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Deutsches Stuhlbaumuseum Rabenau
Lindenstraße 2
01734 Rabenau

Tel.: +49-351-6413611



Traditional, unique, worth a visit

The small town of Rabenau (located near Dresden) has a tradition of building wooden chairs that goes back more than 400 years.

Where a medieval fortress once stood on a rocky spur, there is now a modern factory for upholstered furniture. 150 years ago, the company produced traditional, but also curved chairs and bentwood furniture of all kinds as the "Saxon Wood Industry Company". Today, the company concentrates on upholstered furniture and stands for a living industrial culture. Directly below, just beneath the market square, you will find the German Chair Making Museum within the historic walls of the former fortress.

In the museum you can experience testimonies of local history and the history of the town, but above all you can explore the unique craft of chair making. All the skills involved in the manufacture of wooden chairs are on display. Especially worth seeing are the original reconstructed machine room and the workshop of master chair maker Kurt Aehlig.

unter Aufsicht erlaubt – selbst zupacken 
© PhilippHerfortPhotography

Arrival with the Weißeritz Valley Railway

To get to the museum, we recommend taking the Weißeritz Valley Railway and getting off at Rabenau Station. From there, the newly designed "Sagenhafter Mühlberg" Adventure Trail leads up to the town in just a few minutes (10 to a maximum of 30 minutes, depending on your fitness level). 

Opening hours

Monday and Saturday on request
Tuesday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm
Friday from 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday and on public holidays from 1 to 5 pm
– Guided tours can also be arranged outside opening hours –