Town Museum Einbeck

Re-discover town history

Einbeck is a town with eight hundred years of history and rich in tradition. In the TownMuseum (StadtMuseum), various exhibitions offer you information on life and work of our citizens. How did people in Einbeck live back then, how did they heat and cook, and what belonged into every household in Einbeck? In the CyclingHouse (RadHaus), one of the Germany’s latest cycling museums,you will interactively learn more about the history of bicycles and August Stukenbrok - Einbeck’s bicycle constructor and owner of the first mail order company. Furthermore, there are attractive changing special exhibitions time and time again.

For young visitors, the TownMuseum has costumes and games on hand. There are various hands-on experimentation stations where visitors can experience old things, techniques and work methods. Write your name in old hand lettering with feather and ink on real vat paper. Try-on the bell garment of a moneyer apprentice or smell the odour of the medieval town!

CyclingHouse (RadHaus)

At the cycling exhibition in the TownMuseum (StadtMuseum), you will learn about the first running machine of Freiherr von Drais, about bone shakers and high wheels. Marvel at famous street racers and their victories, hear about spectacular trips around the world and learn what Einbeck’s bicycle constructor and mail order company founder August Stukenbrok had in common with eBay.




Einbeck's timber-framed architecture

Einbeck’s urban landscape is characterised by the mighty town houses of the time between 1541 and 1612 that were built in the timer-frame construction method and ornamented with numerous decorative wood carvings. Wealthy house owners displayed on the richly designed facades their education and theological position further to purely decorative carvings. Get to know the typical regional timber-framed construction method here.

© StadtMuseum Einbeck

Beer history

Our Ainpöckisch beer was already famous in mediaeval times and gave its name to today’s popular bock beer. In more than 700 houses with gruit (brewing) rights, the tasty brew was prepared in Einbeck – even Till Eulenspiegel is supposed to have been part of it! The Hanseatic League to that Einbeck belonged in those times took care of safe transport of the heavy barrels across Europe. Here , you will discover Germany’s oldest beer barrel and learn about its curious history. Furthermore, you will learn with pictures and sound more about the great beer trek to Munich in 1969 and the history of Einbeck’s brewery.

Blue Dye Printing Einbeck

The invention of blue dye printing was the answer to the import of precious colonial goods, especially coloured printed fabric from India at the beginning of the 17th century. At that time, dyers changed to blue dye printers. The production process remains mysterious – turning it blue. We give away how it is done.

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© StadtMuseum Einbeck


The exhibition in the TownMuseum (StadtMuseum) portrays life and work of a genius scientist and examines pharmacy in the 18th and 19th century. We tell you about the world-famous discovery of morphine by Einbeck’s chemist Friedrich Wilhelm Sertürner – until today one of the most effective medicines against terrible pain. You will marvel at what was sold as medicine in the times of Sertürner.

Mint cabinet

The history of money in the region of south Lower Saxony is exemplary explained starting in the Middle Ages. From 1430, when the city bought the mint right of the Welfish sovereign, Einbeck had its own mint offering an advantageous source of income until 1674. The extensive coin collection displays mintages from Einbeck as well as sovereign coinages and informs on monetary contexts in the early modern period.

© StadtMuseum Einbeck
© StadtMuseum Einbeck

Arrived - Received

After the World War II, Einbeck changed a lot due to refugees and displaced people, overall from the region of Silesia. In the Patschkauer Heimatstube the focus is on their quick and successful integration and Einbeck’s economic growth from 1950 onwards. On that basis, an exhibition designed by pupils resulted showing the changes of the city due to the movement of many refugees and displaced people over time until today.

Middle Ages

Einbeck is one of the best studied medieval and early-modern cities in northern Germany! The exhibition displays the city’s origins around St. Alexandri Collegiate Church, the development of market, council and citizenship, trade and commerce and the origin of the city fortifications. Special focus is placed on medieval pottery and contemporary construction, especially the equipment of medieval kitchens.


© StadtMuseum Einbeck
© StadtMuseum Einbeck


The region surrounding Einbeck is rich in prehistoric heritage from the last 10,000 years. Outstanding discoveries are collective burials from the time around 3,000 BC, so-called dead huts. Three of them, from the districts Odagsen (Einbeck city) and Großenrode (Moringen city) were systematically researched by excavation.

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