Visit the Deutsches Hygiene Museum

It has to be said, quite frankly, that there is no museum in Europe quite like the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden founded in 1912. It is something of a theme-based museum, an exhibition venue for showcasing issues relating to culture and society, science and art. Here you’ll find not just the permanent exhibition with the Transparent Woman and other highlights, but also a Children’s Museum where younger visitors have the opportunity to find out more, in a playful way, about how we explore the world around us using our senses. Then, several times a year, a number of elaborately staged special exhibitions also go on show. And all this and more just a stone’s throw from Dresden’s Frauenkirche in the city centre!

Currently on display at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum is the “Shame: 100 Reasons to Turn Red.” This exhibit explores the reasons why we feel ashamed and the possible role it plays in society. Also on display is the “Lutherland: Photographs from the World of Faith” exhibit by photographer Jörg Gläscher. The photo project is an invitation to reflect on the religious roots of the core values that provide the mainstay for our society’s cohesiveness. Both of these exhibitions run until June 5.

For a comprehensive list of exhibits both permanent and temporary, visit the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’s website by clicking here.