Erich Kästner Museum
This museum successfully implements a novel concept: the mobile interactive micromuseum®, which is a work of architecture, a work of art and a utilitarian object all in one. Architect Ruairí O`Brien designed this "walk-in treasure chest" in which visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in the world of the well-known writer Erich Kästner.
Address: Antonstraße 1 01097 Dresden Germany
Phone: +49 (351) 8 04 50 86
Opening hours: Sunday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Thursdays reserved for Groups and school classes by previous arrangement
Closed on Saturday
Via tram: lines 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 to DVB stop "Albertplatz / Erich Kästner Museum"
Via train (S1/S2): Dresden Neustadt station
(then 5 min walk down Antonstraße towards Albertplatz)
Regular fare: € 5,-
Discount ticket: € 3,- (eligible for discount: pupils, students, disabled persons)
Family ticket: € 12,-
Children under 6 enter free of charge
Group visits (maximum 20 people) are possible only on Thursdays. Reservations are required and must be made well in advance.
Price: € 6,- per person
School class visits are possible only on Thursdays. Reservations are required and should be made well in advance.
Price: € 2,- per student / teacher (maximum of 20 students per group)
All groups and school classes receive an introductory tour about Erich Kästner and the museum.
Introductions (in German and English) for all visitors, group guided tours, literature café, museum shop, special exhibitions, workshops, lectures, literary-musical programmes, cultural events
Information for teachers planning a class trip to the EKM
Since it opened its doors to the public in February 2000, the Erich Kästner Museum has welcomed more than 20,000 visitors, among them about 1,800 students. The students from Dresden and its surroundings come as part of their German classes, as well as from other parts of Germany and abroad, adding the visit to their itinerary.
To guarantee that the mobile interactive micromuseum® is truly interactive, we continue to work on our project “Zeitzeugen – Kids read Kästner”. This lively project allows the young visitors not only to freely explore the museum, but also to leave traces of their visit in the real and virtual exhibition rooms. Kästner texts can be read, recited or performed, and will be recorded on video and audio tapes. We invite school classes pay to an active visit to the museum- to a different sort of German class in the Villa Augustin- and to add contents to our museum.
Each group may nominate students in advance to select and read excerpts from novels or poems by Erich Kästner. The museum presents a lively collage of Kästner´s works that will be of interest for future generations as well.
Of course it is also possible to arrange a tour of the museum without the project or readings components.
Class visits are only possible on Thursdays from 10 to 18 h. Reservations must be made well in advance!
Admission is € 2,00 per student/ teacher/ attendant.
Each group receives a tour.
A limit of 20 students per group is necessary so that the museum’s exhibition can experienced in an active and individual way, in an atmosphere that allows for concentration.
It is possible to split bigger groups, potentially combining a visit to the museum with a walk around Kästner´s Dresden.
It is possible, however, for the class as a whole to participate in readings and lectures.
The museum staff is glad to schedule your visit well in advance and eager to help you prepare and organize your stay. Please keep in mind, that the books, technology, and museum in general need to be handled with care, for which the students must be prepared.