Lessing-Museum Kamenz

Lessing-Platz 1-3, 01917 Kamenz

Tel. : +49 (0) 3578 379111

Fax : +49 (0) 3578 379119



Goes without saying that a dignified monument is due to a popular literary man. And can you picture a better place for this than his home town? Kamenz, the city of birth of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing has dedicated a whole museum to the master of poetry. An exhibition area of 250 square meters shows museal depictions of Lessing´s lifework and provide an insight into his personality, which was once described as “highest mind” by Goethe. The Lessing museum comes along with a historical site, namely the Haus am Anger 2, which documents the effortful erection of the museum. In addition to that, the museum attracts a large audience by organizing readings, a poet´s newcomer stage and writing competitions.


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

  • Driveway to the museum  (8% gradient, 11 m length)
  • Closed back entrance for wheelchair users (97 cm): please register by phone or at the ticket service (with steps)
  • Assistance is recommended
  • Public WC for wheelchair users: Door 80 cm, 113x160 cm in front of and 125 cm beside the WC

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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


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. 80 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 130 x 130 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 80 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present