The Sauerland Museum tells the history of the region in its varied permanent exhibition in the historic Landsberger Hof. The museum is just a 15-minute walk from the train station. The Sauerland Museum is an architecturally attractive ensemble of buildings that combines a modern and historical style. In addition to the adventure area on life in prehistoric times and knights' castles, which is particularly suitable for families with children, the special exhibitions Wunder Wald will take place from April to October 2023 in the multi-award-winning new building.
Particularly exciting: the Sauerland Museum invites you to play an exit game on the homepage, in which you slip into three different characters and virtually explore the rooms and objects of the Sauerland Museum. Can you manage to get the time-travel car "Shorty" ready to start again so that it can continue its journey? Click here for the game.
Visitors to Arnsberg will also find relics from several centuries in a small area. The medieval town with its winding alleyways, half-timbered houses and gates is just as worth seeing as the "Prussian Quarter" on Neumarkt, which was created during the Prussian era. The interactive live radio play Lauschangriff is a very special way to get to know Arnsberg. Armed with headphones, you whizz through narrow alleyways and hidden paths of the historic town as a secret agent and try to prevent a crime.
Wedinghausen Monastery, in turn, bears witness to the fact that the clergy in Arnsberg also always had a say. Under the motto "Middle Ages meet Media", the visit becomes a unique and interactive experience, as the well-known archaeologist and Berlin museum director Prof. Dr. Matthias Wemhoff (Terra X/ZDF, Museum Island Berlin) takes you on a virtual journey through the history of the monastery.
Getting to Arnsberg by train:
Coming from the Rhineland or Ruhrgebiet, you can reach Arnsberg via the Dortmund junction by regional express in about 45 minutes or via Hagen/Schwerte in about 40 or 35 minutes, respectively, here the regional express runs every 40 minutes. Coming from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (R17/R57 "Obere Ruhrtalbahn"), you can reach Arnsberg by regional express train in approx. 2 hours.
Travel to the Sauerland Museum by public transport:
From Arnsberg train station: take buses C10 (direction Arnsberg, Neumarkt), C10 (direction Arnsberg, Hammerweide) or R71 (direction Arnsberg, Neumarkt) to Neumarkt in Arnsberg. From there, follow Steinweg uphill for approx. 500m.
Or take line R22 (direction Enkhausen) to the Europaplatz stop, then walk (approx. 4 minutes) across Brückenplatz and the following intersection into the Lindenberg pedestrian zone. After approx. 200 m, turn right into the street Alter Markt and you will reach the Sauerland Museum after approx. 300 m.
You can also reach the museum on foot from Arnsberg railroad station in approx. 15 minutes by walking along Clemens-August-Straße from the station to the Rumbeck Straße / Brückenplatz junction. There, turn right into Brückenplatz and then follow the description above.