Monastery yard (former Dominican monastery)

St. Heinrich/St Henry minster

Built around 1300, the monastery was closed with the advent of the Protestant Reformation 1539–1548. Inside the minster you can find rare remains of fresco-secco paintings from around 1400. None of the minster's original interior remains today, as for many centuries it was used for purposes other than intended. The consecration of the Catholic church St. Heinrich took place in 1957. In 2000/2001, the church was extensively renovated.

City museum

The city museum was founded in 1861. Since 1923, exhibitions are shown at the former chapter house of the monastery. At the chapter house and the first floor, you can find remarkable rib vaults. Closed down in 1984, the museum reopened in 1993 following a large-scale restoration. As part of the restoration, the adjoining building at the North (with remains of the summer refectory at its centre) was integrated into the architectural ensemble as the new entrance building. The museum is open all year round (Tue–Sun, bank holidays 10:00–17:00). On show is an exhibition about the history of the city, and you can also see changing special exhibitions and gallery concerts.



Visitor address:

Kultur- und Tourismus Pirna GmbH

Am Markt 7 (Canaletto-Haus)
01796 Pirna
Tel. 03501 556446 
Tel. 03501 556447
Fax 03501 556449

Opening times:

Mon – Fri 10:00 – 16:00
Sat/Sun 10:00 – 13:00
Eastern to October:
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 18:00
Sat/Sun 10:00 – 14:00

Principal Office:
Kultur- und Tourismus Pirna GmbH
Am Markt 7
01796 Pirna

bank account:
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
BLZ: 850 503 00
Kto-Nr.: 3 100 111 400

tax number:

Amtsgericht Dresden
HRB 23792

Klaus-Peter Hanke

Christian Schmidt-Doll