Local history museum Hohegeiß

Short facts

  • Braunlage OT Hohegeiß

Explore the culture of the Harz mountains!

Learn exciting history about the amazing mountain village Hohegeiß in the Harz mountains!

Our museum of local history is located in the "Alte Pfarre", the oldest house in Hohegeiß.
Already the building reflects the history of the village: It is a half-timbered house, which has been left almost entirely in its original state.

Wide floorboards, an old smokehouse and also the old laundry room are still preserved.
A half-timbered building has been covered with a glass pane during renovation work, so that you can see how it was built at that time.

In the rooms there are furniture and tools from past centuries and in the "Guten Stube" you can even get married in a civil ceremony.

Experience in thematically divided rooms exciting stories about the questions:

- Why did the inner-German border run right along the village?
- How did Hohegeiß come to be founded in 1444?
- What was the importance of mining for copper and iron ores?
- How did the inhabitants earn their living?
- How did tourism begin?

These and many other questions will be answered during your visit or during a guided tour in our museum of local history. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Museumsverein Hohegeiß e.V.

Lange Straße 54

38700 Braunlage OT Hohegeiß


Phone: +49 5583 / 389

Mobile: +49 5583 / 241


General information

The museum is open from May to the beginning of November, during the Christmas vacations and from the end of January to the beginning of February.
To arrange special opening hours or a guided tour, please contact the Tourist Information Office.
Price info

Adults 2,00 Euro

Youths (10-17 y.) 0,50 Euro

Children free

School classes 0,50 Euro per pupil

For a guided tour in the museum of local history there is an additional charge of 10,00 Euro to the entrance fee.

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