Museums in Biberach
With its four exhibition halls ─ natural history, archaeology, history and art ─ the Biberach Museum is one of the most notable municipal museums in Baden-Württemberg. The Wieland Museum, on the other hand, tells you all about the famous "son of the city", while the SinnWelt exhibition offers a unique experience in its own right.
The museum with its four exhibition halls is one of the ten most notable municipal museums in Baden-Württemberg. One of the most amazing facts about Biberach is the almost countless number of artists with roots in this small town. The well-appointed municipal museum bears eloquent witness to this. Admission is free of charge on Saturday.
Major works of southern German art are presented here and include the most renowned German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880 - 1938), Baroque paintings from Johann Heinrich Schönfeld (1609 - 1684) and captivating genre paintings from Johann Baptist Pflug (1785 - 1866).
Among the greats is Johann Melchior Dinglinger (1664 - 1731), legendary goldsmith of the German Baroque, who created world-famous treasures at the Dresden Court of Augustus the Strong. In Biberach, you can experience his jewelled flower basket.
The fully preserved artists' studios of Munich animal painters Anton Braith (1836-1905) and Christian Mali (1832-1906) are also unique and represent a venerable cultural landmark. The old German studios were moved from Munich to Biberach in 1906.
The natural and cultural history of Upper Swabia is presented in a colourful and engaging manner as the fossils of fish, sharks and mammoths take us back to a time many millions of years ago. Habitats that have been recreated with incredible attention to detail draw you into the native animal world. An officially listed archaeological collection reveals the life of reindeer hunters in the Stone Age, waterside dwellers in the Bronze Age, Celts, Romans and Alamanni. Staged scenes spanning 800 years of city life are also on display and depict the battles fought in the Middle Ages, infamous criminal Schwarzer Veri, the world wars and National Socialism.
The Wieland Museum in Biberach allows you to experience the life of poet Christoph Wieland (1733 - 1813), who was the pioneer of Weimar Classicism. The museum is located in Wieland's summer home, which Wieland rented during his time spent working as Biberach's city clerk from 1766 to 1769 so that he could pursue his poetic endeavours undisturbed. In addition to the stamp Wieland made on the history of literature, music, art and film, visitors also learn about the man's various love affairs and private life, which was quite eccentric for the time.
Opening times Wieland Museum
From April to November
Wednesday through Sunday
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m