The Fürstenberg Collections on Karlsplatz in Donaueschingen present three weighty parts of the centuries-old collections of the Fürstenberg princes on around 2500 square metres:

  1. On the ground floor, minerals and fossils, especially from the former Fürstenberg territories, are on display.
  2. On the first floor, visitors can explore the museum’s comprehensive natural history collection. Numerous natural history specimens offer a rich insight into all animal species on earth. Most of the specimens are around 150 years old!
  3. The second floor is dedicated to the collection of contemporary art (“Fürstenberg Contemporary”) created by the hereditary princess and prince Jeannette and Christian zu Fürstenberg.

The Fürstenberg Collections were established by Prince Karl Egon III in 1868 in the former manorial tithe barn. The museum furnishings on the two lower floors date back to the time of construction and are listed as historical monuments.


Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11-17 hrs.

Also open on public holidays (except Good Friday). Winter break December-March.

Tel.: +49 771 229 677 560

Admission: Adults 5 €, reduced 4 €

(families 10 €, groups over 12 persons 48 €, school classes 40 €)

Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen, Karlsplatz 7, 78166 Donaueschingen


Contact and arrangement of group tours

Dr. Jörg Martin, Management
Tel: +49 (0) 771 22 96 77 – 560