Mission statement

The Heinrich Schütz House

is a museum of cultural and musical history devoted to the composer Heinrich Schütz. It is located on the authentic site of Schütz’s life and work in Saxony-Anhalt. The museum sees itself as a place of memory and an important supraregional centre for work on Schütz. Through extensive exhibitions and events, it offers an interdisciplinary presentation of his life, oeuvre and reception.

The museum was established in 1985, and is maintained by the city of Weissenfels.


+49 (0) 3443 2390383

Museum Ticket Desk

Dirk Kreutzmann

Gerd Schlehahn

Angela Simon


+49 (0) 3443 2390381


Staff member, organisation and education

Grit Jahr

supported by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs programme “Social Participation in the Labour Market”

Friends' association

Weissenfels Music Association “Heinrich Schütz” e. V.


+49 (0)3443 – 302835



Bank account:

Weißenfelser Musikverein „Heinrich Schütz“ e.V.
DE55 8005 3000 3000 2555 07
Sparkasse Burgenlandkreis

The Weissenfels Music Association “Heinrich Schütz” e.V. was founded on 25 May 1993, and currently has seventy-four members. From the very start, it supported the city of Weissenfels in the museum work of the Heinrich Schütz House and in organising events. The city passed responsibility for the museum to the association in 2003. In the years that followed, the Weissenfels Music Association succeeded in constantly developing the Heinrich Schütz House and extending its reputation far beyond Weissenfels. The high point of the association’s work so far has been the renovation of the Heinrich Schütz House and the restructuring of the permanent exhibition, carried out between 2009 and 2012. At the end of 2015, the Weissenfels Music Association returned responsibility for the Heinrich Schütz House to the city of Weissenfels. Since then, it has supported the museum’s work as a friends’ association.


President Manfred Hoyer
Vice-president Dr. Johannes Kreis
Treasurer Margit Schmidt
Board members Beate Benesch
  Dr. Wolfgang Knopp
  Stephan Kujas
  Marion Mendrok
  Erika Tauché



Join the Weissenfels Music Association “Heinrich Schütz” e.V.here. To join, download the membership application (PDF) and send the completed and signed form to the address given. The Board will decide on membership. Once your application is approved, we will send you a membership pass and welcome you warmly to our association.

Download the constitution of the Weissenfels Music Association “Heinrich Schütz” e.V. here.



The Heinrich Schütz House’s Board of Trustees brings together twenty-two prominent individuals from all over Germany. Their aim is to help the city of Weissenfels nurture the musical legacy of Heinrich Schütz as part of the city’s other important cultural traditions. The Trustees initiate and promote projects with the objective of making the museum familiar to a broad national and international visiting public. One important task is the preparation of celebrations to be held in 2022 for the 350th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz’s death.

President Dr. Christoph Palmer
Vice-president Dr. Tamara Zieschang
Vice-president Matthias Rexroth
  Dr. Dietrich Birk
  Dr. h.c. Rudolf  Böhmler
  Prof. Dr. Alexander Bosse
  Rüdiger Erben
  Martin Friz
  Klemens Gutmann
  Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoffmann
  Siegmar Mosdorf
  Bettina Quäschning
  Prof. Hans-Christoph Rademann
  Robby Risch
  Dr. Gunnar Schellenberger
  Friedrich Schock
  Gabriele Schock
  Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker
  Dieter Stier
  Alexander Thies
  Götz Ulrich
  Leonhard Zintl