bymuseet i haderslev
The museum is housed in a building built around 1580.
The building was originally the home of – and quite possibly also designed by – the famous architect Hercules von Oberberg, who also designed Hansborg Castle, the chapel, and the main tower of Koldinghus, Tønder Castle, and the chapels at Sønderborg and Gottorp castles.
The house has been restored to its' original appearance. Several fine architectural details have been preserved such as the murals from the mid seventeenth century.
In the basement, visitors are introduced to the history of the town of Haderslev from its origins around 1150 AD until the present. On the ground floor of the building, visitors will find exhibitions about life in the town, about Hercules von Oberberg, and about the area around Slotsgade. On the first floor, information boards and examples of various construction styles represented in the town portray the architecture of Haderslev.
The exhibition serves as inspiration for a stroll through the well-preserved old part of Haderslev, but can also be used as a general introduction to the numerous architectural styles ranging from Roman style to Modernism.
The garden is laid out as a renaissance-garden.