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Special exhibitions

Annual exhibition

And Peace on Earth

1 December 2018 to 27 October 2019

The annual exhibition recalls the time of the freedom movement in the late 19th century until Karl May’s death in 1912, and contextualises it with the freedom movements of our time. What did Karl May think about this and how is it expressed in his writing? Which religious symbols are used and how do characters like Winnetou behave in this context?

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Deckelbild "Friede auf Erden" von Sascha Schneider, 1904: ein nackter Engel umkreist die Erde und hält ein Licht in der rechten Hand
Showcase exhibition

The Karl May Museum - In the past, present and future

1 December 2018 to 2 June 2019

In 1928, the famous Karl May Museum was founded at the author’s home on the initiative of his widow Klara May. Even today, it is still considered a hub for German Indian and Wild West romanticism. Karl May’s life and work was and is preserved, maintained and exhibited here. The special exhibition tells of the beginnings of the museum, but primarily looks towards its future.

Monochrome picture: Founders of the Karl May Museum Patty Frank and Klara May in the exhibition "North American Indians"
Photo exhibition in the museum park

Grand mystic meets art photographer

1 December 2019 to 19 May 2019

It is less known that adventure novel author Karl May (1842 – 1912) dedicated himself to symbolistic and spiritual literature in his late work. Being friend with Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner, May was passionately campaigning for humanity and global peace in his books.

The photo exhibition “Grand mystic meets art photographer” in the museum park connects a selection of Karl May’s late texts with modern photographs by the internationally known art photographer Timm Stütz (*1938).

Karl May Museum

Karl-May-Str. 5
01445 Radebeul

Our admission prices

Adults: € 9 / Reduced admission: € 7
Children: € 3 / Family ticket: € 20

Our opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday all year round
From March to Oct: 9 am – 6 pm
From Nov to Feb: 10 am – 17 pm

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