Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Erich Kästner Museum

The Erich Kästner Museum successfully implements a novel concept: the “mobile interactive micromuseum". It is at one and the same time a work of architecture, a work of art and a utilitarian object and which reflects the multi-faceted personality and work of that world-renowned author, cabaret artist, journalist and man of many other media. With this “walk-in treasure chest”, the architect and originator of the concept Ruairí O’Brien designed, in 1999, a house within a house which combines tradition and modernity and brings together museum content directly accessible to the senses and new media technology. Visitors of every generation and culture can explore Kästner’s world playfully and independently.


Antonstraße 1
01097 Dresden


Tel: +49 351 / 8 04 50 86



Opening hours

Sun to Wed and Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Thu reserved for groups and school classes by previous arrangement, Sat closed


Adults €5.00, reduced €3.00, family ticket €12.00, groups €6.00 per person, school classes €2.00 per person


shopspecial exhibitions

Guided tours in English and Arabic Exhibition texts in Czech, Polish, Russian, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese

Introduction to Erich Kästner and the museum concept (in German and English), group guided tours, thematic guided tours for school classes of school years 3 to 13

handicapped accessible in all areas