Corona pandemic

When visiting our museums, please observe this information and these rules.

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Corona pandemic: Important information for your visit

Dear Visitors,

Following a period of Lockdown due to the Corona pandemic the Schleswig Holstein Landesmuseen have now re-opened. Our visitors’ and employees’ health remains our top priority. Since we have been aware of the coronavirus, we have communicated closely with the authorities – and follow their instructions and recommendations.

Therefore, we kindly request you to observe the following information and regulations when visiting our museums. If you have any questions regarding specific items, please feel free to contact our service centre: 49 (0) 4621 813 222,

Registration of contact details:

In order to control the spread of the Corona virus, we are bound to register visitors’ contact details.

Limited number of visitors

The following is valid for all of our museums except the Viking Museum Haithabu: we are only allowed to grant entry to a limited number of visitors at the same time. Therefore, please plan waiting times. Unfortunately, pre-booking and the reservation of a visiting time is not possible at the present time.

The following only applies to the Viking Museum Haithabu: A visit to the exhibition building is only possible with prior reservation. To make your reservation please click here.
The reservation-page will be in german language. If you have any trouble fulfilling your reservation form please contact our service center by phone 04621 – 813 222 or mail Thank you for your understanding!

Changed opening hours

Changed opening hours have been enforced for the Open-Air Museum Molfsee:
Wed-Sun 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm; we will also open on Tuesday, May 19 and on bank holidays.

Hygiene and safety measures

You are obliged to wear a mask which covers the mouth and nose, to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other visitors and museum employees indoors and outdoors and to adhere to the familiar hygiene regulations, which are again signposted on-site (sneezing, washing your hands, etc.).

Audio guides – please bring your own headset

Audio and Media guides are available for the use of visitors in the State Museum and its grounds, the Gottorf Globe, the Baroque Garden and the Cast Iron Museum. On return, the sets are cleaned and disinfected. Headphones are not available at present. Visitors may bring their own (3.5mm jack plug connector). In the Haithabu Viking Museum, the Molfsee Open Air Museum, Jewish Museum and in the Cismar Kloster no electronic guides are at your disposal.

Museum shops

No trial copies are currently displayed in our museum shops. If possible, please make cashless payments.


Our catering partners have now re-opened, on condition that the current corona restrictions in force are respected.

Restrictions in the exhibitions

Most of our exhibitions can currently only be viewed with a one-way tour. We kindly request your understanding that some spatially confined exhibition components may be cordoned off. Most of the interactive exchange stations have been removed.

● Globe house and Baroque garden:
The Globe house and Baroque garden are open, however no journeys are taken in the walk-in globe. Therefore, the entrance fee for the globe house has been temporarily reduced to 3 euros.

● Open-Air Museum Molfsee:
Please comply with the notices applying especially to visitors to the Molfsee Open Air Museum. These are to be found in the service section below.

Offers and events:

Inform yourself about the offers and events in all our museums under the menu item Programme. We already had to cancel several of them. Unfortunately, we cannot yet inform you as to whether the events which you can still see there will take place in exactly this form at this point in time.

This depends on the development of the pandemic and the authorities’ requirements. Should you have any questions regarding this or be looking for specific events, please feel free to contact our visitors’ service: +49 (0) 4621 813 222,

All large markets cancelled for 2020

We have cancelled all large markets for this year. Specifically: the Gottorf rural market (May 17), the Summer market in the Viking Museum Hedeby (July 9 to 12), the Autumn market in the Open-Air Museum Molfsee (October 3 to 11) and the Viking Autumn Trade Fair in Hedeby (October 31 to November 1).

Each of these events attracts thousands of visitors per year. Against the backdrop of necessary safety constraints and hygiene regulations, unburdened implementation is not possible and we also cannot hold the responsibility for it. Moreover, we do not wish to continue to leave our numerous exhibitors and partners in the dark.

Many thanks for your kind understanding!
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