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Alexander-Mack-Museum – The pilgrimage site of the Pietists

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Experience Schwarzenau’s interesting history and impressive culture with all of your senses: The Alexander-Mack-Museum is guaranteed to provide you with this experience!

The Alexander-Mack-Museum in Hüttental above Schwarzenau is a venue for presenting important local history and also a centre for international meetings. In addition to the religious history, the history of Schwarzenau and agricultural storage are documented and presented at the museum. Schwarzenau experienced extraordinary development due to the settlement of religious refugees in the 17th and 18th century. The sovereigns at the time were known for their religious tolerance. So they allowed Huguenots and separatists to make their homes in Schwarzenau.

Alexander Mack, who had come from Schriesheim near Heidelberg, founded anew radically Pietist movement in 1708, which is now known as the “Kirche der Brüder” (Church of the Brethren) and is one of the oldest churches in the Free Churches tradition.

Mack baptised seven adults by submerging them three times in the Eder river. Between 1719 and 1735, the Schwarzenau Brethern emigrated to America and have over two million members today.

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closed today
 Soon guided tours will take place again in compliance with the current Corona regulations.


Admission free

Public transport

The R 33 bus from Bad Berleburg only runs to the centre of Schwarzenau.

Getting there

Coming from the direction of Bad Berleburg via the L553 to Schwarzenau.

Turn left onto the street marked "Am Kohlrücken" in the centre of the village. On the hill, turn left onto "Roth", then left onto "Im Hüttental” and left again onto "Zur Eiche".


Free parking is available.


51.029115, 8.463646
51°01'44.8"N 8°27'49.1"E
32U 462387 5653199
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Alexander-Mack-Museum – The pilgrimage site of the Pietists

Zur Eiche 6 a
57319 Bad Berleburg
Phone 02755 88112

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