New mirrored room in Castle Augustusburg

A new attraction has been added to the exhibition “Tricked – Spectacular Illusion”! You won’t believe your eyes in the mirrored room!

Look into the mirror and watch what’s happening: the perfect optical illusion.

The popular exhibition “The Art is You: Fascinating ‘Hands-on’ Illusions from China” is open again from the 16 May 2020 on.

Visitors can enjoy the ‘hands-on’ paintings again – provided that the safety regulations are maintained, such as keeping distance and wearing a face mask.

The duration of the exhibition has been extended to the 25 October 2020.

The special exhibition “Tricked : Spectacular Illusions” at Castle Augustusburg can be visited again: re-opened from 4 May 2020 on.

Make sure not to forget about your face mask, please.

Aktivieren Sie JavaScript um das Video zu sehen.


The exhibition “The Art is You: Fascinating ‘Handson’ Illusions from China” unfortunately had to be closed early due to the Corona pandemic on 1 April 2020. The Art Museum Ottobeuren still offers the opportunity to enjoy the pictures.

We regret to inform you that from 14 March on all of our special exhibitions (“Fooled” and “The Art is You”) at Castle Augustusburg, Albrechtsburg Meißen and Art Museum Ottobeuren have to be closed according to the general decree with regard to Covid-19.

Best wishes to all devoted museum visitors take care and stay healthy!

The popular travelling exhibition “The Art Is You – Fascinating ‘Hands-On’ Illusions” from China is opened on the 25th January 2020 in the Art Museum Ottobeuren. The Art Museum displays a large collection of contemporary art by Diether Kunerth in the magnificent premises of its fascinating building. We are glad to show the 3D exhibitions with popular themes in the museum. Visitors are kindly invited to the special exhibition “The Art Is You – Fascinating ‘Hands-On’ Illusions” from China, on display from 25th January to 25th October 2020.

The exhibition “YOU ARE ART! – Fascinating participatory illusions from China” will be on view at the Albrechtsburg Meissen from November 23, 2019 to June 2, 2020.

The fans and lovers of 3D paintings from China can now participate in 18 large-format 3D paintings and take stunning photos home.

Link Albrechtsburg Meissen (in german)

Since October 5, “Tricked – the spectacular illusion exhibition” at Schloss Augustusburg is open.

In the first month there was already a rush of visitors. A lot of people wanted to experience the fascinating optical illusions.

A mixture of experiencing, trying out, participating and having fun, let the visitors reach the limits of their perceptions.

Informations about the exhibition

Now the time has come!

On October 3, 2019, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, our new exhibition “Tricked – The spectacular illusion exhibition” will open its doors at Schloss Augustusburg.

It’s nothing like it seems. You can test and try everything yourself. Get to know your own perception and limitations.

Castle Augustusburg / Saxony shows from 5 October 2019- 21 February 2021 “Tricked – The spectacular illusion exhibition”.

Finally the time has come! After 2 years of preparation, there is a new exhibition on optical illusions and phantasms. Various large-scale exhibits such as a 3D black light room, Chinese illusion painting, a crooked room or the Ames room invite you to join in. With VR goggles you dive into the world of roller coasters or jump from a skyscraper. And the lovers of AR (Augmented Reality) really get their money’s worth: 40 moving images by the Mexican artist Yunuen Esparza show what art can do in an iPhone or smartphone. Castle Augustusburg / Saxony shows from 5 October 2019 – 21 February 2021 “Tricked – The spectacular illusions exhibition”. Infomation about this exhibition