The Mansfeld Museum is an institution of the city of Hettstedt. It is located in the Humboldt Castle Burgörner, which was built around 1720. Here, on the estate of the dacher öden family, Wilhelm von Humboldt met his future wife Caroline von Dacheröden. The couple spent their first years of marriage in the manor house and used it as a summer residence.
Around 1900, senior civil servants and employees of Mansfeld AG lived in The Humboldt Castle. After the Second World War, it was a home for resettlers. Until the 1980s it was used again as a residential building. The Humboldt Castle was restored in 1985. In the same year, the first German steam engine Wattscher Bauart was built on the grounds of the castle.
Employees of the Mansfeld Kombinate had recreated the steam engine according to the historical model on a scale of 1:1 in a specially built building. In September 1989, the Mansfeld Museum opened as the operating museum of the Mansfeld Kombinat. Today it houses exhibitions on regional industrial and technical history, the history of the humboldt and Dacheröden families, as well as annual special exhibitions on two floors.
Mansfeld Museum in Humboldt-Schloss Hettstedt
Castle Street 7
06333 Hettstedt / Burgörner-Altdorf
Tel./Fax: (0 34 76) 20 07 53
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Groups and school classes can also register outside the regular opening hours by arrangement. Guided tours in the steam engine and at The Light Hole 24 take place as required or for groups by appointment. Last admission is 4.30 p.m.