GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts

Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig

Tel. : + 49 (0) 341 2229100

Fax : +49 (0) 341 2229200


The museum is one of Europe's leading museums of design. It shows changing exhibitions on handicraft and design as well as photography and architecture. Historical meets contemporary. The first-class collection includes over 230,000 exhibits from antiquity to the present day.


The museum accompanies children, adolescents and adults on their discovery tours through 3,000 years of art and cultural history.


  • GRASSI-FEST: the family festival in the museum
  • Regular events for families such as "grandchild" or "family Sunday"
  • Birthday parties and family workshops


Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • Separate entrance with lift for wheelchair users
  • Lift: Control panel 120 cm

  • Special offers on request

  • In the exhibitions of the Leipzig Museum of Ethnology you will find approx. 100 large and small tactile objects. The majority of these objects is equipped with plaques in Braille and large print.
  • Rental of brochures in large print with the main texts of the exhibition
  • No guidance system

  • Tours with a sign language interpreter take place at 4:30 pm every first Thursday of the quarter.
  • Please register beforehand at or by fax (0341 9731909)

Icon of the modern age

The Grassi Museum was built between 1925 and 1929. With its courtyards and the adjoining park-like cemetery “Alter Johannisfriedhof” the areal represents a unique cultural point of interest on the eastern edge of the Leipzig city centre. The strictly geometrical windows of the museum for applied arts are an architectural masterpiece. They were designed by the painter, designer and art teacher Josef Albers, who worked in Dessau and is considered to be one of the most important abstract artists of the Bauhaus style. Supposedly, the windows by Josel Albers are the biggest sheet glass work of the Dessau Bauhaus period. Destroyed during World War II, the windows have been reconstructed and restored to their former beauty since 2011. 3 exhibitions are located at the Grassi Museum. The Museum of Musical Instruments by the Leipzig University, the Leipzig Museum of Ethnology and the Museum of Applied Arts.

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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