Museum of Lichtenstein/Sa..
the town museum After almost three decades of being closed, the town museum opened its doors in February 1999, presenting a new permanent museum exhibition. In October the following year the attic could be opened, offering a huge area for local and international special exhibitions. Since that time the offices of the employees have also been on the same floor.
Address / Office:  
Museum der Stadt Lichtenstein/Sa.
Ernst-Thälmann-Str. 29
D-09350 Lichtenstein/Sa.

call number: +49 (0)37204 941399
e-mail address:
Opening hours: Admission charge:
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

and after consultation.
Adults 2,00 €
Children (over 7), pupils, students, handicapped persons 1,00 €
School classes, per person  0,50 €
Families with children (until the age of 18) 4,00 €
Children until the age of 6  free
Local souvenirs can be bought at the cashier's office of the museum:
Anybody, who wants to buy pictures and books as presents for their friends and relatives may have a look at them at the cashier's desk of the museum or information office and do so.

The following histories of buildings are available:

No. 1: Castle No. 2: Vault
No. 3: Palais No. 4: Estates of the "Rümpf"
No. 5: Alberthöhe No. 6: No.1 Chemnitzer Strasse
No. 7: Ratskeller No. 8: Doll Museum
No. 9: Mohrenapotheke (a chemist's shop) No. 10: Hospital
No. 11: ALROWA No. 12: Restaurant "Centralhalle", No.1 Badergasse
No. 13: No.24 Hartensteiner Strasse No. 14: Youth hostel
No. 15: Cinema No. 16: Savings bank
No. 17: Gymnastics Club, Kindergarten - No.11 Sonnenwinkel No. 18: Stocking factory Bahner – Esda, Bahnhofstrasse
No. 19: Inn, weaving mill, theatre – No.11 Neumarkt No. 20: Local Court, Town Hall, crèche, library – No.8 Glauchauer Strasse
No. 21: The Town Hall in Callnberg, No. 4 Poststrasse 22  Restaurant - employment office - residential building, No.8 Wiesenstrasse
23  Marksmen's club house – Company Gustav Winkler - VEB Wattana – Ruberstein GmbH  24  Dyeworks Stegmann – Flower hall – Training centre Lichtenstein (AZL) 
25 Residential, bank and party house – No.8 Altmarkt  26  Master House of Weavers, Master House of Stocking Makers, Bakery – No.1 Bleichgasse 
27  Villa with doctor's office - kindergarten, No.22 Innere Zwickauer Strasse  28  Public lavatories in Lichtenstein/Sa. 
29  Inn house city Hartenstein – No.10 Hartensteiner Strasse  30  The Callnberger Citizen School
31 Villa, maternity home, home – No.1a Weststrasse, previously No.23 Glauchauer Strasse  32 Lichtenstein department store – No.10a Ernst-Thälmann-Strasse 
33 Outdoor swimming pool, city park, restaurant „Parkschlösschen“ – No.11 Rödlitzer Strasse  34 The cooperative houses No.13-14 Dr.-Otto-Nuschke-Strasse and No. 2 and 4 Michelner Strasse 
35  The city library Lichtenstein  36 Villa No.3 Güterbahnhofstrasse (currently in progress) 
37 From the Wilhelminian style building with a shop to a shared flat - No.28 Glauchauer Strasse 28
Books on offer:
book on offer: Lichtenstein at Saxony    Lichtenstein in Sachsen
Lichtenstein at Saxony from Anne-Sophie Berner, Manageress of Museum

bound - publisher: Sutton
publication date: May 2004
ISBN: 3897026198

book on offer: Lichtenstein - a rising culture centre open to the world! Lichtenstein - Vital und weltoffen
Lichtenstein - a rising culture centre open to the world!

hardback - publisher: Biber
ISBN: 3980702561

book on offer: Lichtenstein 1949-89 Lichtenstein 1949-89 from Anne-Sophie Berner 

Historical illustrated book / 110 b / w illustrations 
Publisher: Geiger-Verlag 
ISBN 978-3-86595-368-1

The permanent exhibition contains the following topics:
 · Beginnings of town history Also see the exhibition part craft
 · The castle turns into a palace
 · Schönburg Lords, Earls and Princes in Lichtenstein
 · Ecclesiastical history
 · From craft to industry
Also see the exhibition part craft
 · The post and ancient bicycles
Since the second half of the 18th century the postman went to Glauchau, later also to Zwickau two times a week. It is said that the bicycle (then still without pedals) was used on the way to Zwickau between 1820 and 1832.
The post and ancient bicycles
 · Callnberg – New town on manorial ground
 · Club life
 ·   Important persons of Lichtenstein
Martin Götze – sculptor
Prof. Dr. Karl Max Schneider – breeder of lions and ethologist
Special topics:
 · Burial customs of the guilds
Burial customs of the guildsCollection of coffin ragsA collection of coffin rags is connected with the burial customs of the guilds. The coffin of a deceased member of a guild was decorated with mourning vestments: The coffin cloth covered the bier. The plates of the different guilds, some of which came into the museum later, were attached to it. One can also see a cross of the 17th century, which lay on the coffin.
 ·   Chenille
In the Paris of the 1870s, a person from Lichtenstein/Sa. got to know the product chenille, a special yarn, which is also called caterpillar yarn because of its hairy composition. He is supposed to have brought the fabrication technique of the yarn, which the French had been using for the production of silk since the 17th century, to Lichtenstein/Sa. and Germany for the first time. The museum illustrates this special weaving technique e.g. by showing a cutting tool for chenille and different products. Besides the factories in the Bohemian region, Lichtenstein/Sa. belonged to the most important centres of chenille production in Central Europe.
1. Saxon Coffee Pot Museum.

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1. Saxon Coffee Pot MuseumUnique and unique with thousands Conspecifics: from different manufacturers, from many countries different materials, from baroque to modern art deco, from funny until failed.

Highlights (by appointment):

  • Guided tour through the world of coffee pots
  • Porcelain determination
  • Demonstration of coffee roasting with a historic roasting machine
  • "Anno Dazumal" room for coffee parties
opening hours: address:
Saturday 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday 11 am to 17 pm
or by arrangement
Prinz-Heinrich-Strasse 35
D-09350 Lichtenstein/Sa.
call number: fax number: +49 (0)37204 87692
Museum of local history in the Gerth-Thurm.


Museum of local history in the Gerth-Thurm (tower)The "Gerth-Thurm (tower)" received its name after his latest owner, Richard Gerth. In former times it belonged to a stud farm with almost 26 hectares, 8 ponds, 2 quarries and 1 peat hole.
Museum of local history in the Gerth-Thurm (tower)From 1616 to 1920 it belonged to the property of the Vogel family. This is a rare case of a long - 304 year heredity within one family. The building, similar to a tower, was first documented as a warehouse in 1716. The building is supposed to have been built in 1450. After a fire the roof was rebuilt shortly after 1720, whereas, strangely enough, the burnt wood construction was left below the new.

Interesting things in the house and the garden:

  • Museum of local history in the Gerth-Thurm (tower)an orthopaedic horseshoe collection of the village smith Jacobi
  • an old iron chest with 12 locks (about 1830)
  • a rocking bath tub including steam maker
  • 3 sample cases from the wood wool factory Klemm St. Edigien (1895)
  • 2 big, decorated stove tiles (unique pieces - about 1800)
  • a skat cards cleaning machine

Many more things of cultural and historical value going back to 4 centuries are shown in 10 exhibition rooms.

Opening hours: Address: Special guide:
Every first Saturday and Sunday of the month (except December and January)
1 to 6 pm
Lungwitzer Strasse 77
D-09356 St. Egidien
Please contact Mr. Gottfried Keller call number: +49 (0)37204 5275 or the municipal administration St. Egidien call number: +49 (0)37204 7600