Erich Kästner Museum

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.

It is a micro museum designed by Ruairí O’Brien. The exhibits are housed in narrow cupboards with drawers. When pushed together, the cabinets can be quickly moved to another exhibition location.

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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