Museum Humpis-Quartier

Museum Humpis-Quartier, Ravensburg: Hours, Address, Museum Humpis-Quartier Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Humpis-Quartier
4.5
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
Experience 1000 years of cultural history in an authentic setting. The Humpis Quarter is one of the best-preserved, late medieval residential areas in southern Germany. It was in the 15th century that the Humpis family of international traders gave this group of buildings the shape and layout we see today. In this extraordinary place, visitors can trace the city's cultural history from the 11th to the 21st century. Authentic artefacts offer a nostalgic look at our fascinating past. A total of seven buildings are waiting to welcome you with exhibitions, special events and educational programs.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Erik M
Lindau, Germany361 contributions
Fascinating
Oct 2018 • Solo
It was amazing that the museum was preserving such old buildings in town back to 1150. Very well presented and explained, though it is not huge
Written 7 October 2018
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BelindaBatten
Corvallis, OR6 contributions
A wonderful museum in Ravensburg
Oct 2016 • Couples
My husband and I visited the museum based on some of the reviews in Trip Advisor. We thoroughly enjoyed it. they had lots of information in German and excellent audioguides in English. The museum provided a very thorough history of Ravensburg and its role throughout the centuries. We also learned about the Schwabenkinder, a topic that I expect is completely unknown to Americans. We spent about 3 hours there. So, if you have some time to spend in a museum, we would recommend this one.
Written 14 October 2016
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Kris B
Bad Soden, Germany8 contributions
One of the best small museums I've been to
Aug 2016 • Family
This museum had friendly staff, was affordable, and was really interesting. The audioguide was available in several languages.
Basically it was the history of the town as shown through one house and one family.

The restaurant which is semi attached was also very nice.
Written 19 September 2016
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Gaudy Hyena
Ilkley, UK172 contributions
Fascinating and educational experience
Jul 2016 • Couples
We called in to escape the rain and are really glad that we did - for 4 euro each the museum proved exceptional value for money and a great way to spend a few hours.
Comprised of a cluster of 7 buildings dating back to the medieval period, with many original features, the museum provides an informative insight into Ravensburg's political, cultural, social, industrial and military changes over the centuries (11th/19th). Many exhibits have English audio explanations, (included in entrance fee) just point the device and listen (also transmits automatically in some of the rooms) for a really fascinating insight.
Written 12 July 2016
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Darcydachshund
Ludlow, UK138 contributions
Fascinating insights into the history of Ravensburg
Aug 2015 • Couples
If you want to understand the history of Ravensberg, then a visit to this museum is a must. The Humpis family were remarkably successful merchants who became extremely wealthy by building up an enormous trading empire across Europe in the 14c and 15c. They eventually owned a conglomeration of buildings in Ravensberg which have now been linked together with a glass roof to create a museum, which not only preserves some of the oldest buildings in the town but also tells the story of how this merchant family created their wealth, and how the town flourished with them.

The entry fee is a very reasonable 4 euros which includes the cost of the audio guide, worth having if you don't speak German. There is little in the way of domestic furnishings in the various houses, but the displays bring to life the importance of Ravensberg as an Imperial Free City, making its living from trading with the rest of Europe and beyond. There are also displays relating to 20c history, especially on the lives of children.

And after your visit, you can continue in the Humpis tradition by having a meal or some good German beer in the restaurant started by one of the family as yet another trading outlet. This is still very much a going concern and in the same group of buildings as the museum, though with a separate entrance from the street. .
Written 5 September 2015
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jojoKobe
Chicago, IL52 contributions
Lots of interesting information
Aug 2015 • Solo
New, clean and centrally located. For 4€ included in the price headphone in English very high-tech system. not all of the exhibitions have English but there are many English explanations on the audio part of the museum tour. I recommend this museum to give you information about Ravensburg.
Written 9 August 2015
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Jacqui L
Mountain View, CA81 contributions
Amazing to find such a high caliber and interesting museum tucked away in Ravensburg
Dec 2014 • Friends
This historical Musuem has an excellent audio guide in English and German. The storytelling style and the included head sets were great if you like more in depth information.. My favorite was the Schwanenkinder part which I think should be expanded since it is interesting for young and old. The time travel elements back in history were well done and even though I am not a big musuem and history fan I thought this one was one of the most enjoyable. The architecture is modern and then hangs on the historical elements in the building making it the perfect combination.
Written 27 December 2014
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Peter-Astrid
Tettnang53 contributions
Good food!
Oct 2014 • Solo
This restaurant is ideal for shoppers, particularly on market day. The food is excellent, if a little pricy! God service and pleasant ambience.
Written 17 October 2014
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travel_blurbs
San Francisco, CA143 contributions
Excellent Museum for History Fans
Sep 2014 • Solo
This museum was a wonderful experience, particularly for those who enjoy history. The museum is housed in a well-preserved medieval building and recounts the history of Ravensburg and the area through personal stories of the people who lived in the building since the 11th century. I loved how key time periods in Ravensburg's history came alive through profiles of its residents. In addition to wandering through the rooms, there were many manuscripts, artifacts and items through the ages (all of the descriptions are in German only). The English language audio guide was extremely helpful, was very well done and provided a wonderful narrative/context. Highly recommended and I would definitely visit again.
Written 18 September 2014
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Museum Humpis-Quartier is open:
  • Tue - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 - 18:00