The museum is open
From Monday, August 16, 2021, we require one of the following documents from all museum visitors:
- Proof of a negative Covid-19 test (maximum 24 hours old), no self-test
- Proof of a Covid-19 vaccination (14 days after the last vaccination)
- Proof of Covid-19 recovery, not older than six months
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.
We recommend purchasing tickets in advance! Due to the limited number of visitors, there may be waiting times at the box office, especially on weekends, and tickets may be sold out!
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.
A special collection of 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 0+49 (0)6221 1362920 or email to email@example.com. 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.
TEMPORARILY NOT BARRIER-FREE due to construction work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for Plastination e.K. | Im Bosseldorn 17 | 69126 Heidelberg
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