and glass goblets until the tour ends in the Bach exhibition in front of the original organ console, which Johann Sebastian Bach played himself.

We would be very happy to help you design your own individual tour.

Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours
Price:   40 – 60 €   zzgl. Eintritt


Unique Wall Hangings ASM02

Flemish tapestries from the 16th century*

© Thomas Wolf

© Thomas Wolf

What is the story behind the palace museum’s tapestries that portray apes, the only of their kind in the whole world? What roles did the city of Rome and the founder of the Netherlands play? We will investigate these and other questions during this special tour, which illustrates the political and social background of these tapestries and their commissioner. You will also learn about how these eleven tapestries were produced and restored, and about the riddle historians are still attempting to solve.

* This tour can only be booked within the duration of the special exhibition. Current schedule available upon request.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Price:   40 € zzgl. Eintritt

An eyecatcher: The Palace Museum in disguise ASM03

Discovering the historic figures painted on the facade

Since spring of 2012 parts of the facade have been covered with hand-painted fabric, the largest panel painting in the world. The artist, Christoph Hodgson lives in Arnstadt and created a homage to the city’s historic figures. Not only natives muse about the identity of some of the illustrated figures. Take a look for yourself and try to decipher them. In the process you will learn about the historical context of the portrayed individuals.


Duration: 45 minutes, outdoors
Price:   38 €