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German Horticultural Museum

The German Horticultural Museum is situated in the listed Cyriaksburg Castle in the very centre of the Erfurt egapark.

The permanent exhibition in this museum, which is unique in Germany, displays on around 1,500 square metres a number of topics from the history of horticulture and garden design. The exhibition rooms are designed like stage sets to suit the topic concerned. All the visitor's senses are addressed and there are many items offering visitors the opportunity of playing an active role and gaining new insights.

Exhibits of particular interest are, for example, the valuable historic apple-variety cabinet dating from the 19th century, a functioning model for climate control in a greenhouse and an oversized "kinetic plant", which demonstrates the significance of photosynthesis in an imaginative way.

The exhibition programme is complemented by special exhibitions changing annually and by specialist talks and workshops.

Opening hours

Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

July to September: opened also Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

November to February: groups by prior appointment only

Detailed information

  • culture/history
  • natural history
  • educational programmes for school classes


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Drinks bar
  • Language: German
  • Family- and child-friendly



Contact information

Cyriaksburg/ Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum Cyriaksburg

Gothaer Str. 50
99094 Erfurt

Telephone: +49 (0) 3 61 22 399 0
Fax: +49 (0) 3 61 22 399 13

Contact: Dr. Harald Bischoff

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