Museum of Palaeontology and Archaeology "Museum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte"
The Museum for Palaeontology and Archaeology at Willibaldsburg (castle and fortification named after St. Willibald) covers the region’s history of development from the Stone Age to the Early Middle Ages. The skeletons of a mammoth, a cave hyena, a reindeer and a double burial of the Merovingian dynasty are the greatest attractions at this museum.
ATTENTION please: Some parts of the castle are undergoing restoration works at present. The courtyard is closed. Only the botanical garden “Bastionsgarten” and the Museum’s area in the “Gemmingenbau” are open. At present visitors can access the museums and the botanical garden from the Mondscheinweg road. It is not possible to reach the castle by car and park there. The “Burgschänke” castle inn is closed. For further information please contact the security service at 0049-(0)8421-6029828.
Representative of the Celtic culture are, amongst others, a sword dating from the 4th century BCE. The finds from the Roman Age are particularly manifold, for example those from the castellum at Pfünz and the only groma (Roman survey equipment) extant north of the Alps.
Kids 17 and under, accompanied by their parents: free
Groups (minimum: 15 people): €3.00 pp (ticket also valid for Jura-Museum)
Tours bookable for €25.00 (maximum: 30 people)
April till September
Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 9:00AM till 6:00PM
October till March
Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 10:00AM till 4:00PM
Apr – Sep:
Tue – Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oct – Mar:
Tue – Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Parkmöglichkeiten für Busse an den Wochenenden
Parkmöglichkeiten für Pkw an den Wochenenden
Parkmöglichkeiten für PKW
Further attractions at Willibaldsburg: garden "hortus eystettensis"
A limited number of bus parking lots is available in the school's area at about 400 m from in the castle.