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Opening hours of the Platenhäuschen 2024

Stand: 28.05.2024

The so-called "Platenhäuschen", the summer retreat of August Graf von Platen (1796-1835) in Erlangen, will also be open to visitors in 2024.

The Platenhäuschen is one of Erlangen's more hidden treasures. The former poet's hermitage is an important monument to the intellectual and cultural history of Germany in the 19th century. The poet August Graf von Platen (1796-1835) spent the summer of 1824 in the garden cottage built in 1756/57, which was once typical of the Burgberg gardens. Von Platen's verses, who studied in Erlangen from 1819 to 1826, are still regarded today as masterpieces of narrative poetry. In 1925, the Erlangen Heritage Society acquired the small building to protect it from demolition. At the opening on September 13, 1925, the Platen Society was founded to manage the poet's intellectual legacy and promote knowledge of his works.

After the cottage had served as temporary accommodation for families and students in the times of need after 1945, the local history society redesigned it as a Platen memorial. In 1963, it became the property of the city of Erlangen. After thorough renovation, a newly designed exhibition on August Graf von Platen and his work was opened on May 20, 2007.

Since 1963, the Platenhäuschen has been looked after by the city archive, which also has the Platen archive among its holdings. It has always been the venue for readings, theater performances and other cultural events. In an environment that has changed several times and is still changing today, it is still an attractive destination. This summer, it can also be visited free of charge on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Our city guides will give you an insight into the little house on the castle hill on the following dates

Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 4, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 1, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Further information can also be found on the website of the Erlangen Tourism and Marketing Association.