A museum that must be rediscovered is the Heimat- and Palitzsch-Museum in Prohlis.

Prohlis, Palitzsch and Planets
The permanent exhibition demonstrates the traces of the Neolithic in the village and later housing development of Prohlis in the south-west of Dresden. The life and work of the farmer and astronomer Johann George Palitzsch of Prohlis occupy a second section. In 1758 Palitzsch was the first to re-discover the comet predicted by Edmond Halley and called after him, Halley’s Comet, causing great excitement in the academies of Europe. This exhibition reveals the fundamentals of astronomy in a striking manner, looking back on the history of astronomy and forwards to current space missions. The highlight is a digital Planetarium (prior registration necessary!)


Gamigstrasse 24
01239 Dresden

Director: Peter Neukirch

Phone: +49 (0) 351.796 72 49
Fax: +49 (0) 351.796 72 51

Opening hours / entrance fees

Weds – Sun: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon/Tue: closed

24./25.12., 31.12., 1.1. closed

handicapped accessible

4 Euros / reduced 3 Euros
Children under 7 years free admission

admission free on Fridays from 1 pm, except Bank Holidays


Tram lines 1, 9 and 13
(Stop „Jacob-Winter-Platz“)

Bus line 66
(Stop „Gamigstraße“)

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