Karl May Museum

Karl-May-Straße 5, 01445 Radebeul

Tel. : +49 (0) 351 8373010



The adventurous side of Radebeul is connected with the name Karl May. The adventure writer used to live here. Thus, Radebeul is the birthplace of Winnetou und Old Shatterhand, the heroes of his novels. The Karl-May-Museum preserves the legends. Each year in May, thousands of people celebrate their heroes with spectacular shows during the Karl-May-Festivities in the Lößnitzgrund. 

The exhibitions "Indians of North America" in the "Villa Bärenfett" and "Karl May - Life and Work" in the Villa "Shatterhand" can be seen under the motto "Two worlds - one experience".



  • Family puzzles with price
  • Museum suitcase
  • Holiday adventures in winter and summer holidays
  • Children's museum nights during winter and autumn holidays
  • summer Camp
  • Gold panning, Indian tipi and adventure playground in the museum park
  • New children's activity station in the exhibition "Indians of North America"
  • Children's birthday and Christmas celebrations


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

  • The „Villa Bärenfett” is accessible for wheelchair users through a door of 90 cm with mobile ramp (25 % incline, 1.5 m length)
  • The back entrance is accessible (upon prior notice) with ramp (11 % incline, 1.4 m length) and door of 92 cm
  • An accompanying person is required
  • Toilet for wheelchair users: door 74 cm, 63 cm in front of and 100x90 cm beside toilet, toilet height 49 cm
  • “Villa Shatterhand” is only accessible via steps

  • Guided tours for blind visitors and guests with learning difficulties possible on demand

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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. 70 cm
    Entrance with max. one step or ramp

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 70 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 120 x 120 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 70 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present

Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for persons with learning and mental disabilities