The Francke Foundations
The Francke Foundations are a unique educational cosmos in Europe. With their historical collections in baroque school architecture, their exhibitions, and especially their educational and social projects, they are much more than a museum. Founded with the aim of improving society, we participate in current social debates: democratic education, social participation, sustainable action.
Baroque school town and current discourses
In our extensive cultural program, we invite you to exhibitions, discussions, festivals and special nights. From different perspectives, we combine historical questions with the pressing issues of our time.
World knowledge around 1700
The Francke Foundations have extensive historical source collections on the cultural history of the early modern period in the context of Pietism and the early Enlightenment. We promote interdisciplinary and international exchange through fellowship programs, workshops, international collaborations, and publications.
Education for All
For us, education is a key to social participation, diversity and openness. That is why we strengthen, support and accompany children, young people and families. We invite you to discover the wide range of cultural, social, sports and environmental education on offer.