Erich Kästner Museum

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Sculpture of Erich Kästner in Dresden

In one of his stories, Erich Kästner sits on a garden wall and watches the action on Albertplatz. The garden belonged to his uncle’s villa. Today, this villa houses the Erich Kästner Museum in Dresden. [German]

It is a micro museum designed by Ruairí O’Brien. The idea: Narrow cupboards with drawers house all the exhibits. For moving the exhibition to another location, you need only a small truck for all the cabinets.

In memory of the great poet, a sculpture created by the Hungarian artist Mátyás Varga is now sitting on the garden wall. Times have changed, but the trams observed by Erich Kästner are still passing by.

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