Ernst Haeckel House
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The former house of the zoologist Ernst Haeckel was built 1882/83. "Villa Medusa" because of Haeckel´s Medusa drawings which can be seen all over the house. Haeckel sold the villa to the Carl Zeiss foundation in 1918 specifying that it should be used as a museum for his scientific and artistic estate. Thus today you can find out about the life and work of the important zoologist and Darwinist in 7 rooms. Two rooms have been preserved in their original condition.
Guided tours: Tue–Fri: 10 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm, 3.30 pm
Admission fees: from 1 EUR