Museums in Saxon Switzerland
Numerous museums and exhibitions in Saxon Switzerland focus on diverse aspects of the area. In many places there are interesting local history museums that give a deep insight into local culture and tradition.
Walking the paths of artists: Robert Sterl’s House in Naundorf Village is one of few authentic artists’ homes in Germany and focuses on the life and work of this great Impressionist artist.
Marie Louise Stolln Museum Mine in the Town of Berggießhübel provides a close-up experience of mining history in the Gottleuba Valley.
For exploring old crafts visit the demonstration workshop at Deutsche Kunstblume (German Artificial Flower) in the town of Sebnitz or discover the tradition of hand puppet plays in the museum Traditionsstätte Handpuppenspiel located in the town of Hohnstein.
Medizinhistorische Sammlungen (Medical History Collections) in Bad Gottleuba Health Park invites visitors on an excursion to the more recent history of medicine.
Richard Wagner was fascinated by the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Their mystic rocky scenery powerfully inspired him for some of his most successful inventions. The Richard Wagner commemorative sites in the village of Graupa are considered to be worldwide the oldest Wagner museum. It is here where he drafted the complete compositions for his “Lohengrin” Opera.
Peter Ulrich’s House in the town of Pirna which was reopened as a theatre is the oldest residence of a master-builder of Germany.
Comprehending nature: Bad Schandau National Park Centre is the main information centre for visitors of the National Park. An attractive multimedia exhibition also accessible to handicapped persons presents background knowledge about the area’s geology, fauna and flora.
Hohwald Gold and Mineral Experience Site informs about local geology and the mining of gold, minerals and rocks in this area.
Experiencing Prehistory: In Sebnitz Town Prehistory Park visitors encounter dinosaurs as well as prehistoric human beings and curious plants.