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Erich Kästner Museum, Dresden

Erich Kästner Museum, Dresden

The Erich Kastner Museum is dedicated to the works of the children’s author, Nazi critic and pacifist, Erich Kastner who was born and raised in Dresden. The building that was his home from 1899 to 1917 houses this repository of his works and exhibits showcasing his life.

“Yes believe me, Dresden was a beautiful city. You have to believe me, for not one of you, even if your father were ever so rich, can go there by train to see if I am right. The city of Dresden is no more,” wrote Erich Kastner after the fire bombings in 1945 ravaged the city in his autobiographical book, “when I was a little boy.” In 2004, the people of Dresden paid a tribute to Kastner through this museum.

The Erich Kastner museum is regarded as the only mobile interactive micro-museum in the world. The interiors designed by Ruairi O’ Brien, are an example of a layout that makes optimal use of space. Exhibits are placed in drawers that form part of columns. The columns can be pushed together to make additional space for more exhibits in the unique interior design of the museum.

The Erich Kastner museum stays open from Sunday to Wednesday and on Fridays. On Thursdays, only schools and groups are allowed. Proceeds from purchases made from the online shop go to support the maintenance of the museum.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm; closed on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Sight Name: Erich Kästner Museum
Sight Location: Dresden, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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