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The Saxony-Anhalt Museum Association

Museums Saxony-Anhalt

Museum Wilheim von Kügelgen


Stadtmuseum Wilhelm von Kügelgen Kügelgenzimmer

The museum is in a simple Baroque palais at the Schlossplatz and is part of a historical complex of buildings like palace, theatre and the palace garden. The visitor is introduced vividly to the history of the town Ballenstedt. A special main focus lays on the time of the Princes and Dukes of Anhalt-Bernburg (1786-1863).
The visitor’s attention is drawn to painter and author Wilhelm von Kügelgen who wrote “Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Mannes” by a special exhibition with paintings and personal objects from the artist’s estate.
Another exhibition informs about the way of life and the methods of working in the lower parts of the Harz mountains in Anhalt in the 19th up to the middle of the 20th century.