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Büchel Museum in the Red Castle

Büchel Museum exterior view

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Private museum in one of the oldest town houses in Aachen

Since the official opening at the beginning of March 2019, the Aachen museum landscape has had another worthwhile place to visit with the “Büchel Museum in the Red Castle”.
In the “Red Castle”, one of the oldest town houses in Aachen with its vaulted cellar, which has been preserved almost undamaged since 1450, a private Aachen art collector has made his collection accessible to the public. The collection includes around 200 original works by the once highly revered painter, draftsman and illustrator Emil Orlik (1870-1932).
Through his many travels, the Prague-born artist has continually renewed his style, which is reflected in his works - some of which are influenced by Japanese or Arabic. In the future, literary evenings with readings by authors (also from the Aachen region) and music evenings to promote young musicians will take place in the Red Castle” throughout the year.

General information

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Days off:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Bad weather offer
for any weather
for individual guests
Suitable for seniors

€6, reduced €3 free entry for children and young people up to 21 years of age Supporting members free Guided Tour for groups of 10 people or more: Thu + Fri €40, Sat + Sun €50 (only after prior registration) Single guided tour : €5

The museum is located in the middle of Aachen's old town and can be reached on foot.