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Ruhla Museum of Tobacco Pipes and Museum of Town History

From the early 18th to the end of the 19th century, the hill town of Ruhla was a centre of Thuringian tobacco pipe manufacture. The museum includes a large collection of tobacco pipes, made of  clay, porcelain, wood and meerschaum. Another focus of the collection is the forging of weapons and knives, which also has a great and significant tradition in Ruhla. The museum itself is housed in one of the town's oldest and most beautiful half-timbered houses (1613/1614). The town is presented in 15 exhibition rooms, together with the history of its trades and industries. 

Opening hours

Tuesday: 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 13:00
Thursday: 14:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:00
Saturday: 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00

Open March-November

Dec.-Feb. by prior appointment, call +49(0)36929 89013

Detailed information

  • culture/history


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Guided tour without appointment
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Language: German



Contact information

Ruhlaer Tabakpfeifenmuseum und Museum für Stadtgeschichte

Obere Lindenstr. 29/31
99842 Ruhla

Telephone: +49 (0) 36929 89014
Fax: +49 (0) 36929 89022

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