Welcome to the State Museum!
We look forward to seeing you and wish you a pleasant stay. Please note the regulations necessary in the current situation as well as further information.
We recommend that you book a time slot ticket in our online ticket shop before your visit.
Due to the current measures to contain the coronavirus, the exhibitions, guided tours and events are subject to the respective legal requirements. Please inform yourself in advance here or by calling our visitor services staff on weekdays at +49 345 5247-361 and +49 345 5247-465 or outside these times at the museum reception at +49 345 5247-30.
The duration of annual passes already purchased and valid during the lockdown periods (museum closure) will be extended by the corresponding times.
State Museum of Prehistory
06114 Halle (Saale)
Telephone: +49 345 5247-30
Telefax: +49 345 5247-351
Due to the current measures to contain the coronavirus, the exhibitions, guided tours and events are subject to the respective legal requirements. Please consult the current visitor information in advance or call our visitor services staff on weekdays or the museum reception outside these times on +49 345 5247-30.
Monika Bode and Sven Koch
Telephone: +49 345 5247-361 or -465
Telefax: +49 345 5247-503
Due to urgent renovation measures, noise disturbances are to be expected temporarily until and including spring/summer 2022. In addition, in individual cases certain exhibits will not be on display for a short time. We apologise for this inconvenience and wish you a pleasant time in our exhibition.
The original of the Nebra Sky Disc is on tour. From 17 February to 17 July 2022, it is on loan to the exhibition ›The world of Stonehenge‹ at the British Museum in London. From 6 August to 18 September 2022, it will be on display as part of the exhibition ›De Nebraschijf – De ontdekking van de hemel‹ at the Drents Museum (Assen, The Netherlands). During its absence until the beginning of October 2022, the master copy of the Sky Disc will be on display at the State Museum.
Tuesday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, 10.00 to 18.00.
Mondays: advance reservation required (groups, guided tours).
The museum is closed on 24 December 2022 and 31 December 2022.
|Children/adolescents (0–18 years)||free admission|
|Groups (from 10 people)||5.00 € per person|
|Annual passes (individual)||35.00 €|
|Audio guides||3.00 €|
Please note: The annual passes are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. The duration of annual passes already purchased and valid during the lockdown periods (museum closure) will be extended by the corresponding times.
|Up to 15 people||60.00 € flat-rate|
|Every extra person||4.00 €|
|For school classes||2.50 € per person|
Groups of 10 people or more benefit from our reduced admission price. Tour guides and bus drivers do not have to pay entrance fees. The bus can be parked directly in front of the museum. If you would like a coffee break for your entire group, please contact us. We will gladly reserve a separate room for you or cover a separate room for large groups, provided that the applicable hygiene regulations permit this. You can find more information about the offers for travel groups here.
At tickets.landesmuseum-vorgeschichte.de we offer you the opportunity to purchase day and annual passes (also as coupons) for the State Museum and to make bookings for our events.
Day tickets are valid for a specific time slot, which you can select in the booking system. We also offer coupons for day tickets and annual passes online, which you can either give as a gift or use yourself at the museum ticket office. Free time slot tickets for annual passes and coupon holders as well as regular free tickets can also be booked online. Please bring your purchased tickets or coupons printed out or on your smartphone with you to your visit to the State Museum.
If you would like to purchase tickets, please select ›Time slot tickets‹. Please now select the desired date and time slot. Dates that are already fully booked will be greyed out and time slots that are no longer available will be hidden. Please now select the tickets and additional services you require. Your selected options are now in the shopping basket and can be paid for.
Annual passes and coupons
If you would like to purchase annual passes or coupons, please select ›Coupons‹. Annual passes and coupons are paid for online and can be redeemed at the museum ticket office or online. Please now select the desired date and coupon category. Your selected options are now in the shopping basket and can be paid for.
If you are interested in a specific event, please select one of the offers under ›Events‹. Please select the desired date. Dates that are already fully booked are greyed out. Please enter the desired number of participants. Please note that for many events an additional ticket must be purchased. Your selected options are now in the shopping basket and can be paid for.
The State Museum is located in the Giebichenstein district of the city of Halle (Saale) and can preferably be reached by public transport. Unfortunately, the parking facilities in the area of the State Museum are very limited. Please bear this in mind if arriving by car.
If you are travelling by train, please select the destination ›Halle (Saale) Hbf‹. At the main railway station you can reach the tram stop of the same name in front of the main exit. From there, take Tram Line 7 in the direction of ›Kröllwitz‹ to the ›Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte‹ stop. Travel time is about 15 minutes.
Further information on train connections can be found at Deutsche Bahn (German Railways).
You can easily reach the State Museum with different tram lines:
Tram 7 – stop ›Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte‹ (State Museum of Prehistory)
Tram 3 and Tram 12 – stop ›Reileck‹. From there it is about a five minute walk to the State Museum.
Further information on tram connections can be found at Hallesche Verkehrs-AG.
Coming to Halle (Saale) from the north or the east please use the A 14 motorway. At exit 17 ›Halle/Peißen‹ change to the B 100 in the direction of Halle-Zentrum. The ›Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte‹ (State Museum of Prehistory) is regularly signposted along the route. The signs ›Zentrum‹ and ›Reileck‹ also lead you towards the State Museum.
Coming to Halle (Saale) from the south or the west please use the A 143 motorway. At exit 3 ›Halle-Neustadt‹, change to the B 80 in the direction of Halle-Zentrum. The ›Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte‹ (State Museum of Prehistory) is regularly signposted along the route. The signs ›Zentrum‹ and ›Reileck‹ also lead you towards the State Museum.
Unfortunately, there are only limited parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the State Museum of Prehistory.
Please use the park-and-ride facilities in Kröllwitz and Trotha. At both locations you can take a tram to the State Museum.
Another parking option is the car park at the Bergzoo Halle (Mountain Zoo). From the tram stop ›Zoo‹ you can reach the State Museum via Tram Line 3 in the direction of ›Beesen‹ or Tram Line 12 in the direction of ›Hauptbahnhof‹. On both these lines, the exit is at the ›Reileck‹ stop and involves a five minute walk to the State Museum.
There are two disabled parking spaces in the street ›Mozartstrasse‹ behind the State Museum on both sides of the gateway entrance.
Coaches can park in the Ernestusstrasse directly in front of the main entrance of the State Museum on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. In this case, please register early.
All exhibition areas can be visited also by people with special needs. We are a barrier-free museum. Access for people with reduced mobility is at the side entrance of the museum, Richard-Wagner-Strasse 9. There are two disabled parking spaces in the Mozartstrasse behind the State Museum on both sides of the gateway entrance.
Specific offers are available for people with special needs to experience the exhibition of the State Museum and to discover the many treasures of Saxony-Anhalt.
Photography in the permanent exhibition is permitted, provided it is used for non-commercial, private purposes and without the use of flash or stands. Different rules may apply to temporary exhibitions and items on loan from other museums and collections. This is indicated in the given case.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the State Museum.
The audio tours for our permanent exhibition are available in German, English, and French at the cash desk. For our high-quality equipment, we ask for a deposit (for example: driving licence, identity card or similar).
Alternatively, we also offer our audio guide as an app for use on your private devices:
For downloading the apps on site during your visit, free Wi-Fi is available in the State Museum.
Please use your private device with headphones in the exhibitions.
Please understand that due to the particular spatial conditions children's prams and buggies can be taken into the permanent exhibition, but not into the temporary exhibition rooms. Two baby carriers are available to borrow free of charge at the museum cash desk.
The museum cafeteria can be used for feeding infants (if space is available). Furthermore, there is a baby changing facility in the disabled toilet on the ground floor.
The house rules serve to make your visit to our museum as pleasant as possible. The house rules are binding for all visitors. By entering the museum building you accept our regulations and all other measures made to maintain operational safety. Additional rules apply for the duration of the government measures to contain the coronavirus.