This renaissance building dates from the mid-16th century and has looked the same as it does today since 1666–1668. Some of the interior features, such as the spiral oak staircase and the baroque stucco ceilings, are still preserved to this day and are a visitor attraction. Concerts and lectures take place in the four-sided enclosed arcade courtyard. There is a wide range of pre- and early history, town and cultural history, urban crafts and folklore. Notable exhibits include a plague cart from 1607, Napoleon’s cup from 1813, a polymobil car from 1907 and Ringelnatz’s original sailor’s kitbag. The poet Joachim Ringelnatz (born Hans Böttiger) was born in 1883 in Wurzen, Saxony and died in 1934 in Berlin. His poetry collections, The Snuffbox (1912) and Kuttel Daddeldu (1920), are still very well known today.
|Tuesday – Friday||10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:00|
|Saturday and Sunday||11:00 – 16:00|
Easter Monday, Whit Monday, 1 May and 3 October.