The Linden-Museum at Hegelplatz in Stuttgart is one of Europes most important ethnographic museums. Within its walls are presented seven permanent exhibitions of African, South Asian, East Asian, Oriental, and North and South American art and culture. Numbered among its treasures and attractions there are a Tibetan temple, a Japanese teahouse, and an Oriental bazaar. The permanent displays are regularly complemented with special exhibitions and cultural programmes such as lectures and other attractive events. As an integral part of Stuttgarts cultural heritage, every visitor to the city should take the time to visit this unique museum.
The name Linden-Museum commemorates Karl Graf von Linden (1838-1910), who as president of the Wuerttemberg Society for Trade and Geography had global contacts, enabling him to lay down the foundations of the present magnificent collections. Von Linden invited such notables as Roald Amundsen and Sven Hedin to Stuttgart.
Thursday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
For the permanent galleries:
Adults €3,-, those reduced for concession €2,-, children younger than 14 have free entry. For special exhibitions: Adults €4,-, reeduced €3,- and children younger than 14 have free entry. Free entry for members of the Gesellschaft for Erd- und Voelkerkunde and of ICOM.
Entry to the museum is free on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and closing time, 8 p.m.
Reduced fee is given with an I.D. to: pupils, students, handicapped, social welfare recipients, unemployed, military personnel, alternative service employees, and holders of a family pass. The reduction also applies to groups of ten or more people.
They are offered on Wednesdays and Sundays without additional fee. Private tours can be booked at a rate of €70,- in addition to the entry fee.
State Museum of Ethnology
Publicity Relations Department
Dr. Tobias Wall
D - 70174 Stuttgart
Phone: 0049 (0) 711 2022-444, Fax: 0049 (0) 711 2022-590