German Games Museum

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The German Games Museum is a museum in Chemnitz . The sponsor of the museum is the registered association Deutsches SPIELEmuseum e. V., which has existed since 1986.

The exhibits in the museum include 35,000 games from all over the world from the last ten centuries as well as 1,500 old and new books of game literature as well as catalogs, documents and other game-related objects, graphics, posters and more. In addition to the exhibitions in the German Games Museum itself, the museum organizes traveling exhibitions that are shown in various cities in Europe.


The association was founded in 1986 in Hamburg on the initiative of collector, first chairman and museum director J. Peter Lemcke . In 1990 the exhibition was opened in the Altona Museum in Hamburg. With the support of a private investor, a new museum building was inaugurated in Chemnitz in the solaris technology and business park . In 2011 and 2013 additional exhibition space was opened for special exhibitions. A handicapped accessible visit to the museum is possible.

Exhibitions and adventure areas

In addition to the permanent exhibition and changing special exhibitions, there is a games room with 2,700 board games as well as electronic games ( Wii , DSi , Xbox 360 , PS2 , PS3 ).


The German SPIELEmuseum is organized by association members (game publishers, manufacturers, dealers, authors) and the Freundeskreis Deutsches SPIELEmuseum e. V. supports. It is funded by the city of Chemnitz, the state of Saxony and supported with funds from the Federal Republic of Germany.


  • Chemnitz PLAYS!
  • German Games School Championship
  • European games festival
  • At night in the game museum
  • City, Country, Play!

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. German Games Museum. In: Saxon State Office for Museums , accessed on July 11, 2018.

Coordinates: 50 ° 49 ′ 14.2 "  N , 12 ° 53 ′ 33.8"  E