The museum is open again
Covid update May 15th, 2021
This week the museum is open from Thursday, May 13th to Sunday, May 16th. Next week the museum will be open from Friday, May 21st to Monday May 24th. Tickets are available online or at the box office.
It is obligatory to wear a medical face mask (FFP 2 or surgical mask) within the museum. The distance rules (at least 1.5 m) and the general hygiene rules apply. Access is only possible for people with a test, vaccination or recovery certificate.
Until further notice the museum can be visited every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The permission to open the museum depends on the guidelines recommended by national, state and local authorities and incidence figures. Please note that changes can therefore occur at any time. We will inform you about changes here on our website.
We look forward to your visit and thank you for your understanding!
Whether it's great love, a carefree life or true friendship...we encounter happiness in various ways, but still never quite by accident.
When do we feel happiness? What happens to our body? Why can't we keep it forever? Plastinator Dr. Gunther von Hagens and curator Dr. Angelina Whalley pursue these and other questions in the newly designed BODY WORLDS museum in Heidelberg.
The permanent exhibition is not only devoted to human anatomy, its organ functions and questions about health, but also the Anatomy of Happiness.
Around 200 unique exhibits and accompanying interactive stations, where YOU can get on track to your happiness, reveal the wonderful complexity of your inner body and will inspire your sensibility to your own body and happiness.
Only with valid verification: Students under 30, seniors 65+, apprentices 18+, disabled persons.
Children under 7 years, teachers and student teachers, companions of disabled persons (B), body donors of the Institute for Plastination.
Museum tour for groups
For groups, we recommend a guided tour through the KÖRPERWELTEN exhibition. During the tour you will get an even more intensive insight into the human body, individual diseases will be explained in detail and your questions will be answered directly by your guide.
Please reserve tickets for school groups by phone: +49 (0)69 407662 522.
Teachers and student teachers (with verification) get free admission.
2for1: Monday = Student Day
On Mondays, 2 students pay the price of 1 ticket (7 €/person): 14€
Please show your student IDs at the box office.
Listen & Learn! Design your exhibition visit according to your personal interest. The Audio Guide tour is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
The exhibition is barrier-free.
Address & Directions
Plan your visit
Baden-Württemberg | Germany
The “Altes Hallenbad” is within walking distance from the main station and the Bismarckplatz.
P 17 Public Library/ Stadtbücherei
Bus & Tram
Stop “Altes Hallenbad“
Bus 32, 35 | RNV 22
Stop “Stadtbücherei/ Public Library“
Bus 33, 34 | RNV 5, 21, 23, 26
The tour ends in the BODY WORLDS museum. Here you can explore the exhibition ”Anatomy of Happiness« with an audio guide on your own. Bookings via e-mail email@example.com
Institute for Plastination e.K. | Im Bosseldorn 17 | 69126 Heidelberg
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