Information for your visit

Opening hours ticket prices hygiene rules how to get here museum shop children and adolescents neighbouring museums restaurants and cafés

Your visit to the Historical Museum Saar

It's good to have you here!

You can experience a great deal at the Historical Museum Saar.

As its name already suggests, you can visit the permanent exhibition the whole year round. Apart from that, at regular intervals, we have interesting current exhibitions on all kinds of topics to offer you.

As well as private visits, we can offer you guided tours for various kinds of visitors' interests. And guided tours tailored to suit the curriculum are also possible for school classes.

What's special about it?

The Historical Museum Saar has something that is unique worldwide: its location and history. Beneath the museum there is a gigantic system of fortifications – we call it the underground fortress. Though they lay hidden for hundreds of years, you can now explore fortifications and casemates from the 15th and 16th centuries 14 metres beneath the Schlossplatz.

Any questions?

Just give us a call: 0681 506 4506
(museum box office, ticket prices, guided tours)

Opening hours

Monday --
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sundays / Public holidays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
We are closed on the following dates:
24 December
25 December
31 December
1 January
The museum box office closes 30 minutes before the end of opening hours.

Ticket prices

Adults €7  
and persons in possession of a volunteer's ID card
Express ticket
€2 museum visit limited to a duration of 30 minutes
for the historical museums on the Schlossplatz
€5 (reduced)
Historical Museum Saar with underground fortress

Alte Sammlung of Saarland Museum,
Museum of Prehistory and Early History,
Children aged up to 18,
Persons entitled to receive unemployment benefit classes 1 and 2 or social security benefit, asylum seekers, persons with a degree of disability of 50% or more – with a valid identity card
entry free  
First Wednesday of each month entry free except for those taking part in guided tours
Members of:
• the Federal Association of Tour Guides in Germany (BVGD)
• the Federal Association for Museum Education (BVMP)
• the German Museums Association (DMB)
• the Supporters' Association of the Historical Museum Saar
• the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
• the Association of German Art Historians
entry free  
Registered city tours for a 'gallery view' into the underground fortress complex entry free for a stay of up to 15 minutes

COVID-19 information relating to your visit

As of Sunday, April 3, the legal requirements for mandatory masks and 3G proofs on the premises of the museum will no longer apply.

In order to protect yourself and your fellow human beings, we still recommend wearing a mouth-nose covering and disinfecting your hands in our rooms.


General accessibility
The museum is barrier-free for persons in a wheel chair (with the exception of the Red Tower, the moat and the interior of the casemates).

Guided tours are also on offer for blind persons and persons with an intellectual disability.

There are several parking spaces for disabled persons behind the Old Town Hall. The distance to the entrance of the museum is 200 m, and it is slightly uphill.

Approach / entrance
The approach via the Schlossplatz is uneven (cobblestones). It may be of some advantage to have a helper there. The museum's main entrance is on the Schlossplatz. It is wide and has no steps.

Access in the internal areas
From the museum box office, you have direct access (without any steps) to the special exhibition area.

The individual departments of the permanent exhibition 'Saar history since 1870' are connected by lifts. The first of these, in the foyer, is somewhat narrower than standard, with a width of 80 cm.

The barrier-free toilets in the museum are accessible by lift.

Map of the museum

You can download a map of the museum with further details and an overview of the individual exhibition areas here:

First floor (Download PDF)

Lower floor 1 + 2 (Download PDF)

How to get here

You will find metered car parks in the immediate vicinity of the museum, around Saarbrücken Castle and in the multi-storey car park at Talstrasse 38-42.

There are parking facilities for coaches in front of the castle wall and on the opposite side of the road (Franz-Josef-Röder-Strasse, 66119 Saarbrücken).

From the main station, take the number 105 or 108 bus with the destination 'Eschberg Tilsiter Strasse' or 'Klinikum Saarbrücken' and disembark at the Schlossplatz (approx. 7 mins.)

On foot it will take you about 20 minutes to walk to the Historical Museum Saar from the main station. Go down through the pedestrian precinct, across the St. Johanner Markt and then over the Alte Brücke. At the end of the bridge, you cross the Franz-Josef-Röder-Strasse and continue straight on up to the Schlossplatz.


The airport at Saarbrücken-Ensheim is about 15 km from Saarbrücken. You can get a transfer to the main station in Saarbrücken on a number R 10 bus or by taxi.


Museum shop

The shop of the Historical Museum Saar is in the entrance area of the museum.

Alongside exhibition catalogues and museum publications, you will also find numerous articles and literature on the history of the region.

Small print for parents with children and adolescents

The legal guardian or person entrusted with their supervision will be held liable for any damage caused by unsupervised children.

Visitor Museum Underground fortress
Children under 14 only accompanied by an adult only accompanied by an adult
Adolescents from 14 upwards may visit unaccompanied only accompanied by an adult
Adolescents from 16 upwards may visit unaccompanied may visit unaccompanied

In the vicinity: neighbouring museums

Museum of Prehistory and Early History
The Museum of Prehistory and Early History in Saarbrücken is the archaeological showcase of Saarland. It presents finds from all the epochs of human cultural development: from the Stone Age to the early Middle Ages, from the hand axe to Frankish gold ornaments.

Alte Sammlung
The exhibits in the Alte Sammlung of the Saarland Museum range from the Middle Ages and the early modern period right on into the 19th century. Especially worthy of note here are German and Dutch landscape and still life paintings and portraits of 18th-century Saarbrücken princes.

The Schlosskirche presents various exhibits from the Alte Sammlung of the Saarland Museum and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History.

Programme and information
To view the current programme and the educational amenities of the Alte Sammlung at the Saarland Museum and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, go to the web pages of the Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation.

Information and registration
0681 954 050



In the vicinity: restaurants and cafés

Café am Schloss
Website, Telephone 0681/582621

Restaurant Tomate2
Website, Telephone 0681/57846

Restaurant Schlossgarten
Website, Telephone 0681/51985