Museum Eckernförde

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Museum Eckernförde
Museum Eckernförde in the old town hall
place Eckernförde coordinates: 54 ° 28 ′ 17.5 ″  N , 9 ° 50 ′ 9.3 ″  EWorld icon
opening 1975
City of Eckernförde
Dorothee Bieske
ISIL DE-MUS-039310

The Museum Eckernförde , together with the city archive, sees itself as a (cultural) historical memory of the city of Eckernförde . The museum is run by the city and is housed in the old town hall. The Museumsverein Eckernförde e. V. provides personal and financial support.


The museum's permanent collection shows the history of the city and its cultural, historical and economic features. For example, the results of archaeological and historical urban research and changes to the cityscape will be presented. The section “Bathing life then and now” shows the significant history of the city of Eckernförde as a Baltic seaside resort.

Since 2012, a historical model railway system of the "Eckernförde Railway Friends Meeting" has been on display in the museum. The layout shows the local train station and its surroundings at the time of 1951, when the Eckernförde circular railways were still running and the port still had a siding.

The museum is home to the archives of the painters Carl Bössenroth and Max Linienbach as well as the Immo Wesnigk s electrical collection .


The Eckernförde Museum was founded in 1975 as the Eckernförde Local History Museum and initially had exhibition rooms in the former Willers-Jessen School until the move to the Old Town Hall .

Before that, there were exhibitions on Eckernförde's town history, including materials from the Eckernförde town archive. The first took place from August 15, 1954 to September 5, 1954 in the auditorium of the Eckernförde building school ; 3000 visitors were counted. The exhibition was organized by the school principal and city archivist Hans Jessen , who later also became the first museum director.

The earliest efforts to set up a Eckernförde museum date back to 1906 (proposal to set up a museum room in what would later become the Jungmannschule ), 1909, 1911, 1916 (provision of the St. Johannis-Loge's own collection for a museum to be set up) and 1918 (foundation an association for the collection of exhibits for a local museum). In the 1930s, suggestions followed for the partial use of Clausen's villa (1932; today: Das Haus ), for the use of the Girls' School (1937; today: City Archives) or the Schärff house on Rathausmarkt (1937) as a museum location. In 1960 the merchant Sieck offered the Otte'schen granary, which he owned in 1723, on Langebrückstrasse free of charge for use as a museum building; nevertheless this project failed due to cost reasons.

The Eckernförde Museum has been located in the city's former town hall since 1987. Individual exhibitions in the museum, such as the Forgotten and Ousted exhibition on history during the Nazi dictatorship, were housed outside the old town hall building.

Museum director

  • Hans Jessen 1975–1991
  • Uwe Beitz 1991–2016
  • Dorothee Bieske from 2016

Old town hall Eckernförde

Copper engraving by Braun / Hogenberg, Eckernförde: detail with town hall, town hall market, St. Nicolaikirche, St. Nicolaistraße - end of the 16th century
The old town hall Eckernfördes 2005
The old town building office to the left of the main building of the old town hall

The old town hall, in which the Museum Eckernförde is housed today, is considered to be the most important secular building in the city and is a cultural monument entered in the " Directory of registered cultural monuments of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (except Lübeck) ". The building is also an exhibit of the museum. a. the old town hall of the town hall has been returned to its original size of 210 square meters and 29 meters in length.

The original half-timbered house was built in the middle of the 15th century either as a town hall or an armory . During the first expansion around 1560, the double-arched passage between Rathausmarkt and Kirchplatz was created. In 1588, the 29-meter-long citizens' hall on the upper floor was expanded. It used to be used, among other things, as a meeting room for the council assembly, for the all-rounders of the citizens, for the guilds and guilds, for legal proceedings, for wedding events. Presumably in the years 1760 to 1763 the town hall was extended up to Kurzebrückstraße (now Kieler Straße). The outside staircase was built in 1836/37 according to the design of the Eckernförde Senator and painter Hans Friedrich Baasch .

A council wine cellar has been located on the ground floor since at least the 18th century. The painter Asmus Carstens began an apprenticeship as a cooper or as a wine merchant there around 1770 . Today the "Ratskeller" restaurant is located there.

Special exhibitions (selection)

  • April 29 - August 5, 2018: The Nidden artists' colony - landscape full of light and color - with the support of the East Prussian State Museum Lüneburg
  • February 10 to April 14, 2019: In different shoes - correspondence on Bob Dylan
  • April 28 - July 14, 2019: Heath, moor and birch - Otto Modersohn and the Worpsweder
  • 28 July - 22 September 2019: Mariazo - Anthropocene - Plastic Sea Garbage Collages
  • October 13, 2019 - January 5, 2019: THONET - furniture that makes history

Web links

Commons : Museum Eckernförde  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c
  5. ^ Richard Bruges: A walk through the exhibition 'Eckernförde Stadtgeschichte' , In: Heimatgemeinschaft des Kreis Eckernförde eV, yearbook of the Heimatgemeinschaft des Kreis Eckernförde 1954 , Eckernförde 1954, pp. 33 ff., 33 f.
  6. first Sandkrug School , then Albert Schweitzer School
  7. Uwe Beitz: From the collection to the museum: 10 years of the Eckernförde local history museum in the old town hall . In: Heimatgemeinschaft Eckernförde eV: Yearbook of the Heimatgemeinschaft Eckernförde eV , 1997 edition, pages 13 ff.
  8. see list of cultural monuments in Eckernförde
  10. ^ Address book and business manual for the city and district of Eckernförde, page III; Published by C. Heldt's Buchhandlung, 1897
  11. ^ Address book and business manual for the city and district of Eckernförde, page III; Published by C. Heldt's Buchhandlung, 1897
  13. http: //www.ratskeller-eckernfö
  14. Manfred E. Fritsche: Land of Luminosity - The Nidden artists' colony in the Eckernförde Museum. In: Retrieved January 1, 2020 (edition 1393).
  15. In Different Shoes - Correspondence with Bob Dylan., accessed on January 4, 2020 .
  16. Heide, Moor und Birken - Otto Modersohn and the Worpsweder., accessed on January 4, 2020 .
  17. Mariazo - Anthropocene - Plastic Sea Garbage Collages., accessed on January 4, 2020 .
  18. THONET - furniture that makes history., accessed on January 4, 2020 .