Jagdhaus Gabelbach im Sommer
© Stadtverwaltung Ilmenau

Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach

Currently our museums are closed.

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

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

Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time.


Ticket Prices

Adults (including Pensioners) €3.00

(pupils, students, trainees, disabled persons, volunteers, welfare recipients of Ilmenau)

Children up to 14 years, accompanied by an adult free

Groups of at least 10 people
Shared Ticket

€2.00 per person

Groups of at least 10 people (Concession)
Shared Ticket

€1.00 per person

Combination ticket
for one person, allowing entry to both museums: GoetheStadtMuseum and Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach

Thüringer Wald Card (further information)
International Council of Museums Members (ICOM), Deutscher Museumsbund or Museumsverband Thüringen e. V. free

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


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