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Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Leipzig Museum of Printing

Experience intangible cultural heritage printing technology

View into the room of the Museum für Druckkunst, materials, artistic printing processes © Klaus D. Sonntag
Museum für Druckkunst © Klaus D. Sunday

An authentic 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.

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.

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.


location Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Leipzig Museum of Printing
Nonnenstraße 38
04229 Leipzig
phone +49 341 231620
fax +49 341 2316220
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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 a printed image of an exhibition in the Museum für Druckkunst in the book city Leipzig, cultural institution
© Andreas Schmidt
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
Poster: Intangible Cultural Heritage 2018, Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig © Museum für Druckkunst
Poster: Experience cultural heritage 2018 © Museum für Druckkunst
Close-up of a hand casting of lead letters in the Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig © D. Grundmann Westend PR
Hand casting © D. Grundmann Westend PR
As part of the Year of Industrial Culture, a printing plate is set up in the Museum of the Printing Arts and prepared for printing.
© Museum of Printing Arts
Cherry blossoms bloom in front of the Museum of Printing Arts.
© Museum of Printing Arts
A print is taken from the still functioning printing machines in the Museum of Printing Leipzig.
© Museum of Printing Arts


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