Museum of cultural History in Merseburg Palace

Merseburg Palace
image: Reinhard Hentze

The Museum of Cultural History in Merseburg Palace overlooking the river Saale exhibits valuable and unique items to provide a fascinating perspective tracing the history of the city and its surroundings over the last 7000 years, extending from prehistoric times to early history.

A prominent Ottonic Palatinate, diocesan town, a Saxon-Baroque ducal residence and a seat of Prussian government, Merseburg has always possessed an immense political and cultural significance. Throughout the 20th century, lignite mining in Geisel Valley and the major manufacturing facilities belonging to the chemicals industry shaped the lifestyles and working conditions of the population living here.

The permanent exhibition is complemented by special exhibitions on the art, culture and history, also guided tours, educational projects organised by the museum, and lectures.

"100 Years of Leuna – Everyday Life, Crises, Global Success"
distillation columns
(LASA, MER, I 525, FS Nr. G 44405)



"People in Leuna – Photographic Art for the Factory"
employees at the office of senior engineer Friedrich Gravius (1926)
(LASA, MER, I 525, FS Nr. G 10020)