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The Prinzeßhof District Museum is located in the oldest secular building in the city of Itzehoe. A number of Steinburg officials once resided there.

Das Kreismuseum Prinzesshof befindet sich in dem ältesten Profangebäude der Stadt Itzehoe
Das Kreismuseum Prinzesshof
Öffnungszeiten: Di -So 10.00 bis 12.00 Uhr u. 14.30 bis 17.00 Uhr
Anschrift: Kirchenstraße 20
25524 Itzehoe

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Telefon: 0 48 21 - 64 06 8
Website: http://www.kreismuseum-prinzesshof.de

The Prinzeßhof District Museum is located in the oldest secular building in the city of Itzehoe. The building dates back to the 16th century and was the residence of the abbess of Itzehoe’s noble convent from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. From April 30, 1807 to July 20, 1808 was also the residence of William I, Elector of Hessen-Kassel. Between 1810 and 1941, three princesses lived with the abbess at the Prinzeßhof, hence its name - German for “Princess Court”. The building became a museum on November 18, 1964. After extensive renovations, it was reopened in November 1988 with a newly curated permanent collection about the district of Steinburg. The exhibition discusses the district's history, social history, and arts, with an emphasis on the Imperial period, Johann Hinrich Fehr, industrialization, and the post-war and Biedermeier periods.

It also puts on interesting temporary exhibitions in an approx. 150 m² exhibition space, covering the widest range of topics: from Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg chronicle to mills, coffee, spices, barbies, and advent calendars.