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The State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz –smac for short– presents 300.000 years of cultural history on the territory of the Free State of Saxony. The lively multimedia exhibition turns a visit to the smac to a unique experience. The museum is housed in the former Schocken department store in the city of Chemnitz – an architectural jewel of the Classical Modernism, built in 1929/30 according to plans by the world-famous architect Erich Mendelsohn.

We look forward to seeing you here!

All information relevant for travel groups can be found on this page.


address & contact

Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz
Stefan-Heym-Platz 1
09111 Chemnitz

phone +49 371. 911 999 - 0
fax +49 371. 911 999 - 99
mail info[at]smac.sachsen.de


opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Monday: closed (except on public holidays)

Good Friday, 24/25 and 31 December/1 January: closed


admission fee

For groups of 10 or more persons, per person
Free admission for a travel guide and a bus driver of booked groups as well as for children and young people under the age of 17.

5 €

Audio guides are included in the admission fee.


length of stay & guided tours

The length of stay in the smac is around 3 hours.

We recommend one of our entertaining guided tours which can be combined with a preceding or subsequent individual tour.

Adults, max. 25 persons per guided tour

German guided tour of 60 minutes

60 €

German guided tour of 90 minutes

90 €

Foreign-language guided tour of 60 minutes

85 €

Foreign-language guided tour of 90 minutes

120 €

Reduced admission fee ( 4 € per person) is not included.

Booking of guided tours or registration of groups

phone +49 371. 911 999 - 0 (Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm)


eating & drinking

Café Schocken in the foyer of the smac serves delicious soups, fresh salads and fluffy farmhouse bread with various spreads as well as coffee, hot chocolate, tea and homemade cakes.
There are 46 seats in the foyer and 20 seats on the outdoor terrace.

For reservations and bookings please contact the chef of Café Schocken, Marco Weidlich.
phone +49 160 841 55 51

mail mw[at]rigastro.de


access & parking

Motorway A 72 exit Chemnitz-Süd
Motorway A 4 exit Chemnitz-Mitte
Then follow signs towards the city centre (“Zentrum”).


For sat nav devices type in: “09111 Chemnitz, Brückenstraße 9”. The name was only changed to “Stefan-Heym-Platz” in 2013 and has not yet been updated on most devices.


public car park
Directly opposite of the smac, next to the church ("An der Johanniskirche") (on the corner of Bahnhofstraße and Augustusburger Straße). Access to the car park is via Bahnhofstraße (B169) heading towards the main station.

Entrance for public car park on Google Maps  coordinates 50°49'59.2"N 12°55'33.9"E

Parking fees from Monday to Friday from 8pm to 8pm, Saturdays from 8am to 2pm.

No parking fees on Sunday and public holidays.


Fee examples:
20 minutes = 0,50 €
1 hour = 1,50 €
Day ticket = 6,00 €



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