Opening hours

Please note:
The Children's Museum will be closed until 14th of June.
The art museum will be open from 14th of May on from Thursdays to Sundays and on Whit Monday at the usual times.
There are no events until 1st of July.

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

Special opening hours 2020

31.5. Whit Sunday 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. 
1.6. Whit Monday 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. 
11.6. 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. New Year's Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
6.1. Three Kings' Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Please note:

In order to make your stay as pleasant as possible, only a maximum of 120 guests can stay on the two floors of the Children's Museum. We therefore reserve the right to limit admission on crowded days.
Thank you for your understanding.


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



An interactive hands-on exhibition for children and their families about architekture by humans and animals.

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Renée Sintenis

Pioneer of sculpture
04.04.— 16.08.2020

The exhibition presents one of the famous sculptress of the 1920s: She was said to be the face of the Weimar Republic and with her bobbed hair an idol of the “new woman”. With her small animal sculptures and her formal language, characterised by an impressionistic flicker of the surface design, she gains a reputation on a national and international level. Due to a generous loan by Sammlung Karl H. Knauf, Berlin this exhibition presents an extensive overview of her oeuvre with over 80 works.

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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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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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Open Studio

Literary tour "Big secret time"

Open Studio

Guided tour: Renée Sintenis. Pioneer of Sculpting

Literary tour "Big secret time"

Führung mit Schriftdolmetscherin: Renée Sintenis. Pionierin der Bildhauerei

Literary tour "Big secret time"