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Museum of the University of Tübingen. Ancient Cultures

Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tübingen

The University of Tübingen houses the largest number of scientific collections at a German university.

It preserves over 130 partial collections as well as unique treasures from varied fields of studies in its almost 70 specialist collections: From the Castings Collection to the Zoological Collection, from astrophysics to dentistry. On this page you will find most of the collections in their alphabetical order, with their locations and opening hours.
Experience the oldest artworks of humankind: the Ice Age figurines. Learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings,” the Egyptian sacrificial chamber, the “Tübinger Waffenläufer“ – a bronze statuette of a hoplite runner, and the plaster casts of classical sculptures in the Rittersaal. These world renowned archaeological collections of the University of Tübingen are open to the public in the Hohentübingen Castle. Over 4,000 objects are on display on 2,000m². In the summer of 2017, the Swabian Alb caves with the oldest artwork will most likely also receive the UNESCO World Heritage Site status (“Caves with the oldest Ice Age art”). The Museum in Hohentübingen Castle is funded by friends of the museum, an association established by the museum for support and funding.


Alte Kulturen | Sammlungen im Schloss Hohentübingen Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tübingen

OPENING HOURS Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm

GUIDED TOURS ‘Sunday at 3;’ groups and school classes by appointment CONTACT Frank Duerr M.A. and Sigrid Schumacher museum@uni-tuebingen.de | +49-(0)7071-2977384

Erwachsene 5,00 €
Kinder, Schüler, Studenten, Rentner, Schwerbehinderte 3,00 €
Familienkarte 12,00 €
Tübinger Studierende frei


MUT im Schloss Hohentübingen
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen

Phone 07071/2977384