The collection of the Egyptian Institute was planned to present the life of the Egyptians and their religious beliefs as widespread as possible.
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 54 25 333
One of the largest archaeological collections assembled at a German university, the holdings provide a broad overview of Antique Mediterranean cultures from 3,000 BC through to the time of the Roman Empire.
Antikenmuseum und Abgußsammlung
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 54 25 12
When it comes to Bonsai trees and plants, this center has something for everyone. The term “bonsai” stands for a tree or shrubbery which is planted in a flat bowl and shaped and groomed so that it looks similar to a large tree. Visitors can also enjoy viewing colourful koi carp in special ponds and even buy the koi of their choice.
Mannheimer Straße 401, Heidelberg-Wieblingen
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 75 70 762
Heidelberg’s Carl Bosch Museum and its futuristic Museum am Ginkgo offer highly interesting glimpses into the life of the Heidelberg Nobel Prize laureate Carl Bosch (1874 – 1940). The Museum am Ginkgo annex provides additional space for special exhibits.
Carl Bosch Museum
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21 60 36 16
The German Pharmacy Museum's collection of over 20.000 objects represents the rich history of medical sciences, especially the history of pharmacy. Housed in one of Germany's architectural landmarks, the Heidelberg Castle, their collection is worldwide the largest and finest in existence, spanning two thousand years of pharmacy history.
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 2 58 80
Housed in a converted church building, Europe’s only packaging museum features outstanding specimens from the history of packaging. The package of the products mirrors the development of our society. The various functions of uses for packaging are presented as well as their historical development.
Hauptstraße 22 (Innenhof)
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 2 13 61
The exhibitions impressively document the history of the persecution of the Sinti and Roma during the Nazi era. First-hand accounts by survivors and their biographies are the focal point of the permanent exhibition.
Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 98 11 02
Under the direction of the young Dane Johan Holten, one of Germany’s oldest art societies, has set itself the task of discovering international art and putting it on display in the context of current events. The Heidelberg Art Society received the ADKV-Art Cologne Prize in 2009. When presenting the award the Work Group of German Art Societies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine) praised Heidelberg society’s “excellent exhibition practice and program for attracting people to art.”
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 18 40 86
Palatinate Museum - The museum's collections of art and cultural history are located in the Palais Morass built in 1712. The museum's attractions include portraits of the Prince Electors, an outstanding collection of coins, and the famous collection of Frankenthal porcelain. The pride of the museum's gallery of sculptures and paintings (15th-20th century) is Tilman Riemenschneider's "Windsheim Altar" dated 1509, depicting the Twelve Apostles. Another focal point of the museum is the documentation of Heidelberg's history.
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 58 34 020
The scientific collection presents rock formations typical for Heidelberg and the surrounding area. The most prominent exhibit at the museum is the lower jaw of homo erectus heidelbergensis. Discovered near Heidelberg in Mauer, Germany in 1907, the “Heidelberg Man” find was long considered the oldest human fossil in Europe.
Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie
Im Neuenheimer Feld 235
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 54 60 47
The museum specializes in ecclesiastical art from the 17th to 19th century. The permanent exhibition documents the work of the Jesuits in the Palatinate. A special attraction is a large silver Madonna by Johann Ignaz Saller (1736).
Museum für sakrale Kunst und Liturgie
Merianstraße 1 (Jesuitenkirche)
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 16 63 91
This mansion in the Old Town holds a unique collection of “20th-century Primitive Art” featuring so-called primitive works by amateur artists. A visit to the “Haus Cajeth” is handled as an insider tip and is highly recommended. The adjoining bookshop has a wide selection of books as well as regular exhibitions of works by promising artists still to be heard from.
Museum Haus Cajeth
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 2 44 66
President Friedrich Ebert Memorial - The memorial reminds of Friedrich Ebert, born in 1871, who was the first president of the Weimar Republic. The house where he was born, which is open to the public, tells the story about the turbulent life of the tailor's son and forms the memorial's core. The permanent exhibition: "The life and Times of Friedrich Ebert" transmits a lively picture of his life with the aid of photos, objects and medial installations. It also gives insight to the era of the German Empire and Weimar Republic.
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 9 10 70
This internationally unique collection features the artistic works of patients at psychiatric asylums from around 1900. The works were collected by Hans Prinzhorn, physician and art historian. The collection includes about 5000 pieces of art, majoritarian pencil and crayon drawings as well as paintings with watercolour or oil, fabrics and wood sculptures.
Voßstraße 2 (Alt-Klinikum)
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 56 44 92
There are 17 large, free-standing sculptures by important 20th and 21st century German and international artists in the small English garden of Heidelberg University Hospital’s Orthopedics Department. Temporary exhibitions are regularly shown in addition to the garden sculptures.
Schlierbacher Landstraße 200a, Heidelberg-Schlierbach
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 38 02 101
From 1778 to 1914 students were put in the university lockup for “minor infractions" like nocturnal disturbance. Many passed the time in confinement by carving drawings and sayings into the detention room walls. These “works of art” can be seen to this very day.
Alte Universität, Augustinergasse 2
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 54 35 54
Founded by Heidelberg manufacturer Max Berk, the Textile Collection is housed in the former Lutheran church in the Ziegelhausen district of Heidelberg. The collection includes women’s attire, antique patchwork quilts from England and the US, as well as textile garments from India, Bali, and South America. Moreover, the regular special exhibitons, for example the European Quilt-Triennale, serve as attractions.
Textilmuseum Max Berk
Brahmsstraße 8, Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 80 03 17
The University Library stands out with its red sandstone façade adorned with various figures and scenes. Busts of famous scholars are on display on the stairway landings. There is also a regular schedule of temporary exhibitions for visitors. The library’s “Codex Manesse,” a world-famous collection of songs once part of the “Bibliotheca Palatina” holdings, draws many visitors.
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 54 23 80
Pictures and exhibits in the three rooms of the museum depict the history of the University. Now-famous alumni once defended their dissertation theses in the Old Hall - oday this hall serves as the banquet hall of Heidelberg's University. Visitors can piece together the history of Germany’s oldest university by viewing paintings on the walls and ceilings.
Alte Universität, Grabengasse 1
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/54 35 93
The collections in the Palais Weimar encompass works of art and ethnographic artifacts from Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Temporary exhibits regularly present art and culture from various regions of the world.
Völkerkundemuseum (Palais Weimar)
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 2 20 67
The University of Heidelberg’s Zoology Museum offers exhibits on animal geography as well as the theory of systematics and comparative anatomy. Further areas are tribal history, the evolutionary history of humankind and the protection of species.
Im Neuenheimer Feld 230
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/ 54 55 56