What to expect

The Edwin Scharff Museum is a place that welcomes art lovers and children alike.

You will find us at Petrusplatz in the centre of Neu-Ulm, only a ten-minute walk from Münsterplatz, the main square in Ulm.

Our museum is one with many different aspects. Our collections and special exhibitions occupy some 1500 square metres of exhibition space. Firstly, we have an important collection of the works of Edwin Scharff (1887–1955), born in Neu-Ulm and one of the major German sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. We also display the bequest of the abstract painter, Ernst Geitlinger (1895–1972). These two permanently displayed artists are supplemented by thematically related special exhibitions.

But there is also something else that is special about the Edwin Scharff Museum: the museum is complemented by a children's museum which happens to be also very popular with adults. Regulary we allocate about 500 square metres to a new exhibition that can cover any aspect of life. Here hands-on experimentation, play and discovery are explicitly welcomed and encouraged. The Edwin Scharff Museum is unique in Germany in allocating equal space to the children's museum and the presentation of art.



Opening Hours

Edwin Scharff Museum

Mon closed
Tue, Wed 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thur, Fri 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Special opening hours 2019

9.6. Whit Sunday 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. 
10.6. Whit Monday 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. 
20.6. Feast of Corpus Christi 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

15.8. Assumption of Mary 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

3.10. German Unity Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1.11. All Saint's Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

24.12. Christmas Eve closed
25.12. Christmas Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
26.12. Boxing day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
31.12. New Year's Eve closed
1.1.20 New Year's Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Edwin Scharff Museum
Petrusplatz 4
89231 Neu-Ulm


Regular 5 €        
(1 adult with the maximum of 3 children)

Family 9 €
(2 adults with the maximum of 6 children)

Please note: Children and teens up to the age of 18 are free of charge. However only a maximum of three children per adult is allowed to get access to the museum. 


Our whole house is wheelchair accessible.

Public transportation

Bus route 5 to Petrusplatz

Bus route 7 to Schützenstraße

By car

Please follow the road signs: Museen am Petrusplatz

Listen, someone’s watching!

An interactive hands-on exhibition for children from 5 years of age

Until 15.9.2019

Our eyes and ears are constantly collecting sounds, pictures and impressions. But what happens to the information in our brain? How do our senses work? 
The exhibition aims at conveying knowledge about the human being as such. It is created to enable children aged five and above to actively and self-consciously explore the different stations in their own time and depending on each individual’s abilities.

All texts within the exhibition are available in English and German.

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Hamburg's Edwin-Scharff-Prize winners
02.03. – 23.06.2019

"Distinguished!" This title applies to all works by artists that were awarded the Edwin-Scharff-Prize by the Hamburg Senate. The exhibition aims at highlighting various positions in contemporary art following in the wake of Edwin Scharff. The spectrum of works ranges from painting and sculpture to video art and photography as well as conceptual art.
“Distinguished! Hamburg's Edwin-Scharff-Prize winners" will be shown from 2nd March to 23rd June on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Edwin Scharff Museum at Neu-Ulm's Petrusplatz.

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Stefan Wissel in dialogue with Edwin Scharff
19.05.2019 – 30.07.2023

At the invitation of the museum, Stefan Wissel explores Edwin Scharff's works and their presentation in the museum.

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The permanent collection in the museum presents sculptures, pictures and documents of Edwin Scharff and his contemporaries. Works by Ernst Barlach, Käthe Kollwitz and Wilhelm Lehmbruck complement the picture of the period and illustrate by direct comparison characteristic features of Scharff’s work.

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Ernst Geitlinger was an innovative painter throughout his life and is regarded as a pioneer of geometric abstract painting in Germany. The selection of works in the permanent Geitlinger Collection reveals how the artist increasingly moved away from representation to finally concentrating on pure relationships between form and colour.

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Art tour Neu-Ulm

An international museum: cultural encounters in the Edwin Scharff Museum

Open Studio

Guided tour: Distinguished! Hamburg's Edwin-Scharff-Prize Winners