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German Hygiene Museum

Would you like to find out more about yourself, your own body, and your psyche? Are you interested in the origins of mankind, evolution, and science in general? If you are out and about in Dresden, be sure to visit its unique attraction – the German Hygiene Museum, which reveals many secrets about human nature and sheds light on basic aspects of anatomy. The permanent exhibition is devoted to current studies that deal with the human body from a cultural, social, and scientific point of view. And since there is also an experimental museum “The World of Senses”, your children will definitely not get bored!

German Hygiene Museum, Dresden

German Hygiene Museum, Dresden

The idea of the Museum

The museum was founded by a Dresden entrepreneur Karl Lingner at the beginning of the 20th century. It was originally designed as a place for hygiene and health education, which could provide a deeper understanding of human anatomy. In 1930, the German Hygiene Museum moved to the center of Dresden. One of his first and at the same time best exhibits is the figure of the Transparent Man in natural size. For the first time (at that moment) people could examine the structure of a human body in such a manner – each internal organ is lit up with the help of the 40 built-in lightbulbs.

Permanent & temporary exhibitions

The whole collection of the museum is called “The Human Adventure” and is divided into seven thematic areas. Each of these areas is dedicated to a certain aspect of the human body. The first section, which tells about the historical methods of human research, is called “The Transparent Man”.

DHMD - The transparent man

“The transparent man” section — DHMD

In the second area, known as “Living and Dying”, visitors can gain insight into the cycle of human life: starting from the appearance of the first cell until death.

Living and Dying - Hygiene Museum in Dresden

“Living and Dying” section — DHMD

The link between nutrition and health is explained in the section “Eating and Drinking”. In particular, it draws attention to how fast food affects our eating habits and overall wellbeing. In the fourth section called “Sexuality”, you can learn about the most delicate aspects of the human body, related to our sexual behavior, relationships, and intimacy.

Eating and Drinking - DHMD area

“Eating and Drinking” section — DHMD

The area “Remember-Think-Learn” invites adults and children to find out about the capacities of the human brain, unravel its structure and functions. A number of interactive elements allow visitors to test their own memory and attention.

Beauty, skin, and hair - DHMD section

“Beauty, skin, and hair” section — DHMD

The sixth room “Motion” reveals the secrets of body movement, and the area “Beauty, Skin, and Hair” answers the questions about the parts of the body, which serve as natural boundaries between the inner and outer world.

At the present moment, there is one more permanent exhibition known as “The World of Senses”. Here, the little visitors of the museum will have an opportunity to enjoy an interactive experience, related to all five senses of a human being – such as hearing, touch, sight, smell, and taste.

From time to time, numerous temporary exhibitions take place in the DHMD, providing information on the latest findings in human research. The current exhibition, “Future Food. What will we eat tomorrow?”, is dedicated to the future of the food industry and all aspects related. It also touches upon the topics of politics, overpopulation, and the impact of our eating habits on the environment.

The exhibition has been extended until September 26, 2021.

Opening hours & ticket charges

The German Hygiene Museum is working every day except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note, that admission is only possible until 5.30 p.m. and that the museum is closed on January 1, December 24, and 25.

Attention: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is closed until further notice.

The prices for tickets are the following:

Adults: € 9
Reduced: € 4
Family ticket: € 14
Children up to 16 years: Free admission
On Fridays, there is a special discount of 50% on admission starting from 2 p.m.

Provided facilities

The audio guides are available in German, English, French, Czech, and Polish.

As a rule, the public tours are held on Saturdays and Sundays and holidays at 2 p.m. In addition, you can order a special program for children, a tour in German sign language, or a tactile tour suitable for people, who are blind or have low vision.

The entire museum building is barrier-free and thus optimized for people with disabilities. The wheelchair users can move unhindered through the entire site and the rooms of the permanent exhibition. The visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing will be offered special text tours and video guides in sign language. Audio tours and tactile floor guidance systems with reference to objects are provided for the guests, who are blind or with visual impairment.

DHMD barrier-free access DHMD for people with hearing disabilities

German Hygiene Museum is barrier-free

Location & accommodation

The German Hygiene Museum is situated on Lingnerplatz, 1. If you are looking for accommodation not far from the museum, there is a nice hotel option at Amedia Plaza Dresden Hotel. It will take you only 15 minutes to get to the museum from the hotel on foot. As an alternative, Dorint Hotel Dresden offers spacious beautiful rooms with free Wi-Fi.

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