The museum will be closed from 14 March to 19 April 2020!

Dear visitors,

due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum will be temporarily closed from 14 March to 19 April 2020. The closure is in accordance with a decision of the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism. With this measure we want to contribute to preventing the virus from spreading further.

We will keep you informed about further developments.

With the best wishes to you, to your relatives and friends,

Prof. Klaus Vogel, Director
13 March 2020


At a glance

About us

Kinder mit Kopfhörern vor einer Vitrine, von vorn fotografiert, mit Blick nach oben. In der Vitrine ein Modell in Miniatur des Hygiene-Museums.

Plan Your Visit

Ein junger Mann steht vor einer Videoinstallation, die eine knallig grüne zeigt.

Discover our Exhibitions



It has to be said, quite frankly, that there is no museum in Europe quite like the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum founded in 1912. It is something of a theme-based museum, an exhibition venue for showcasing issues relating to culture and society, science and art. Here you’ll find not just the permanent exhibition with the Transparent Woman and other highlights, but also a Children’s Museum where younger visitors have the opportunity to find out more, in a playful way, about how we explore the world around us using our senses. Then, several times a year, a number of elaborately staged special exhibitions also go on show. And all this and more just a stone’s throw from Dresden’s Frauenkirche in the city centre!