Current Exhibitions

Special exhibitions

With energy and faith in God

The transformation of the Francke Foundations since 1990

Can it be done? Impressive photo installations make the incredible construction work of the past 30 years visible.

21. March 2020


New school buildings in the Francke Foundations from 1890 to 1930

Eine historische Bauzeichnung aus der Moderne zeigt einen Bauplan der Lateinischen Hauptschule.

Many of our school buildings throughout Germany date from around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. New school buildings were also erected in the Francke Foundations during this period. The new cabinet exhibition presents these buildings of youth education parallel to the annual exhibition »Modern Youth«.

25. October 2019 - 13. April 2020
House 22 - Historic Library

Long term exhibitions

Grid view

Cabinet of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities

3000 Wonders of the World

With the only baroque Cabinet of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities in Europe completely preserved in its authentic location, you will experience an original museum concept from the... Detail

House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Francke's Home

The personality of the founder

Global player, visionary, economic expert: In the former house of August Hermann Franckes, you will come very close to the founder of the foundation and his diverse talents. Detail

House 28

Historic Orphanage

A castle built for education purposes

The oldest and most impressive building is still the centre of the school town with numerous sights and exhibitions. Here you can also enjoy the view from the balcony. Detail

House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Library Hall Kulissenbibliothek

»One of the best libraries of our time«

It is one of the first libraries in Germany to be open to the public: like a baroque theatre of knowledge, the historical Baroque stacks welcomes you. Detail

House 22


Strength of the word

Education, individualization, social welfare: the most important Protestant reform movement at the beginning of modernity developed profound cultural-historical effects. Detail

House 1 - Historic Orphanage


World change through human change

Nothing less than global social reforms: Get to know the turbulent and moving history of this educational project, which was already set up around 1700. Detail

House 1 - Historic Orphanage