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Africa house Sebnitz

The only museum in eastern Saxony dedicated to Africa

The Africa House, which was built on the initiative of the couple Ortrud and Eckard Nold, presents a permanent multimedia exhibition on the eventful history and rich culture of Africa in a restored 18th century Umgebindehaus. With a stock of more than 4,000 exhibits and the Nold Namibian library with more than 3,000 titles, the Sebnitz Africa House is the only museum in East Saxony which is exclusively dedicated to the topic "Africa". Four exclusive collections guarantee a diversified access to the topic.

From the Nold Collection, exhibits from the German colonial period and ethnological objects from Namibia and South Africa are on display. Masks from Gabon and a photographic documentation of Albert Schweitzer's primeval forest clinic in Lambarene are exhibited in the room dedicated to the Siegfried Neukirch Collection. Ethnological exhibits from the Werner Küppers Collection from East and West Africa are on display. With objects from the collection of the Heinrich Barth Society, a room has been designed for the adventurer and Africa researcher Heinrich Barth. The exhibition is rounded off by an installation with Leni Riefenstahl's famous Nuba photographs and an original Himba Kraal.

The tree house of the Africa House Sebnitz offers space to relax with a play corner for small and big children. In the warm season a colourful playground is also open outside. Expert guided tours, if desired also to thematic focuses, are possible after advance notification. Special educational offers for children and young people can also be requested. The Nold Namibian Library is also open to interested readers for scientific work.


The museum is currently closed for a longer period due to renovation work.


Hertigswalder Straße 14
01855 Sebnitz


Tel: +49 35971 80730



Opening hours

Currently closed for a longer period due to renovation.


The Euroregion Culture Card is valid here.


Sebnitz is easy to reach by train or bus. From the station Sebnitz directions_railway directions_bus it is a good walk to the city center. To the museum it is about 1 km.

The bus station Sebnitz directions_railway directions_bus is only about 350 m away.

If you arrive by car, there are parking facilities right next to the nearby Artificial flower museum.

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