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Dresden & Wild West

The museum comprises the house that Karl May lived in and a building containing North American... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
Karl May fans - old or new

I grew up with Karl May books and visited the museum a number of times as youngster & teenager. My... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
Kersten M
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Karl-May-Str. 5, 01445, Radebeul, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

As a kid, I devoured Karl May's Wild West stories, so seeing the author's place and the little onsite museum was a bit of a throwback thrill. The garden is made into a short walk with a cute little drink/snack-serving stall, and there's a timber-built...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This museum is chock full of things related to prolific author Karl May. The indian memorabilia is unmatched anywhere in Europe and in many places in the U.S. People are friendly and it is affordable. There is something for everyone. Do not miss it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The museum comprises the house that Karl May lived in and a building containing North American Indian exhibits/ The items include clothing, tools and weapons as well as paintings and photographs. There are a number of activities for children and the Museum is easily reached...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Why should we make a visit? For kids; 1. good to learn about Karl May, his books, Indians (Winnetou and co) and its accesories. 2. has a play ground 3. has an interesting questionaire and later, get a pin and a bedge as a souvenir....More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

I grew up with Karl May books and visited the museum a number of times as youngster & teenager. My memory from those visits is the imagination it encouraged. So, visiting the museum again I wondered whether my enjoyment would be the same - and...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Kersten M
Reviewed 29 July 2015

What a place!!! Children AND adults can take a trip back into the times of Karl May dreaming of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. If you are a Karl-May-fan do not forget to visit the library!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Beatrix C
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Karl May was a German story writer of adventures he never had himself. His adventures kept thousands of German youngsters for two centuries awake every evening when their parents thought them allready sleeping. Some of us used a torch under the blanked just for the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

We were so primed to visit this shrine to Karl May, the leading chronicler of the American West. This museum cannot decide whether it wants to be a theme park or a museum. The political correctness police would have a field day here. Plastic Indians...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Before visiting the museum I thought Karl May wrote only books set in the American west, so it was interesting to discover that his prolific output included works set in many parts of the world. Intriguingly apparently he didn’t visit the locations featured in his...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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