One of the oldest buildings in the city, a noble residence built in 1556 by the Itzehoe Monastery, houses the Prinzesshof District Museum. Not only Elector Wilhelm I of Hesse-Kassel resided here, but also Princess Juliane of Hesse, Princess Louise and Princess Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg Glücksburg – the abbesses of Itzehoe Abbey – between 1810 and 1941.
In 1964, the building was first used as a museum. The permanent exhibition offers you information about the history of the Steinburg district in the 19. and 20th century. Special exhibitions and a matching supporting program regularly attract visitors to the Prinzesshofmuseum.