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Kreismuseum Wewelsburg

Kreismuseum Wewelsburg

The Kreismuseum Wewelsburg is the museum of the district of Paderborn in the Wewelsburg.

It was inaugurated in 1925 as the homeland museum of the former district of Büren. The Wewelsburg was in possession of the SS between 1934 and 1945 who wanted to set up a meeting centre for their highest-ranking officers. Re-established after World War II as a district museum, it today includes the "Historische Museum des Hochstifts Paderborn" [Historic Museum of the Prince-Bishopric of Paderborn] (history of the Paderborner region until first integration of the former Prince-Bishopric of Paderborn into the Kingdom of Prussia in 1802/03) and the "Erinnerungs- und Gedenkstätte Wewelsburg 1933 – 1945" with the permanent exhibition "Ideologie und Terror der SS".

How to get here


Burgwall 19, 33142 Büren-Wewelsburg


How to get here

Own car park


Public transport

Bus routes S61, Sk1 and 461 stop at Wewelsburg.
The S61 express bus travels regularly from Paderborn main railway station (in the direction of the airport) to Büren-Wewelsburg, bus stop "Kreismuseum".


Visit website

Opening hours

Tuesdays – Fridays: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10 am - 6 pm

Last entry: 30 minutes before closing!

Closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year's Eve and New Year.


Wewelsburg 1933 – 1945  Erinnerungs- und Gedenkstätte [memorial site]

Historisches Museum des Hochstifts Paderborn

Adults € 3

children/reduced: € 1.50

family ticket: € 6

Eat and Drink

Café restaurant "Zur Wewelsburg" in the former guard house on the castle forecourt.


Erinnerungs- und Gedenkstätte

(1) Erinnerungs- und Gedenkstätte 1933-1945

Historisches Museum Bielefeld

(2) Historisches Museum