Since the beginning of the 19th century, the Royal Prussian Iron Foundry in Gleiwitz had been developing a wide range of everyday objects as well as decorative items made of cast iron. One of the curiosities among them is this writing equipment with a removable lid in the form of a sarcophagus. For inside, it does not only contain the inkwell and the caster for the sand, but also a figure of Napoleon Bonaparte lying on his deathbed.
Schlesisches Museum zu Görlitz
Brüderstraße 8, Untermarkt 4, D-02826 Görlitz
Phone +49 3581 8791-0, Fax +49 3581 8791-200
Guided Tours for Groups
Entrance fee + 30 Euros on weekdays
or 40 Euros at weekends and on public holidays,
Short guided tour 25 Euros,
Audio guides available in German, Polish, English
(included in the price)
Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Special opening hours in the first quarter of the year,
on public holidays and during the Christmas Market
Permanent exhibition 7.00 €, discount ticket 5.00 €
Special exhibition 3.00 €, discount ticket 2.50 €
Free entrance for visitors aged up to 16
and on every first Sunday of the month