BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life: Febuary 10 – June 9, 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.
*Concessions: Only with valid verification: Students under 30, seniors 65+, apprentices 18+, school pupils, trainees and students (up to the age of 30), civilian, military and military service personnel and disabled persons. If an accompanying person is registered, they have free admission to the exhibition. The ticket for an accompanying person must be purchased at the ticket office on the day and cannot be purchased in advance or online.
**Students in class: Applies to general education schools, vocational schools and professional schools.
Free admission: teachers and trainee teachers (with proof), registered companions of people with disabilities, body donors of the Institute for Plastination, children under 7 accompanied by a parent or guardian, representatives of the press. The free ticket will be handed out at the box office.
Fees: Additional fees may apply for online or telephone orders.
School groups and group bookings
By E-Mail to email@example.com or phone +43 1 96096 300 (Mo–Fr: 10am–14pm)
Listen & Learn! Design your exhibition visit according to your personal interest. The Audio Guide tour is available in English and German.
To make the visit as pleasant as possible, time slot tickets are offered. By booking a time window ticket, access to the exhibition is possible within the booked time window. The length of stay is unlimited. We recommend buying tickets in advance, as waiting times or fully booked timeslots may occur under certain circumstances with large numbers of visitors.
Flex- & Gift tickets
Are you looking for a suitable gift or would you like to be flexible and be able to visit the exhibition at any time? The Flex & Gift Tickets are the right thing for you. They allow access at any time during opening hours. The All-Over Flex-Ticket is valid for the entire exhibition period (€29), the monthly Flex-Ticket is valid for the month booked (€25). Online in advance at oeticket.com.
The exhibition is barrier-free and bilingual (EN/DE).
Address & Directions
Plan your visit
The highway access to the A7 via Hafenstraße is 5 minutes away. Coming from the A1, you can reach Tabakfabrik via the A7. Exit 12 – Hafenstraße.
By Train – www.oebb.at – www.westbahn.at
Linz Central Station is located right in the city center and is directly connected to all public transport. Bus No 12 runs directly from the main station to Tabakfabrik.
Public Transport – www.linzlinien.at
Bus 12 (Stop Parkbad)
Bus 25 (Stop Parkbad)
Bus 26 (Stop Lüfteneggerstraße)
Bus 27 (Stop Lederergasse)
frequently asked questions
In some exhibitions audio guides are offered for an additional fee. The audio tour is designed for the layman to enhance the exhibition content and to provided added insight to the specimens on display. Clear explanations, amazing facts and more information about the plastinates can be accessed by individual users at their own pace. The guides are usually available in English or other languages in select markets. More information are available on the exhibition website and on site in the exhibition.
Es gibt keine Altersbeschränkung für den Ausstellungsbesuch für Kinder und Jugendliche in Begleitung von Erziehungsberechtigten oder erziehungsbeauftragten Personen. Eltern und Lehrer sollten selbst entscheiden, ob die ihrer Obhut unterstellten Kinder und Jugendlichen ausreichend vorbereitet sind, die KÖRPERWELTEN zu besuchen. Informationsmaterial zur Vor- und Nachbereitung des Besuchs steht kostenfrei zum Download auf der Lehrer & Eltern Seite zur Verfügung.
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.
Es ist nicht gestattet Hunde oder andere Tiere in die Ausstellung mitzunehmen. Ausnahme können nach vorheriger Ankündigung des Besuchs bei der Ausstellungleitung ausschließlich für Blinden- oder Assistenzhunde gemacht werden.
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.
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.
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.
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