About the Museum


Sorbian Costumes
Sorbian Costumes
© SKD, Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection. Photo: Hans Christian Krass

Sorbian Costumes

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Exterior View, Jägerhof
© SKD, Photo: Hans Strehlow

Exterior View, Jägerhof

Living-room of a weaver in Lausitz
© SKD, Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection. Photo: Hans Christian Krass

Living-room of a weaver in Lausitz

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Christmas decorations, ground floor
© SKD, Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection. Photo: Claudia Jacquemin

Christmas decorations, ground floor

Jägerhof’s stunning late 16th- and early 17th-century pre-Baroque building originally served as a hunting lodge and fortress, but has housed the Museum of Saxon Folk Art since 1913 and the Puppet Theatre Collection since 2005. Both upper floors were completely destroyed during the bombing of Dresden in February 1945 and the Jägerhof was the first of the city’s museums to be rebuilt following the end of the war. Today the museum’s vast collection includes carved objects from the Ore Mountains, printed and embroidered textiles from Lusatia, lavish Sorb costumes and intricate lace from the Vogtland region, painted furniture, richly decorated ceramics and a vast range of theatre puppets, some over 200 years old.

Collection Highlights


Baby puppets
Buckelbergwerk mit Grubenglocke
Master Gepetto with Pinocchio
Wardrobe, Oberlausitz
Candlelabrium
Jägerhof: Collection Highlights
Baby puppets, c.1920
Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection © SKD
Buckelbergwerk mit Grubenglocke
, 66 cm x 50 cm x 47 cm
Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection © SKD
Master Gepetto with Pinocchio
Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection © SKD
Wardrobe, Oberlausitz, 1759
wood, painted, 181 cm x 122 cm x 47 cm
Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection © SKD
Candlelabrium, c.1910
wood with figures
Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theatre Collection © SKD
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