In the painting and printing workshop, artistic techniques from the time of Albrecht Dürer are brought to life. An audio guide (available in six languages) guides guests through the four-story former home of Albrecht Dürer. Additional media stations illustrate the broad spectrum of Dürer's work. Or you can let his wife Agnes give you a personal tour through the historic rooms.
The Dürer House Museum gives visitors insight into the life and art of Nuremberg's most famous painter and printmaker, who was celebrated throughout Europe during his lifetime. A look at his living area, kitchen and artist's workshop gives a glimpse of life in Nuremberg's past, as it was a proud and wealthy Free Imperial City in the 16th century.
Graphic Collection and Special Exhibits in the Graphic Cabinet
The Graphic Cabinet in the third story of the Dürer House features special exhibits using the rich holdings of the Art Collection of the City of Nuremberg. The historical architecture is the ideal backdrop for a modern and purist presentation of woodcuts, copper prints, drawings and lithographs.
Original Copies! The New Dürer Room
As part of Nuremberg's "Year of Art ", a new and elegant exhibition room was opened on July 27, 2012. Here, Dürer's major paintings are presented in the form of high-quality historical copies from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Agnes Dürer, the Strong Woman behind Albrecht Dürer
A visit to a museum in Nuremberg is an experience for all the senses. In the Dürer House, Agnes Dürer tells stories about her life and work, her command over kitchen and home, about illustrious guests and hardworking members of the household, her worries about her budget and her relationship with Albrecht Dürer. For children and school classes she's always ready to answer extra questions.
- The Dürer House is the only existing home of an artist from the 15th century in northern Europe today
- Since 1828, it has honored the memory of Dürer, the world’s first such tribute to an artist and his workshop
- the Walther family sold the house to Albrecht Dürer in 1509 for a sum of 275 Gulden
- Albrecht Dürer lived and worked here for almost 20 years
- after his death, the house changed owners at least 24 times
- The house was damaged, but not destroyed, in World War II