A visit to Dresden-Hosterwitz offers the chance of a good long walk with a musical theme. Not far from the Pillnitzer Schloss (Pillnitz Palace) is the Carl Maria von Weber Museum. The composer and his wife discovered this typical vintner's house while out walking in the spring of 1818. Weber and his family stayed here in the warmer parts of the year in1818 and 1819 and again in 1822-1824, and many fellow-musicians and friends came to visit him here. It was in this house that he wrote his opera Euryanthe, as well as Invitation to the Dance. In the former living room and study, displays of music manuscripts, pictures and texts provide an insight into Carl Maria von Weber's creative activity in Dresden.
Carl Maria von Weber Museum
Dresdner Straße 44
Wed to Sun and holidays 12 am to 5 pm, Mon and Tue closed
Adults €4.00, reduced €3.00, groups (min.10 persons) €3 / 2.50 per person, Fridays admission free of charge Annual ticket for Museums of the City of Dresden €30.00 / families €40.00
The Euroregion Culture Card is valid here.
holiday offersguided tours
Chamber concerts, musical-literary programmes, small gastronomic offer, renting of rooms (with garden), special exhibitions, newsletter, marrying in the museum
Guided tours, opera introductions for pupils from grade 1 to 12 (also in English on request), programmes for pre-school children and pupils, holiday programmes, projects and actions
Introductions to operas for school pupils in English
limited handicapped accessible