A well-known and interesting museum near Dresden is the Karl May Museum in Radebeul, a community just a few kilometres outside Dresden.
The museum is located in the former home of the famous writer and author of Winnetou and Co. In the house (Karl May already called the house “Villa Shatterhand”) you can visit Karl May’s former flat and study. Another highlight is on the ground floor. The legendary rifles from his books: silver rifle, Henrystutzen and Bärentöter. Another part of the museum is in the garden of the estate. Here is also a nice playground and a cosy snack bar. In another house in the garden called “Villa Bärenfett” there is an exhibition about Indians. There is also a small cinema showing an interesting film.
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Our impression is that this is a great little museum. Anyone who has read books by Karl May or seen films like Winnetou will find the exhibition in Radebeul interesting. A museum for adults and children. The many small exhibits and the books are also interesting.
Admission Karl May Museum Radebeul 2023
Adults pay 9 euros, children only 3 euros. There are also tickets with a reduction for 7 euros and tickets for families for 20 euros.
Opening hours Karl May Museum Radebeul 2023
Monday is a day of rest all year round. If Monday is a public holiday, the museum is open.
Otherwise in summer from 9 am to 6 pm. In winter the opening hours are 2 hours shorter (November to February): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Directions Karl May Museum Radebeul
Radebeul is a municipality in its own right but looks like a district of Dresden. Radebeul is built together with Dresden, the tram line 4 connects the city centre of Dresden with Radebeul. Get off line 4 at the stop “Schildenstraße”. Walk straight ahead for a few metres and then turn left. The first street on the right is then Karl-May-Straße. This is where the museum is, about the third house on the right.
Address Karl May Museum: Karl-May-Str. 5, 01445 Radebeul
There is a large car park a good 100 metres from the museum. If you are lucky, you will also find a parking space on Karl-May-Strasse in front of the Karl May Museum.
The Karl May Museum is the biggest attraction in Radebeul. There are several restaurants and cafés in the vicinity, for example in the main street.
There is also an S-Bahn station (Radebeul Ost) about 500 metres from the museum. The S1 stops here on the line Meißen – Radebeul – Dresden – Pirna – Bad Schandau – Schöna (every 30 minutes in both directions).