BODY WORLDS - THE PULSE OF THE TIME: 21 NOVEMBER 2020 TO 7 MARCH 2021
Featured plastinates include an obese body slice, a smoker’s black lung, a liver with cirrhosis, and hardened arteries that show the impact of ill health. In contrast, dancers, sports figures, and a woman bearing life illustrate how bodies function when lifestyles support good health and well-being. Through interactive multimedia, guests can explore the wonders of the human body and marvel at its elegance and complexity.
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.
school groups and group bookings
Hotline for school groups and group bookings from Germany:
Tel. 00 49 69 427 262 639 (Mo–Fr: 9.00 – 17.00 Uhr) oder per E-Mail an
Hotline for school groups and group bookings from Austria:
Tel. 00 43 1 96096 300 (Mo – Fr: 8.30 – 15.30 Uhr) oder Tel. 00 43 1 2260170 888 (Mo – Fr: 9.00 – 17.00 Uhr) oder per E-Mail an email@example.com oder
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): 15€
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 and German.
Time slot tickets
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-Ticket allows you to visit the BODYWORLD without pre-booking. The Flex-Ticket is neither date nor time bound and in addition you can enjoy your visit with preferred admission. Flex-tickets are available online at Reservix and Oeticket.
The exhibition is barrier-free.
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Address & Directions
Plan your visit
Messezentrum Salzburg (Halle 4)
Am Messezentrum 1
frequently asked questions
The unique body donation program was founded in 1982 by Dr. Gunther von Hagens and has registered more than 19,000 donors worldwide. Since 1993, the program has been managed by the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany. Body donation is and remains the ethical cornerstone of Plastination for BODY WORLDS. BODY WORLDS exhibitions and the high-quality educational specimens that result from our Plastination work would not be possible without the generosity of our body donors. We are very grateful to all of our donors and we are honored to be able to fulfill their last wish. In order for us to properly manage our donation program and serve our existing donors, we are unable to accept new donations at this time. The program has simply reached its capacity and we are indefinitely stopping the acceptance of new donor applications.
We encourage you to contact your local medical school to learn about their need for body donations. Please contact our body donation office if you have any further questions.
Most BODY WORLDS exhibitions have a few animal specimens on display. Due to the great popularity of the animal plastinates, Dr. Gunther von Hagens and Dr. Angelina Whalley were encouraged to create the new exhibition BODY WORLDS of Animals which now tours the world under the name ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. The display features the most popular species in the animal kingdom. Better than any textbook, this fascinating exhibition shows the complex, amazing biology of the natural world’s most remarkable creatures and their nervous system, bones, muscles, and organs. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT also allows a peek under the elephant’s skin. Its trunk with a network of 40,000 muscles is an incredibly unique feature that has many different uses. And who would have known that a giraffe uses its 20-inch-long bluish tongue like a hand? ANIMAL INSIDE OUT’s educational approach is particularly suitable for young visitors.
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.
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.
The use of authentic specimens allows a penetrating examination and study of disease, physiology and anatomy unmatched by models, textbooks or photos. In addition, the exhibition allows visitors to understand that each and every body has its own unique features, even on the inside. The experience in other cities has clearly demonstrated that exhibit visitors are drawn to real specimens in a way that cannot be replicated by models.
The poses of the plastinates have been carefully thought out and serve educational aims. Each plastinate is posed to illustrate different anatomical features. For instance, the athletic poses illustrate the use of muscle systems while playing sports. The poses are chosen to highlight specific anatomical features and allow the visitor to relate the plastinate to his or her own body.
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