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Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum

Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum

The Ostpreußische Landesmuseum collects and carries out research about the history, culture and landscapes of the former Province of East Prussia that today belongs to Poland, Russia and Lithuania.

It presents and displays the entire history and culture of the region in an entertaining and family-friendly way. Presentations also focus on the everyday life of the population (fishing, agriculture, Trakehner horses) and art (painting, ceramics and amber-working) as well as science (Kant, Copernicus, Herder). A strong accent is placed on communication via museum-educational activities that enable both adults and children special access to the topics. This is currently being restructured and modernised. From August 2018 it will have a new appearance and also a Baltic-German department.

The Duchy of Prussia and subsequent East Prussia form the name-giving ancestral homeland of the Kingdom of Prussia. As the only state museum dedicated to East Prussia, the collection is structured across epochs and topics. It includes an important collection of visual art (painting, graphics and sculptures) including Lovis Corinth, Käthe Kollwitz, painters of the Nidden artists' colony and the Königsberg Academy of Art. Important works of Königsberg Baroque goldsmith's art, amber works of the 17th century up until state amber manufacture of the 20th century and Cadina majolica are focused on by the artisan department. The historic department ranges from the Middle Ages, the Prussian coronation and the conflicts of Prussia with Napoleon to the special collection covering escape, expulsion and integration.  

Reduced offers during the reconstruction phase:
"Geheimnisse des Bernsteins/The Secrets of Amber" children's birthday for children from 5 to 12 years old: discover the secrets of amber with a microscope and polish a raw amber stone (duration 2 hours, price € 75 incl. material and entry)
Children's birthday "Edle Ritter und schöne Burgfräuleins/Noble Knights and Beautiful Damsels" for children from 6 to 9 years old: an adventurous trip through time to the Middle Ages including dressing up, acting and making a felt bag + raw amber. Younger children make a knight's coat of arms from clay (duration 2 hours, price € 75 incl. material and entry)

How to get here


Heiligengeiststraße 38, 21335 Lüneburg


How to get here

From Hamburg: A 7 towards Hanover until Maschener Kreuz; from Maschener Kreuz onto the A 39 in the direction of Lüneburg, exit B 209 Lübeck/Adendorf/Lüneburg in the direction of Lüneburg town centre

From Hanover: A 7 in the direction of Hamburg, exit Soltau-Ost onto the B 209 in the direction of Lüneburg, exit Embsen/Barnstedt, turn left towards Rettmer/Lüneburg, follow the road until the 'Lüneburg' sign and then take the direction to the town centre.
Signs at the important roads in the town lead you to us. 

Please note:The museum does not have a visitors' car park. Please use the town's park guiding system; the next (non-free) parking spaces are "Stadtmitte" and "Theater". Because the museum is located in the historic old town district you can also leave your car there for your other town activities.


Public transport

The museum is situated less than 100 metres from the central "Am Sande" square – many bus routes in the town cross this square, also from the railway station which is about 15 minutes away on foot. You can plan your trip to us in detail on the pages of the Hamburg transport association or use the information made available by the KVG Lüneburg.  


Visit website


Opening hours

Restricted opening times during the reconstruction phase: Tues. - Sun. 12 am to 5 pm


Reduced prices during the reconstruction phase: € 3.00 / € 2.00 / € 5.00. Children below 18 years have free entry.

Eat and Drink

Museum café Bernstein: Café assortment, breakfasts, hot snacks


Rudolf Eichstaedt: Queen Luise of Prussia and Emperor Napoleon in Tilsit. Oil on canvas, around 1895

(1) Rudolf Eichstaedt: Queen Luise of Prussia and Emperor Napoleon in Tilsit, around 1895

Prussian shrine madonna from the high altar of the Church of St. Marien, Elbing, around 1400

(2) Prussian shrine madonna from the high altar of the Church of St. Marien, Elbing, around 1400

Picture Credits

(1) Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum / (2) Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum/UEK