Robert Schumann House

On 8 June, 1810, the composer and music critic Robert Schumann is born at the town square ‚Hauptmarkt‘ in Zwickau. The Robert Schumann House was opened in 1856, on occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Schumann’s death. Today the museum and archive houses the world’s largest collection of manuscripts, original portraits and properties of the composer and his wife, the pianist Clara Wieck (1819-1896). The room where Schumann was born is furnished entirely with belongings of the famous artist couple.

Schumann’s father August — who is considered to be the inventor of the paperback — ran a bookshop and publishing house at said address Hauptmarkt 5. The exhibition presents a majority of his published stock with classic editions in several languages, among them numerous personal copies owned by Robert Schumann.

Robert Schumann House Zwickau
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Robert Schumann's birth room
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Robert Schumann House

  • Visitor Address

    Hauptmarkt 5
    08056 Zwickau

    Opening Hours

    Tue
    10 am to 5 pm
    Wed
    10 am to 5 pm
    Thu
    10 am to 5 pm
    Fr
    10 am to 5 pm
    Sa
    1 pm to 5 pm
    Su
    1 pm to 5 pm

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    Phone Number: +49 375 834406
    Telefax Number: +49 375 834499