Museum Humpis-Quartier


in short

Expedition to the Middle Ages!

The Humpis Quarter is one of the best-preserved, late medieval residential areas in southern Germany. It was in the 15th century that the Humpis family of international traders gave this group of buildings the shape and layout we see today.

Museum Humpis-Quartier - Innenhof
© Museum Humpis-Quartier, Aufnahme: Jehle & Will.

Museum Humpis-Quartier

in detail

Experience 1000 years of cultural history in an authentic setting: In this extraordinary place, visitors can trace the city’s cultural history from the 11th to the 21st century. Authentic artefacts offer a nostalgic look at our fascinating past. A total of seven buildings are waiting to welcome you with exhibitions, special events and educational programs.


'Life in Ravensburg': Up close and personal. Share scenes from the lives of four historic Humpis Quarter residents in this permanent exhibition.

'Discovery Rooms': Nine discovery rooms are filled with fascinating regional stories, such as the saga of the Swabian Children or the ancient witch hunts.

'Special Exhibitions': Two buildings are reserved year-round for special exhibitions. Thought-provoking and intriguing, these temporary exhibitions cover a multitude of different topics, offering exciting, constantly changing insights into cultural history.

'History Laboratory': In the history lab visitors can experience life in Ravensburg from 1871 to today, through multimedia, by watching films or by exploring our photo files.


Audioguide: Discover the sounds of the museum: with a range of voices, music and noises, our English language audio guide brings the exhibits to life!

Guided Tours: Follow the merchant Hans Humpis on a journey into the past when the Great Ravensburg Trading Society conducted business with the whole of Europe, or listen to the artisan Johannes Wucherer as he talks about the history of the trade guilds in the Imperial city.

Interactive workshops for children: Children can take part in free interactive workshops : Making paper, making felt, writing, and more. Every Saturady from March to November 10 am – 1 pm in the Museum Society house.
Museum Humpis-Quartier
5,00/3,00 EUR/0-18y Free admission - frei/free Audioguide
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Visitor entrance

Museum Humpis-Quartier
Marktstraße 45
88212 Ravensburg
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Opening Times

11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Geschlossen / Closed: Karfreitag (Easter Friday), 24, 25 & 31 December - The exhibition portal for Europe