Organ Museum Ostheim in Hanstein Castle

The Ostheim organ museum is located in the Hanstein Castle - a late-medieval manor house - since 1994. The exploration of the history of the organ together with the creation of a show- and study-collection are the central attractions of the museum. In this way technical details are being adjoined to their corresponding music- and mindhistoric epoch. The construction of an organ pipe and its specific sound are thus easy to grasp.

Dive into the more than 2000 year-old history of the organ. During the resounding tour of the museum (only by registration) you will discover not only technique but also the masterly art of the organists.

Children are especially welcomein the museum.
Outfitted with the discoverer rucksack they explore the museum on their own and solve many tricky tasks at particular children stops with the help of "Orgelinchen, the mascot of the museum.


Opening hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 10:-12:00 and 13:00-17:00

Sundays and Holidays 13:00-17:00

The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays; the entire month of February; and from November 1-15. 

Guided tours and information:

Organ Museum Ostheim

Paulinenstraße 2097645 Ostheim

Phone: 09777-1743

Our main attractions:

  • Fortified church, biggest fortified church in Germany. Monument of national importance. Guided tours for individuals every Wednesday (April to October) at 11 o´clock, for groups anytime by request (readily at short notice also). The fortified church museum in the stone sheds and the alternating exhibitions in the church-yard school cultural center can normally be visitied from Friday to Monday. For more information see and
  • Organ museum in the Hanstein castle. For more information call 09777/1743. Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 to 12 o´clock and from 13 to 17 o´clock. Sundays and holidays from 13 to 17 o´clock. Guided tours with live music for registered groups of 10 person and more, for museum concerts see event calendar.
  • Lichtenburg citadel with knight´s hall and general room which are open.
  • Hill graves
  • Bionade active park with Nordic walking and hiking trails in the premium area with new signposting and with all of the 15 trails starting at the parking lot "Streuwiese".
  • Cartwright museum, located in Market Street 9, open every Thursday from 9 o´clock until 12 o´clock. See