Museums and exhibitions

Africa House - Sebnitz Municipal Collections

Experience a multimedia permanent exhibition on the history and culture of Africa. Over 4,000 exhibits, including presentations on Alber Schweitzer, an original Himba Kraal and Leni Riefenstahl's famous Nuba photographs, are shown here.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive a 10% discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

 Botanical Garden Bad Schandau

On 5.400 sqm you can marvel at character plants and botanical features of Saxon Switzerland. The fascination and the secrets of various plants of the region to reveal is the declared goal of the complex since its opening in 1902. The garden is located on a steep slope at the beginning of the Kirnitzschtal.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive 1 € discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

German artificial flower Sebnitz

In the foam manufactory "German artificial flower Sebnitz" you can experience the traditional craftsmanship up close. See for yourself how skilled hands create small and large works of art from silk, taffeta or velvet. You are welcome to test your dexterity yourself and many a flower dream will surely come true in the sales room.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive a 10% discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Field Railway Museum Herrenleite

In a former quarry, the Field Railway Museum shows narrow-gauge industrial railways, which used to be found in all areas of the economy such as brickworks or mines. The numerous vehicles are not only exhibited and documented in the museum in an authentic environment, but are also partly demonstrated in operation.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive a 25% discount on adults and a 50% discount on children.
Further information can be found here.

Museum of local history and plant garden Stadt Wehlen

In our newly designed local history museum you can learn everything about the history and life of the people in our village. In addition to the depiction of earlier shipping, you will find a reconstructed quarry model and a glass beehive. The plant garden accommodates approx. 600 plant species on an area of 5400 square metres.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive 25% of the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Collections of medical history

The collections of medical history are located in the listed machine house of the Gottleuba sanatorium. On 600 m² we give insights into the history of rehabilitation. You can see medical instruments, an operating theatre, an X-ray unit and a French massage shower. Changing special exhibitions enrich the offer.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive 1 € discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Model Railway Museum Sebnitz

On about 250 sqm a review of around 100 years of model railway history and more than 50 years of TT railway production. Interesting pieces on the development of toy trains from the past to the present are shown. For children there is a play corner.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive a 25% discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Museum Bad Schandau

In the cultural-historical area, the topics of local history, city history and tourism are vividly presented. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of mountaineering in Saxon Switzerland, the exhibition of the same name was renewed. In the Erich Wustmann area, exhibits, photos and songs of the expedition traveller and ethnologist can be admired.

With the Guest Card Saxon Switzerland you get 1 € discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

National Park Centre Saxon Switzerland

Experience interesting facts about the fauna and flora, geology and cultural landscape of Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland in interactive exhibitions. Young and old visitors can discover hidden secrets of nature, observe hard-working forest ants in the ant zoo and explore the habits of a garden dormouse family.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive 1 € discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Neumann mill

The Neumann Mill is the only one of the mills in the Kirnitzschtal that still has almost its original shape. It is said to have stood here as a cutting mill in the 14th century. Since 1997 the plant has been accessible again as a technical monument. The production of groundwood, a basic material for paper production, is shown.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive a 25% discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Oldtimer showroom Sebnitz railway station

Marvel at the historic vehicles of the IG Oldtimer Stolpen e.V. as well as historical objects and toys in the show workshop at Sebnitz railway station!

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive a 20 % discount on the normal price.
Further information can be found here.

Richard Wagner sites Graupa

An extremely modern exhibition, which can be seen in the Lohengrinhaus and in the Graupaer Hunting Lodge, also gives newcomers access to Richard Wagner. Multimedia exhibits, such as a holographic theatre and a virtual orchestra pit, as well as changing special exhibitions enliven the authentic place of work.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive 1 € discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Robert Sterl House

The museum in the original house and studio of the important German Impressionist Robert Sterl (1867-1932) shows 100 paintings in a historical ambience as well as changing special exhibitions. Guests can linger in the romantic landscape garden and visit the artist's grave.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you receive a 12% discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Sculpture summer in the bastion of the Sonnenstein Fortress

The Pirna Sculpture Summer sets the scene for figurative sculpture in the bastions of the former Sonnenstein Fortress. From May to September the special art exhibition can be seen amidst the massive walls of the old fortress - a pleasure not only for art lovers. In 2017 the Sculpture Summer will be dedicated to the 150th birthday of Käthe Kollwitz.

With the guest card Saxon Switzerland you get 1 € discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.

Pirna City Museum

Just a few metres from the historical market square is the Pirna Town Museum, where the history of the town is presented in an exciting way. The exhibition shows over 300 selected objects from the museum's collection. Changing special exhibitions, educational museum offers, lectures and concerts complete the offer.

With the Sächsische Schweiz guest card you receive a 1 € discount on the admission price.
Further information can be found here.