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Guided Tour

Vitra Design Museum

Hinter den Kulissen (DE)

04 December 2020 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Wie kommt ein Objekt ins Museum? Was macht ein Kurator? Was passiert in einer Restaurierungswerkstatt?

Antworten auf diese und andere Fragen erhalten Sie in unserer einstündigen Führung, bei der Sie hinter die Kulissen der Abteilungen Kuratorium, Sammlung, Restaurierung und Direktion geführt werden. Schauen Sie vorbei, wir freuen uns auf Sie!

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© Vitra Design Museum, Foto: Bettina Matthiessen

Vitra Design Museum


Charles-Eames-Strasse 2,  DE-79576  Weil am Rhein, Germany

Foto: Norbert Miguletz

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu Closed  |  We Closed  |  Th Closed  |  Fr Closed  |  Sa Closed  |  Su Closed

From Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum will remain closed until further notice due to current developments in the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum are obliged to take these necessary measures to protect visitors and employees on the Vitra Campus from infection with the coronavirus. Our medically assisted task force will continue to review our policy on a regular basis. We hope that the current situation will improve and that we will be able to welcome you back soon. We will inform you about the reopening of the museum and the Vitra Campus on our website:

You can also follow our activities via our social media channels and our e-mail newsletters.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Whitsun 2021

23 May 2021: Closed

24 May 2021: Closed


The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein numbers among the world's leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions. In addition, smaller shows are presented in the Vitra Museum Gallery, which often follow a more contemporary and experimental approach. 

Often developed with renowned designers, many of the museum's exhibitions cover highly relevant contemporary themes, such as future technologies, sustainability or questions like mobility and social responsibility. Others are presenting historical topics or monographic exhibitions on iconic designers.

The exhibitions are accompanied by lectures, guided tours, workshops and educational programmes. Many of the museum’s exhibitions travel to partner museums all over the world. The work of the Vitra Design Museum is based on its unique collection of furniture, lighting and interior design.


Vitra Design Museum 13 €
Vitra Design Museum reduced 11 €

Vitra Schaudepot 10 €
Vitra Schaudepot reduced 8 €

Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot 19 €
Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot reduced 17 €

Reduced prices:
Young people from the age 12, students, seniors, disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, combination of 3 and more tickets/persons.
Children under 12 years of age free

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission


Bus 55 from Basel Claraplatz > Vitra
Tram 8 > Weil am Rhein Bahnhof/ Zentrum, approx. 20 minute walk
Train from Basel Badischer Bahnhof > Weil am Rhein Bahnhof, approx. 20 minute walk

Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Schaudepot: The Vitra Design Museum Collection - 1800 to the Present

Permanent exhibition

The Schaudepot was initiated with the goal of making the constantly growing collection of the Vitra Design Museum more accessible to the public.

The cornerstone for the collection was laid by the museum's founder Rolf Fehlbaum. In the 1980s he assembled a collection ...
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Vitra Design Museum

Gallery: Memphis: 40 Years of Kitsch and Elegance

06 February 2021 - 23 January 2022

The Memphis group was one of the most unusual phenomena to appear in the world of design in recent decades. It emerged in the winter of 1980/81, when a group of young designers eager to break away from the dogmas of functionalism and industrial design formed around the ...
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Vitra Design Museum

German Design 1949–1989: Two Countries, One History

20 March 2021 - 05 September 2021

An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum, the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and the Wüstenrot Stiftung.

Driven by the Bauhaus and Werkbund movements, German Design gained wide recognition in the early twentieth century. After 1949, its ...
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Vitra Design Museum

Portraying Dieter Rams | SPECIAL (EN)

08 June 2021 | 7.00 PM

In Kooperation mit dem Stadtkino Basel laden wir Sie zu einem besonderen Filmabend ein. Gary Hustwits doku-mentarisches Portrait «Rams» (2018) bietet einzigartige Einblicke in das Werk, die Inspirationen und die Philosophie des deutschen Produktdesigners Dieter Rams. ...
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Vitra Design Museum

Plattenbau und Einbauschrank: Deutsch-deutsche Wohnmythen | TALK (DE)

24 June 2021 | 6.00 PM

Gespräch mit Herline Koelbl und Steffen Mau

Der vielgeschmähte Plattenbau war in der früheren DDR eine begehrte Wohnumgebung – der Berliner Schriftsteller und Soziologe Steffen Mau widmete ihm in dem Buch «Lütten Klein»« (2019) eine detaillierte, autobiografisch ...
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