Art Museum Derneburg Castle

Changing exhibitions of contemporary art for a wide audience in a unique historical ambience.

The history of the castle near Hanover goes back almost a thousand years. For centuries it served as a nunnery and later as a monastery. In the 19th century, it became the property of the Dukes of Münster, who commissioned the renowned Hanoverian architect to convert it into a country residence. The artist Georg Baselitz acquired the property in 1970 and used it as a residence and studio for about thirty years until it was sold in 2006.

Since then, the castle and the neighboring domain have been reunited and converted into exhibition spaces. Today it is one of the largest privately owned museums open to the public in Europe, with a focus on contemporary art.

Also part of the domain are the sculpture park with works by Tracey Emin, Alicja Kwade, Jeppe Hein, Georg Baselitz and Julian Schnabel, among others, as well as the castle's own café in the cloister and the tearoom with integrated bookstore.

Art tours of selected exhibitions are available three times a day on Saturdays and Sundays at no extra charge. Historical tours of the castle grounds take place every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am.

The Derneburg Castle Art Museum is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. 

Museum Schloss Derneburg
Castle road 1
31188 Holle / OT Derneburg
Tel.: +49 151/67967825