Schiller House

The “Schillerhaus” is considered as being the oldest well-preserved farmhouse in the region of Leipzig. The house was built as animal stalls with accompanying dwellings in 1717, then transformed and used for summer guests. Friedrich Schiller (1759 – 1805) lived here from May to September 1785. The then 25-year old poet, who had already become famous due to his play “The Robbers”, spent many happy days here among his circle of friends. Here, Friedrich Schiller wrote his “Ode to Joy” and worked on “Don Carlos”.

In 1841, the Leipzig democrat Robert Blum established the Schiller memorial here. In summer, the idyllic famer’s garden provides a wonderful setting for concerts, readings and theatre performances.

Opening hours

April – October:  Tuesday – Sunday,
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

November – March:  Wednesday – Sunday,
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed December 24, December 31

Admission charges

Free admission for those under the age of 18
Free admission on the first Wednesday of each month

Adults: 3 €
Reduced: 2 €


Schillerhaus Leipzig
Menckestraße 42
04155 Leipzig

Franziska Jenrich-Tran       0341 5662170       schillerhaus-leipzig@

Guided tours

For information about guided tours, please contact us.

Service         0049 341 9 65 1 320


North of the city; Tram 4 (S Menckestraße), 12 (S Fritz-Seger-Straße)

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