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Vitra Design Museum

Weil am Rhein
The Vitra Design Museum 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. The Vitra Schaudepot, which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, presents approx. 400 key objects from the extensive collection and hence resembles one of the largest permanent collections and research sites on modern furniture design world-wide. Every year the presentation is expanded by three to four smaller exhibitions.
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 work of the Vitra Design Museum is based on its collection, which includes not only key objects of design history, but also the estates of several important design personalities. The museum library and document archive are available to researchers upon request. The museum conceives its exhibitions for touring, and they are shown at venues around the world. On the Vitra Campus, they are complemented by a diverse programme of events, guided tours, and workshops.
Vitra Design Museum © Vitra Design Museum; photo: Norbert Miguletz
Exterior view, Vitra Design Museum Gallery © Vitra Design Museum 2011; photo: Bettina Matthiessen
Suitable for families
Opening hours
Open all year
Monday - Sunday: 12:00-17:00
Starting on Saturday, 20 March 2021, the Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum will be reopened to the public daily from noon to 5 pm. This applies to the exhibition venues of the Vitra Design Museum and the shops in the museum, Vitra Schaudepot and VitraHaus. All guests of the Vitra Campus must book a time slot prior to their visit and register upon arrival.

You can book a time slot for your visit to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein as follows:

Vitra Design Museum and Vitra Schaudepot: or +49.7621.702.3510
You can reach us Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Due to the limitations on group gatherings, the Vitra Design Museum has not yet resumed its guided tours, workshops or other events. The latest updates can be found on our website and in our newsletters.

We ask our visitors and guests to display responsible behavior: Wash your hands thoroughly, keep social distancing (min. 1,5 meter), please stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, don’t shake hands, use your elbow if you need to sneeze or cough etc.

We kindly ask you to check the website of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (cf. for cross-border travel especially as well as the respective websites of the government and public health departments at your place of residence regarding current travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the respective current requirements and regulations.

You can also follow our activities via our social media channels!
Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Straße 2
Weil am Rhein
+49 7621 70 23 200

47.59895, 7.61372