Friedrich Fröbel Museum Bad Blankenburg


The Friedrich Fröbel Museum, open since 1982, explains the beginnings of early childhood education and the concept of kindergarten in an authentic setting. The permanent exhibition illustrates the life of the founder of the first kindergarten, Friedrich Fröbel, and illuminates his pedagogic concept of early childhood education. As well as an authentic reconstruction of Fröbel’s living room and study, the museum is home to the Fröbel Archive as well as a Special Library, with more than 5,000 volumes of national and international Fröbel literature. A special highlight for visitors is the playroom, in which children and adults are able to play together. The museum also offers age-appropriate guided tours, subject-specific presentations, games with Fröbel’s “gifts” and lessons in paper-folding, weaving, cutting, forming and hole-pricking.

Tip: Free entry to the museum with the ThüringenCard!

Opening Times:  Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

  • Sunday and Monday closed 
  • December 24 - January 1 closed 
  • Guided tours and seminars available by prior booking


Friedrich Fröbel Museum
Johannisgasse 4
D-07422 Bad Blankenburg
Tel.: +49 36741- 25 65
Fax: +49 36741- 4 73 11




Memorial Museum Oberweißbach


Since 1982, the birthplace of Friedrich Fröbel in Oberweissbach has housed a Memorial Museum decidated to his life. In addition, a permament exhibition entitled “The Trade in Medicinal Herbs and Remedies” describes the development of this historic industry and provides an explanation of the use of local medicinal plants in the past and present.

Opening Times:

May ‑ October        

Monday ‑ Friday                               10am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm    
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays    1pm - 5pm      

November - April
Monday ‑ Friday                            10am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm
Sunday/Public Holidays                1pm - 4pm 


Memorialmuseum Friedrich Fröbel
Markt 10
D-98744 Oberweißbach
Tel: +49 36705 62123

Fröbel in the region