Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Chair-Making Museum and Rabenau Local History Collection

The only specialized museum of its kind in Germany.

The German Chair-Making Museum in the town of Rabenau celebrates the traditional craft skills that have been practised in Germany's oldest centre of chair-making for almost four hundred years. The variety of chairs on view and the collection of historic tools and woodworking machines are probably unrivalled anywhere in Germany. A special witness to the past is the early twentieth-century machine room once belonging to Rabenau master chair-maker Kurt Aehlig, preserved in its original form and set up in the museum's vaulted interior. Besides the exhibition on the craft of chair-making, the museum also presents a collection relating to the locality, comprising interesting objects connected with the town's history and the "Rabenauer Grund" nature reserve.


Lindenstraße 2
01734 Rabenau


Tel: +49 (0) 351 / 6 41 36 11



Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 4 pm Friday 10 am to 2 pm Sunday and holidays 1 to 5 pm and by previous arrangement Guided tours also possible outside the opening hours by previous arrangement


Adults 4 Euro, reduced 2 Euro, Children up to ten free

for guided tour 25 Euro

The Euroregion Culture Card is valid here.


guided toursshopspecial exhibitions

Coffee & cake - at Holzkunst mit Genuss, Oelsaer Str. 6, Rabenau, open: Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

Continuous educational services for groups and pupils: more details under Neu: Fascination and benefits of wood - a chamber for learning and experimentation


The nearest bus stop is "Rabenau Markt" directions_railway directions_bus, located less than 100 m from the museum.

The train station Rabenau directions_railway directions_bus is about 1 km from the museum. The Weißeritzbahn stops here, no regular service.

Parking spaces are available directly at the museum.


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