Button-makers' Museum in Kelbra
06537 Kelbra (Kyffhäuser)
The former parish rectory is one of the most representative buildings in the city of Kelbra. Since 2000 the historically preserved half-timbered construction has housed the Knopfmacher Museum (button maker and local crafts museum) in its spacious ground floor. Some 170 years ago Kelbra's economic development was shaped by the button-making business. The museum gives visitors a look into the history of button making, from the import of mother-of-pearl shells to the development of machines built here for button manufacturing. Of course there are many buttons on display here. Since the start of the 20th century, buttons have been made of other materials such as horn, wood and plastic. Other local crafts and industries on exhibit include bakeries, shoe making, agriculture, fire fighting, mineral mining and film technology.
Central location very close to the city hall and the Georgii church
Via A38 – Exit Berga, toward Kelbra – at entrance to city, directly after the Georgii church, turn right into Thomas-Müntzer-Straße
Via A38 – Exit Roßla or from Sangerhausen over L 234, toward Kelbra / Kyffhäuser – at the entrance to city, turn right into Tilledaer Straße, straight ahead to the intersection, on B 85 toward Berga, past city hall and after about 100 meters, turn left into Thomas-Müntzer-Straße
From Bad Frankenhausen / Kyffhäuser, on B 85 toward Berga, past city hall and after about 100 meters, turn left into Thomas-Müntzer-Straße
From Sondershausen straight through the city to Hotel Kaiserhof, turn left onto B 85 heading toward Berga, past city hall and after about 100 meters, turn left into Thomas-Müntzer-Straße
From Artern over Tilleda, entrance to city, straight ahead to intersection, onto B 85 toward Berga, past city hall and after about 100 meters, turn left into Thomas-Müntzer-Straße
By train (Deutsche Bahn) – Get off at Berga/Kelbra station, take the bus (VGS Südharz) 4 km
Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
or outside opening times upon request
Adults: 2.00 €
Children: 1.00 €
Many free parking spaces are nearby.