Museum in the Lower Palace

After the city fire of 1802, the ruling Prince Henry XIII. rebuilt the Lower Palace in the classic style, and chose it as his residential palace.  From that time on, all Princes Reuß Elder Line resided in the Lower Palace in Greiz.  In addition to the historical ambience and permanent exhibits, visitors to the Museum in the Lower Palace can experience extensive special exhibits annually, and numerous museum parties. 

Permanent exhibits in the Lower Palace:

  • Construction history of the Lower Palace
  • History of the Principality Reuß Elder Line
  • Life and Every-Day Occurrences of the Princes and Nobility
  • History and anecdotes of the Reuß State Church
  • History of the City of Greiz
  • The Porcelian Factory Fraureuth and its products
  • What was "The FREIA"

The Greizer Textile Studio in the Lower Palace

„Was Greiz gewebt und Greiz gefärbt, das hält bis es die Enk’lin erbt". (Dr. Doehler, 1921)  („What Greiz weaves and Greiz dyes, will endure until the grandchildren inherit“)

The Greiz Textile Studio, an exhibit of the production and history of the textile industry, has been located in the former working areas of the princely courtyard since 1998.  The weaving, and later the textile manufacturing and treatment industry molded Greiz for over 500 years. 

The Textile Studio depicts the changing history of textiles, beginning with 1450 and including industrialized production.  The Textile Studio reminds us of the importance of textiles for Greiz and the surrounding area – from hand weaving up to and including the later large family firms of worldwide renown. 

Children and adults do not just look, read, and hear – they actively participate in the manual treatment process.  Greiz’s history becomes experiential and memorable.   


The Main Sentry Post, "The Old Guard House"

Prince Henry XIX.erected the building as a Sentry Post across from the Lower Palace in 1819.  Today, a permanent exhibit of works by the Greizer sculptor Elly-Viola Nahmacher (1913-2000) awaits you. 


Museum in the Lower Palace:

2,- €, reduced Admission* 1,50 €

The Greizer Textile Studio:

2,- €, reduced Admission* 1,50 €


3,- €, reduced Admission* 2,- €

* students till 18 years, children till 3 years free

Museum open

Tuesdays through Sundays 10 a.m. - 17 p.m., closed Mondays
Open Easter Monday and Pentecost Monday


24./25./31.12., 01.01.