"Frederick the Great" Army Museum displays the history of the Hohenzollern territories in Franconia from the 12th to 19th centuries which are on display in 32 glass cases. It documents the outward appearance and inner structure of an army which altered the course of history on the battlefields of 18th century Europe and focuses in particular on the time of Frederick the Great (1740-1786).The infantry and cavalry are described in detail, as well as the social structure of the troops. The main exhibits are firearms, swords, flags and paintings. The museum was established jointly with the collector and historian Bernd Windsheimer.
Already in the Middle Ages people would literally strongly dress up prior to the enjoyment of culture.
The landmarked "Kulmbacher Badhaus" is completely renovated and informs about the traditions of the bathing culture. It also provides space for changing art exhibitions.
The German museum of pewter figures at the Plassenburg is the largest in the world - 300,000 individual figures in 150 dioramas portray the history of mankind. Furthermore, the biggest diorama of the world is here. The 40 square metre diorama, which shows the destruction of Kulmbach from 1553 with 19.385 figures, entered the Guiness book of records in 1998.
"Upper Main Landscape Museum" - Numerous memorabilia and presentations lead through the west wing of Plassenburg Castle. The museum of rural life pursues artistically and culturally significant exhibits from the Upper Main region. Among its great treasures are the famous "Pörbitscher Schatz", burial mounds or the museum of spices. With computers, acustic images and videostagings the museum is particularly lively designed.
"The Hohenzollerns in Franconia" Museum - The Hohenzollerns is one of the most important German dynasties from which numerous kings and emperors emerged. An important base of their rule was the Plassenburg. The exhibition recalls that this family - former burgraves of Nuremberg - once grew up in Franconia and ruled until 1806. The historical tour deals with the princely existence and the life of the Hohenzollerns from medieval times up to the time of their rule in Prussia.