Informations in english


On the occasion of the ninth museum night, 80 exhibitions and collections will give you extraordinary insights. Under the slogan “Show yourself” a varied programme awaits you on 6th May 2017 – ranging from a look behind the scenes, to workshops, from readings, to music and dancing.
On this website you can find the entire programme, the city maps and much information on the museum night and the Museums taking part.

On the museum night, the entrance ticket is valid for all museums and collections specified in the programme from 18:00 to 24:00. There is no admission charge for children and young people of up to 18 years of age.

Moreover, special buses will be available in Halle and Leipzig free of charge this year. In addition, the entrance tickets are also valid as tickets for all MDV* transport (city trains, trams and buses) within the zones 110 [Leipzig], 162, 163, 225 and 210 [Halle] from 16:00 to 3:00.

If accompanied by a person who has an entrance ticket, children/young people of up to 15 years of age can use the means of transport of MDV free of charge within the above-mentioned zones. Young people of between 16 and 18 years of age are given a free ticket which authorises them to travel within the above-mentioned zones using the MDV transport and is available from all booking offices and box offices for the museum night.
Box offices

In the evening of the museum night, tickets are available
– at all museums and collections taking part,
– in the hall of the main station [platform 1, 16:00 to 22:00],
– at Leipzig main station [suburban trains entrance] and
– at the information stands on the market squares in Leipzig and Halle.

In addition, the stand of Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH [LVB] at the main station is open until 18:00.


Free : children and young people up to 18 years

10,00 Euro: Normal rate

08,00 Euro: Reduced rate (for pupils, students, apprentices, people doing military service and federal volunteer service and disabled persons upon the presentation of proof of entitlement)

05,00 Euro: For holders of the Leipzig or Halle passport or of the Saxony-Anhalt passport


The museum night will be opened on the market square in Halle at 17:30. The “Blue Stars” band will accompany the opening with blues and funky Music.


Information stands at the market squares in Halle and Leipzig will inform you, provide tips for routes and museums – as well as sell tickets.


If you do not want to go home after midnight, you can dance away the night at the “Palette” dance bar and in Moritzbastei in Leipzig. Admission is free with the “Museum night” ticket.


The museum night by bike
With your ticket you can discover the museum landscape in the Leipzig city centre by bike: You can take a bike tour with a group with short stops at selected museums. Your museum guide who will accompany you with the record player bike will make the tour entertaining as well as informative. The tour starts at 18:00 at the information stand at the Leipzig market square and it will end at the museum of fine arts after approximately two hours. Here, you have the possibility to relax at Café Michaelis. Of course, to make sure that you can move safely in traffic you need a bike complying with the German traffic regulations.

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Night-time messages in Braille
On 6th May, the German Central Library for the Blind in Leipzig will again be the “post office” for sending messages from the museum night. Visitors can send a post card with a personal message in Braille. As a message sent from or addressed to an institute for the blind, the cards will be sent to the respective address specified postage-free. The recipients of this mysterious greeting from the museum night in Leipzig can decipher the message with the help of the narrow Braille alphabet printed on the back.