More than 1,000 exciting and often unique exhibits on an area of 1,000 m2.
In ten different categories, you can enjoy interesting, valuable and unexpected encounters with the history of product and technology development that are important to ZEISS.
The exhibition takes you from the present into the past: from leading-edge medical technology systems ad the photo of Neil Armstrong, which he captured with a ZEISS lens during the first moon langing, right up to one of Napoleon’s telescopes.
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on weekends and public holidays, and at the following times:
1–2 Nov. 2018
12 November 2018
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
24 Dec. 2018 to 6 Jan. 2019
For groups of more than 10 people, please let us know of your visit in advance. If the room is too full, we reserve the right to limit access for large groups.
Suitable for children aged 12 and up
Photography and Filming
Photography, filming, video recordings and other types of image capture without a tripod or flash as well as drawings are allowed so long as they are intended exclusively for personal use. We would ask that you be courteous to other visitors when taking photos or filming and ensure that other people are only photographed with their consent. .
Licensing these images/videos to third parties for commercial purposes or positing them on the Internet is not permitted. Photographs for editorial purposes require the consent of the Press Office (pr ess @zeiss .com).
Photography and filming are not permitted on the rest of the premises.
Handling the Exhibits
The objects on display have already been pre-adjusted for you. Thus no further adjustments are needed.
Our museum is wheelchair accessible.
Eating and Drinking
A cafe is located on the first floor of the Forum (directly above the exhibition spaces). Here you can enjoy hot and cold drinks as well as snacks.
Visitors are not permitted to eat or drink in the museum itself.
A large number of lockers are available at the museum for your bag. These require a one or two-euro coin.
A limited number of parking spaces for cars is available directly in front of the museum. On-street parking requires a "parking disc."
Explore the evolution of trailblazing optical technologies, methods and instruments not only visually, but by trying numerous exhibits out for yourself, with a host of interactive exbibits like microscopes and telescopes.
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