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BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life opens December 23, 2024

The exhibition shows the body over time how it develops, matures and grows, reaches its climax and finally weakens. The "Cycle of Life" features a special presentation on the human life cycle and ageing – from prenatal development and infancy to youth, adult­hood and old age. It presents ageing in the context of the human life cycle, as a natural progression from the spark of life at conception to living with inspiration into later years. Incredible feats and cautionary tales about age related matters, as well as the latest find­ings in longevity research are staged alongside real human specimens preserved through plastination.

Specimens on display stem from the Institute for Plastination’s body donation program and are preserved through plastination, a remarkable scientific process invented by pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

opening hours

9am–6pm (last admission 5pm)
Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays
Christmas (Dec 25/26), New Year (Jan 1)
10am–6pm (last admission 5pm)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)


Advance ticket sales start on 14 June 2024 at 10 a.m.
One visit at any time during the opening hours
of the booked month
25 €
during the exhibition period 29 €
Adults 19 €
Concessions* 15 €
Children & Youth (7–18 years) 13 €
Familien (2 Erw. + 2 Kinder / 1 Erw. + 3 Kinder) 49 €
Adults 21 €
Concessions* 17 €
Children & Youth (7–18 years) 15 €
Familien (2 Erw. + 2 Kinder / 1 Erw. + 3 Kinder) 55 €
Students in class** 9 €
Adults 15 €
Concessions* 13 €
Children & Youth (7–18 years) 9 €
Adults 17 €
Concessions* 15 €
Children & Youth (7–18 years) 11 €
2 Students* 15 €
rental fee (EN/DE) 3.5 €

Fees: Additional fees may apply for online or telephone orders.
*Concessions: Only with valid verification: Students under 30, seniors 65+, apprentices 18+, school pupils, trainees 18+, students up to 30 years, voluntary and military service, seniors 65+, disabled persons (from 50% degree of disability).
**Pupils in class: All educational institutions
Free admission: Teachers and trainee teachers (with verification), companions of disabled persons (marking B), body donors of the Institute for Plastination, children under 7 years,j ournalists.

Tickets also available at the box office!
Visitors who do not have the opportunity to buy their tickets online in advance can also purchase tickets at the box office. It is recommended to use the advance sale to avoid waiting times.

School class and group bookings
For group bookings, please contact Gruppen@eventim.de, by e-mail to receive a corresponding offer. Group bookings can also be made by telephone 0421 37 67 2000 (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm).

On Mondays, 2 students receive two tickets for the price of one student ticket on presentation of their student IDs. The offer is available at the box office and in the ticket shop!

Listen & Learn! Design your exhibition visit according to your personal interest. The The audio tour lasts approx. 2 hours and is available in English and German.

Time slot tickets
To make your visit as pleasant as possible, time slot tickets are available. By booking a time slot ticket, access to the exhibition is possible within the booked time slot. There is no time limit on the length of stay. We recommend buying tickets in advance, as there may be waiting times if there are high numbers of visitors.

Flex- & Gift-Tickets
If you want to be flexible or give away tickets without a time limit, the Flex & Gift Tickets are the right choice. The Flex-Ticket can be booked for a specific month or for the entire exhibition period. They can be used for a one-time visit at any time during opening hours. Flex tickets are available online in advance from Eventim.

The exhibition is bilingual (EN/DE) and barrier-free.


Time-Slot Tickets
Flex & Gift Tickets

Address & Directions

Plan your visit

Alte Druckerei
August-Madsack-Straße 1
30559 Hannover

Please use public transport.

The Alte Druckerei Hannover is easily accessible by public transport. It is located in the Bemerode district not far from the federal highways 3 and 65.

By train
From Hanover Central Station you can reach the Alte Druckerei Hannover by underground line 6 in the direction of Messe/Ost. Get off at the ‘August-Madsack-Straße’ stop. From there it is about a 2-minute walk to the Alte Druckerei.

By car
The Alte Druckerei Hannover can be reached via the A7 motorway exit Hannover-Anderten. From there you can reach the Alte Druckerei via the B65 and the Hannover-Bemerode exit.

Car parking spaces are available in the immediate vicinity.


frequently asked questions
What does BODY WORLDS show?

Each BODY WORLDS exhibition contains real human specimens, including whole-body plastinates as well as individual organs, organ configurations and translucent body slices. The spectacular plastinates in the exhibition take the visitor on an exciting journey of discovery under the skin. It provides a comprehensive insight into the anatomy and physiology of the human body. In addition to organ functions, common diseases are described in an easily understood manner by comparing healthy and affected organs. They show the long-term impact of diseases and addictions, such as tobacco or alcohol consumption, and demonstrate the mechanics of artificial knee and hip joints.

Who should see BODY WORLDS?

Anyone interested in learning what makes us human. Adults of all ages and children will find the exhibits fascinating. Given the nature of the BODY WORLDS exhibits, it is up to parents, guardians or school staff to decide whether BODY WORLDS is appropriate for the children in their care. 

Is this exhibition appropriate for children?

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT was designed for visitors of all ages to better understand animal anatomy. Children and adults will be delighted when they discover curiosities about animals – like the reason why reindeers can navigate icy ground, what the giraffe's tongue is capable of, and why bulls have such strength. This exhibition provides an opportunity to see and learn about animals like never before.

What educational materials are provided?

Teachers will wish to prepare both their students and their adult supervisors carefully for their exhibition experience. Educator materials are available for download on the Teacher & Parents site. Please inquire about educator preview opportunities.

Can you take photographs or film in the exhibitions?

Professional and commercial photography and filming in the exhibitions is not allowed. Some venues may permit amateur photography with small handheld devices. Please note that photography that may be distracting to other guests may be limited or restricted at any time. Members of the media wishing to photograph or film in the exhibition should contact the local PR office.

May I bring my dog to the Exhibition?

Dogs or other pets are not permitted in the exhibition, except assistance dogs and guide dogs for the blind. The exhibition welcomes guide dogs fitted with a suitable harness. We ask to register guide dogs prior to your visit.

our partners

we are supported by
Hannover – HAZ
Hannover – MagaScene
Hannover – Radio21
Hannover- Eventim
Hannover – Cofo
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