Jagdhaus Gabelbach im Sommer
© Stadtverwaltung Ilmenau

Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach

Built in 1783 as a ducal guesthouse, it was the scenery of glittering parties. Goethe, too, stayed often here, but he didn't share the hunting-fever of his Duke. Today it is a museum and Goethe memorial with unique hunting exhibits. Visitors will also learn about Goethe's scientific studies.

Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach
Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach

Opening hours

Winter opening hours 1st Nov. - 30th Apr.
Monday & Tuesday closed
Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm cet./cest.
Public Holidays 10am - 4pm cet./cest.
1st Jan., 24th Dec. & 31st Dec. closed
Summer opening hours 1st May - 31st Oct.
Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm cet./cest.
Public Holidays 10am - 5pm cet./cest.

Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time.


Ticket Prices

Adults (including Pensioners) 6,00 €
(pupils, students, trainees, disabled persons, volunteers, welfare recipients of Ilmenau)
3,00 €
Children up to 14 years + one accompanying person per child
Groups of at least 10 people
Shared Ticket
4,00 €
Groups of at least 10 people (reduced)
Shared Ticket
2,00 €

Combination ticket
for one person, allowing entry to these three museums GoetheStadtMuseum Ilmenau, Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach & Museum Goethehaus Stützerbach

12,00 €
Annual Ticket (12 months)
for one person, unlimited access to these three museums
GoetheStadtMuseum Ilmenau, Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach & Museum Goethehaus Stützerbach
22,00 €

Thüringer Wald Card (weitere Informationen unter www.thueringer-waldcard.de)

3,00 €

weimar card plus (weitere Informationen here)

Members of
International Council of Museums (ICOM), 
German Museum Association,
Museum Association Thuringia e.V.,
"Förder- und Freundeskreis Goethemuseum und Goethegesellschaft Ilmenau-Stützerbach e. V." and "Förderverein 'GoetheStadtMuseum Ilmenau' e. V."

Groups, espacially school classes and tourist groups, are asked for reservation, even if no guided tour is required.


Guided Tours

Would you like to book a tour? Just ask in the tourist office "Ilmenau-Information".

Tel.: +49 3677 600 300
Email: stadtinfo@ilmenau.de
Address: Am Markt 1, 98693 Ilmenau


WEB-Audioguide auf eigenem Smartphone

Do you want to know more about our exhibition? Use our digital Audioguide with the help of your own smartphone - whether during your virtual visit or on site.

No app is required to use it, you only need to follow the link. To change the language, click the earth icon below.

Please don't forget to bring along your own headphones for an undisturbed experience on site.


Visitor address:
Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach
Waldstraße 24
98693 Ilmenau

Tel.: +49 3677 202 626
E-Mail: gabelbach@ilmenau.de

Museum administration:
Stadtverwaltung Ilmenau
Am Markt 1 (Amtshaus)
98693 Ilmenau

Tel.: +49 3677 600 509
E-Mail: museum@ilmenau.de