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GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts

A Unique Cultural Attraction

Children marvel at the exhibits in the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts.
© Esther Hoyer

The GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts is one of the leading design museums in Europe. It features ever-changing art and design exhibitions, photography and architecture of international repute. The historical meets the contemporary.

The artistically designed permanent exhibition, which is divided into three collections, is also impressive: "From Antiquity to Historism", "Asian Art" and "From Art Noveau to the Present Day". Today, the first-rate collection includes some 230,000 works of European and non-European craftsmanship from antiquity to the present day. The GRASSIMESSE, which takes place annually in October, also attracts visitors.

In addition to its windows by the Bauhaus master Josef Albers, the museum also features the Bauhaus theme in its permanent exhibition to mark the Bauhaus anniversary.

Today's GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts opened in 1874 as the second German museum of its kind. Its name comes from the merchant and patron Franz Dominic Grassi. The (new) Grassimuseum, built between 1925 and 1929, is a place of inspiration, peace and relaxation in the heart of the city of Leipzig thanks to its lush inner courtyards and the park-like Johannisfriedhof.

The Museum encourages the artisan and young designer community and supports children, young people and adults in their journey through 3,000 years of art and cultural history. It is a place of inspiration and education and offers a variety of events and projects for all ages and interest groups. Families like to come to museum festivals, family Sundays and favour intergenerational events. During school hours, school classes of all levels benefit from the curriculum-related events offered by the institution. During school holidays, the motto is "Active holidays!" The museum also has a wide range of programmes for day-care centres. The Museum is also a popular place to celebrate birthdays, both for children and their guests and for adults.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

The Grassi MAK offers audio guides for blind and visually impaired visitors that guide them through the permanent exhibition from Antiquity to Historicism. In addition, tactile brochures and Braille signage allow for better orientation. You can check out all equipment at the checkout counter. The audio guides can also be downloaded from the Playstore and iTunes. The staff is happy to help. Walkers with seats are available.


The GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts is an "Inklusionspate" (inclusivity sponsor)




location GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts
Johannisplatz 5-11
04103 Leipzig
phone +49 (0)341 2229100
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Tram: HP Johannisplatz


  • Fully accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Special and personalised assistance services available for people with disabilities
  • Assistance for hearing-impaired guests (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) info
  • Fully accessible elevator for wheelchair users info
  • Marked disabled parking available
  • Fully accessible rest-room for wheelchair users info
  • Assistance for blind and visually-impaired guests info
Elevator available , Restaurant , Parking area , Cashless payment , Bathroom
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Wheelchair users can use the lift located to the right of the entrance (Johannisplatz) to access the museum.

Wheelchair-accessible visitor restrooms available on the ground floor.

Im Grassi MAK werden Audioguides für Blinde und sehschwache Besucher angeboten, die durch die Dauerausstellung Antike bis Historismus begleiten. Ebenfalls ermöglichen Tastbroschüren und Brailleschrift die bessere Orientierung. Am Kassentresen stehen sämtliche Utensilien zum Ausleihen zur Verfügung. Die Audioguides können zudem über Playstore und iTunes heruntergeladen werden. Das Personal ist hierbei gern behilflich. (Mobile) Sitzmöglichkeiten sind vorhanden.


LEIPZIG CARD / LEIPZIG REGIO CARD: Reduced admission price

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