Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Local museum Schöna

Museum about the history of Reinhardsdorf-Schöna and Saxon Switzerland

The charmingly designed village museum is located in Schöna on the village square in a small extension house built in the half-timbered style and almost 200 years old. The Heimatstube was established by the Heimatverein Schöna e.V. and opened to the public in 2003. In the lower rooms the way of life of the common people, that of a quarryman's family or an Elbe boatman's family in the time after the First World War, is shown. On the upper floor, the visitor can learn about the formation of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the development of stone crushing in Saxon Switzerland. In another room, visitors can learn about Elbe navigation and the numerous Schöna mills.

The lower living room of the Schöna home shows the way of life of the common people of this region in the last hundred years. An antique dealer would have his joy at the well preserved testimonies of our ancestors. From the water heater, washing trough, to the utensils of the embroiderers, the diligent museum makers have beautifully prepared all the things of daily life.

Opposite the living room you will find the stable and shed/storage room with typical items such as ladder carts, water jugs and baskets. The upper floors present the formation of the unique landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the history of stone crushing, Elbe shipping and Schöna mills.


Hauptstraße 30 a
01814 Reinhardtsdorf Schöna


Tel: +49 5028 81218


Opening hours

May - October

Sun: 13.00 - 15.00

The museum opens outside the opening hours by appointment.



admission free


From the bus stop "Reinhardsdorf-Schöna, Dorfplatz" directions_railway directions_bus it is only a few meters to the Heimathaus. The bus stop is served quite often.

You can also reach the museum from the S-Bahn station "Schmilka-Hirschmühle" directions_railway directions_bus after a short hike of about 2 km.

Parking is difficult in the vicinity of the museum. A large parking lot is located about 350 m to the south.

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