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Karl May Museum 3.0

The Karl May Museum in Radebeul has existed for over 90 years. A long time, which has left traces. There is a lack of space and building defects. The valuable collection on the indigenous peoples of North America – one of the most important collections in Europe – is threatened. For the future of the museum, the Karl May Foundation is planning a new reception building with a central visitor entrance, spacious storage facilities, as well as barrier-free access to the historic houses and modernization of the exhibitions. The total cost of this project is about 8.5 million euros, of which about 6 million euros are planned from public funds. Our goal is to be able to realize all our projects by the museum’s 100th birthday in 2028. We can only achieve this together with your support!

Help us. With your donation, you will contribute to the realization of this
project and secure the future of the Karl May Museum!


Laying of the foundation stone for the new reception building: 01.12.2024.
Inauguration of the new reception building: 01.12.2026
Start of construction of renovation “Villa Bärenfett”: 25.02.2026
Completion of the entire project: 01.12.2028

Thank you for donations
For donations from 500,00 € you will receive an exclusive donor letter from us:

Donor’s letter Platinum from 10.000,00 Euro
Donor’s letter gold from 3.500,00 Euro
Donor’s letter silver from 1.500,00 Euro
Donor’s letter bronze from 500,00 Euro

Donation account
Karl May Foundation/Museum
Savings Bank Meißen
IBAN: DE97 8505 5000 3151 1120 12

Dresdner Volksbank Raiffeisenbank eG
IBAN: DE34 8509 0000 4912 1220 13

Do you have any questions? Then contact us!

Your management & your board of the Karl May Foundation

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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