Hessian State Museum

Museum in Kassel

Hessian State Museum
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The Hessisches Landesmuseum, also known as the Hessian State Museum, is a museum in Kassel that displays a variety of artworks and artifacts related to the cultural and natural history of Hesse. The museum’s collections are spread across three locations in Kassel, including the main museum building at the Brüder-Grimm-Platz, the Museum Fridericianum, and the Neue Galerie.

The museum’s collections include prehistoric and early historical artifacts, artworks from the Middle Ages to the present day, natural history specimens, and ethnographic objects. The Hessian Landesmuseum is especially known for its extensive collection of works by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, which are housed in the Neue Galerie. Other highlights of the museum’s collections include the oldest surviving globe of the earth (the Erdapfel) and the portrait of Philip II of Hesse by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

The Hessian Landesmuseum also hosts temporary exhibitions on a regular basis, focusing on various themes related to the cultural history of Hesse and beyond. The museum is open to the public every day except Mondays.

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Visiting Hessian State Museum


Tue–Sun and public holidays

10 am–5 pm


Adults: 6 €

Address: Hessian State Museum, Kassel, Brüder-Grimm-Platz, Kassel, Germany
Duration: 40 minutes

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