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
Adults: 3,50 €
Children under 14 : free
Reductions*: 2,50 €
Museum pedagogical offers and seminars available by agreement.
* Apprentices, students, social pass holders, pensioners and people with disabilities are eligible for a price reduction.
Tour groups of more than 10 people are requested to book ahead.
Fröbel in the region