The museum of Adam Ries

Johannisgasse 23, 09456 Annaberg-Buchholz

Tel. : +49 (0) 3733 22186

Fax : +49 (0) 3733 429087


Not only the treasures of the earth but also the ideas of the most notable personalities, traditions and customs, handicrafts and artwork are entwined with the mountain city. For example, Adam Ries, the world-famous German arithmetician, taught maths at his school for arithmetic. Today, the school is a museum, where guests can acquire their arithmetic diploma based on the methods of Adam Ries.


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

  • Only the ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users
  • The upper floor with special exhibition/calculating school is only accessible via stairs

  • Museum-related pedagogic offers, as calculating school "Rechnen auf Linien", are suitable for blind and visually impaired guests

Show map

Accessibility Information

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 80 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp

Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons