Guided Tours

Guided tours through the Festspielhaus Hellerau

Hellerau is home to the first German garden city which, together with the Festspielhaus and the Deutsche Werkstätten, forms a unique triad of works, life and art.
The Festspielhaus was built in 1911 according to a design by the architect Heinrich Tessenow. With its clarity and functional structure, the building became a directional building for modernism and was a visionary counter throw to the traditional theatre buildings.
Today, HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts continues the heyday of the building from 1911 to 1914. The interdisciplinary co-production and guest performance house offers around 250 events each year in the genres of dance, music, theatre, performance, media art and visual arts.

Public guided tours

Every Friday 2 pm
(on public holidays by advance reservation)

Duration: approx. 1 h

Festspielhaus Price: 6/4 €

No registration is required for the regular guided tours.
For guided tours on public holidays, please register at least three days in advance. Guided tours are available in English on request.

Due to rehearsal and production processes, access to the rooms may be restricted.

Registrations and queries:
fuehrungen-sachsen@deutscher-werkbund.de
T +49 351 264 62 46 oder +49 351 880 2007

Guided tours on request

Additional guided tours of the Festspielhaus and Garden City of Hellerau are available on request for groups by appointment. Guided tours are available in English on request.

Festspielhaus
For groups of 15 persons or more, guided tours can be arranged on separate dates in German and English.
Duration: approx. 1 h
6/4 € per person or minimum price 80 € per group

Garden City Hellerau
Guided tours through the garden town of Hellerau are available on request for groups of 10 or more.
Duration: approx. 1 1/2 – 2 h
10/7 € per person or minimum price 100 € per group, weekend surcharge 20 €, English surcharge 25 €

For an inquiry we prefer a written reservation by e-mail with indication of the intended number of persons, your contact data and telephone number.

A free cancellation is possible until 3 days before the date, after that half of the agreed amount is due. If the tour is cancelled on the day of the event, the full price must be paid.

Please understand that due to rehearsal and production processes, access to the rooms may be restricted.

The duration of the tour is approx. one hour. We kindly ask you to arrive on time so that payment can be made in advance to ensure a punctual start. In case of delays, we ask you to inform us promptly (at the latest at the time of the planned start). Please understand that the duration of the tour will be reduced by the delay.

For children 8 years and older

In addition, we offer interactive guided tours for children, which bring the history of the house closer to the little visitors* inside with the help of handicraft times, films and much more. In a playful way, knowledge on the themes of theatre, architecture, art history and history is actively conveyed.

Duration: approx. 1 hour.

Registrations and questions for guided tours for children:
Frauke Wetzel
wetzel@hellerau.org
T +49 351 264 62 37

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