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Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Leipzig Museum of Printing

View of a printed image of an exhibition in the Museum für Druckkunst in the book city Leipzig, cultural institution
© Andreas Schmidt

A vibrant industrial heritage site, the Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig presents around 100 functioning machines and presses for historical casting, typesetting and printing techniques under the theme "Between Technology and Art". By combining a production workshop and a museum, it is possible to experience 500 years of printing history. The museum is located at Nonnenstraße 38 in the former industrial district of Plagwitz in a four-winged facility with a 100-year tradition as a printing workshop. The façade of the building facing Nonnenstraße is a rare example of Art Deco in Leipzig's cityscape. As part of the Saxon Route of Industrial Heritage, the museum is one of the 51 most important sites of Saxon industrial culture. It preserves, maintains and communicates the artistic printing techniques of letterpress, gravure and planographic printing listed in the German UNESCO Commission's nationwide list of intangible cultural heritage.


location Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Leipzig Museum of Printing
Nonnenstraße 38
04229 Leipzig
phone +49 (0)341 231620
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  • Disability-accessible establishment
  • Fully accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Elevator
  • Special and personalised assistance services available for people with disabilities
View of the entrance of the Museum of Printing Art in the book city Leipzig in which a wonderful exhibition can be seen, cultural institution
© Philipp Kirschner
View of a metal printing plate the exhibit of the exhibition in the Museum of Printing in the book city Leipzig, cultural institution
© Philipp Kirschner

opening hours

Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Special opening hours in 2017
25 March Saturday / Book Fair - open from 10 am - 5 pm
26 March Sunday / Book Fair - open from 11 am - 5 pm
14 April Good Friday - closed
16 April Easter Sunday - closed
17 April Easter Monday - open from 11 am - 5 pm
1 May May Bank Holiday (Mon) - closed
25 May Ascension Day (Thurs) - open from 11 am - 5 pm
26 May Friday - open from 10 am - 5 pm
27 May Saturday - open from 11 am - 5 pm
4 June Whit Sunday - closed 
5 June Whit Monday - open from 11 am - 5 pm
3 October German Reunification Day (Tues) - closed
31 October Reformation Day (Tues) - closed
22 November Day of Prayer and Repentance (Weds) - closed
24 December Christmas Eve (Sunday) - closed
25 December Christmas Day (Mon) - closed
26 December Boxing Day (Tues) - open from 11 am - 5 pm
27 December Wednesday - open from 10 am - 5 pm
28 December Thursday - open from 10 am - 5 pm
29 December Friday - open from 10 am - 5 pm
30 December Saturday - closed
31 December New Year's Eve (Sun) - closed
1 January 2018 - New Year's Day (Mon) - closed


Adults € 7.00
Kids € 1.50
Students, apprentices € 3.00
Leipzig Card and
Leipzig Regio Card holders
€ 4.00
Tours (of a minimum of 5 people, prior registration required, plus entry, per person)
Permanent exhibition or
special exhibition
(kindergartens, schools)
€ 1.50
Permanent exhibition or
special exhibition
(students, apprentices,
€ 2.00
(with registration, at least 5 people, per person)
"Setting and printing"
(kindergartens, schools, plus entry)
€ 1.00
"Setting and printing"
(students, apprentices,
adults; plus entry)
€ 2.00
Creative courses € 5.00

For Leipzig Regio Card and Leipzig card holders: Reduced entry fee