Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden

Tel. : +49 (0) 351 4846400

Fax : +49 (0) 351 4846402


The Deutsches Hygiene Museum is a public forum for current issues arising from the revolutions in science, culture and politics that are reshaping our society in the early 21st century. In addition to the exhibition programme, the Museum organizes numerous events with renowned guests, including lectures, discussions, readings and conferences.

At the centre of the permanent exhibition ABENTEUER MENSCH with a popular science slant, "Human Adventure", there are body and health topics that visitors can explore with the help of exhibits, media units and many interactive displays. These presentations deal with the latest scientific findings in the study of Man, as well as with cultural issues of everyday life. The Museum’s pecial exhibitions also address problems of social policy and issues in the history of ideas and culture. The permanent exhibition also displays countless objects from the museum' s extensive collection, such as the "transparent man". The regular attractions are rounded off by the experience-based children's museum, "Our Senses".

Its temporary exhibitions address current or historical themes with regard to science and society, art and culture.



  • The human adventure - permanent exhibition
  • Our senses - museum for children
  • programmes for families - guided tours for families, guided tours in easy language through the permanent and the special exhibitions, changing offers during the holidays and weekends, individual exploration-tours and playful tours for families with children from 6 to 12 years



Notes on accessibility / deviations from the pictograms:

  • Tactile room overview plans
  • Acoustically or tactile accessible exhibition objects (films in audio-described form, interactive elements are made accessible acoustically or with Braille)
  • Audio guides specially designed for blind and visually impaired visitors
  • Tactile floor guidance system

  • Media stations and audio guides with induction loops
  • Sound films with subtitles
  • Texts from listening stations as reading versions

  • Guided tour in German sign language (fee required) on request
  • Audio guides in simple language
  • Specific museum educational programmes for visitors with learning and mental disabilities


The programme of special exhibitions 2020:

  • Of plants and people. April 2019 to April 2020
  • Future food. March 21, 2020 to February 21, 2021
  • In prison. September 26, 2020 to May 31, 2021

Icon of the modern age

Since 1930, the German Museum of Hygiene has stood on the edge of the so-called Great Garden. The impressive building was designed by Wilhelm Kreis, its style combining the clear lines of the Bauhaus style with monumental classicist elements. Kreis ranked among the most renowned architects of his time. His museum building was extensively refurbished and modernised by the architect Peter Kulka between 2002 and 2010 although great care was taken to simply restore it into its original state. Today, visitors encounter a high-strung, aesthetically convincing dialogue between the historic building from classical Modernism and an individual contemporary architecture language.

Upon request, the Museum of Hygiene offers a special architecture tour “From Wilhelm Kreis to Peter Kulka”.

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Accessibility Information


  • There is a parking area for disabled persons

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp


Operating elements with a height of > 115 cm are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space inside elevator min. 110 x 140 cm

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 150 x 150 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 90 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present

Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for deaf and hearing-impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for persons with learning and mental disabilities