Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Palitzsch Museum

Museum of the "peasant astronomer" Palitzsch with a lot of astronomy and Prohlis village history

The permanent exhibition is devoted to the 7,000-year history of Prohlis, the life and work of farmer-astronomer Johann Georg Palitzsch, and the basics of astronomy. In 1758, Palitzsch, a farmer in Prohlis, was the first astronomer worldwide to rediscover Halley's comet, causing a sensation at Europe's academies. The exhibition's main attraction is a digital planetarium (by previous arrangement only) that provides insights into celestial observations, but also takes viewers on a journey to stellar constellations of other ages. Models of the Voyager and Rosetta space probes help describe the study of our solar system and of a comet. With the aid of information plaques on the origins of our worldview, the show links the history of astronmy with space research of the present.


Gamigstraße 24
01239 Dresden


Tel: +49 (0)351 / 7 96 72 49



Opening hours

Wed to Sun and holidays 12 noon to 5 pm


Adults 4.00 EUR, reduced 3.00 EUR, groups (min. 10 persons) 3.00/2.50 EUR pp, Fridays (except holidays) admission free of charge, Annual ticket for the Museums of the City of Dresden 30.00 EUR / families 40.00 EUR

The Euroregion Culture Card is valid here.


holiday offerslectures

Lectures, in good weather star and planet observations

Thematic guided tours for school pupils, e.g. "Life 7,000 Years Ago" or "Cosmic Vagabonds in the Solar System", children's and holiday programmes, projects and activities

handicapped accessible in all areas, handicapped accessible toilet

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