We are making big changes!Dürnitz Hall. A new cultural lobby for the Old Castle

The State Museum team is continuously working to meet the needs of a modern museum. A museum should be more than just an exhibition space. In order to continue to satisfy the high demands of a cultural centre, the museum foyer, Dürnitz Hall, is being redesigned. In the Middle Ages, this 1,000 m² hall was already the heart of the Old Castle; it served as a heated community meeting place and dining hall for occasions when the entire court was assembled. Today we want to continue this tradition and develop Dürnitz Hall from a traditional museum foyer to a “third place”.

The museum as an event location

With the renovation, the Württemberg State Museum will become a modern special attraction, a venue for a wide range of events. After modernization, Dürnitz Hall will have space for up to 500 guests. A retractable stage with state-of-the-art audio and lighting technology will make it an attractive location in the very centre of the state capital.

A feel-good kind of place

A lounge area with comfortable sofas, armchairs and a modern café – and of course free Wi-Fi – will invite you to linger and enjoy. The central information counter with the museum-relevant media, the extensive cloakroom areas with baby buggies and wheelchairs for hire and a professional guidance system will provide all the basic conditions for a pleasant and eventful museum visit.

Please notethe restrictions that apply during renovation!

We are renovating! Our museum foyer, Dürnitz Hall, is being redesigned. As a result of the construction, the exhibitions in the Old Castle are closed at the moment. Temporarily, during this closure, the historical musical instruments can be seen in “Haus der Musik”! We apologize for any inconvenience.