Join our Association of Friends!

Any natural or legal person who commits to the objectives of the Association of Friends, and is willing to work for it, is welcome to join. The Association consists of ordinary and sponsoring members as well as honorary members.

Sponsoring members are members who want to provide direct material support to the museum with an elevated membership fee.

The General Meeting of Members decides on the earmarked use of the donations received each year.

Association services for members

  • Members of the Association shall receive free admission to the Karl May Museum on presentation of their member card at the museum ticket office.
  • The Association meets once a month in the Karl May Museum for the Presentation programme.
  • Every member receives the museum magazine “The Observer by the Elbe” twice a year.

Overview of fees:

One-off registration fee for new members: € 5.00

Annual fee for ordinary members: € 25.00
Annual fee for legal persons: € 130.00
Partner membership (only possible combined with a full membership): € 15.00

Annual fee for sponsoring members: voluntary, but at least € 75.00
Annual fee for sponsoring members as legal persons: voluntary, but at least € 300.00

Payment options:

All members are required to pay the fee in the first quarter of the calendar year. If you want us to direct debit your membership fee in early March of the respective fee year, please send us an e-mail to and request the SEPA direct debit form. Members who join or leave during an ongoing business year must also pay the full annual fee.

Our overseas members can also pay the annual fee by credit card on request.

The membership cards, which are valid for one year, are sent to all members who have paid their fees for the current year annually in April.

Have we aroused your interest in a membership in our Association of Friends?

Then simply contact us.

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Karl May Museum

Karl-May-Str. 5
01445 Radebeul

Our admission prices

Adults: € 10 / Reduced admission: € 8
Children: € 5 / Family ticket: € 22

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Our opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

closed on Mondays (except public holidays)

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