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"Adam-Ries-Haus and Museum" Adam Ries Museum Tip by Kathrin_E

Adam Ries Museum, Annaberg-Buchholz: 1 reviews and 4 photos

  Adam-Ries-Haus in Johannisgasse
by Kathrin_E
  • Adam-Ries-Haus and Museum
      Adam-Ries-Haus in Johannisgasse
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  • Adam-Ries-Haus and Museum
      Bust of Adam Ries (1893)
    by Kathrin_E
  • Adam-Ries-Haus and Museum
  • Adam-Ries-Haus and Museum
      My museum ticket (2 coins are already missing)
    by Kathrin_E

Adam Ries (1492/93 - 1558) was a mathematician who became proverbial. He developed an easy method to do calculations with the help of a board with lines and coins. He published several schoolbooks on calculation and algebra and became the "father of modern mathematics". A scan of his most important book on calculation is available in Wikimedia Commons.

39 years of his life were spent in Annaberg where he worked as bookkeeper and registrator of the mines. His house in Johannisgasse, close to market square, has been turned into a museum.

The modern exhibition presents the life and works of Adam Ries in the context of his time. The museum ticket contains a handful of paper coins, so you can try the calculation board yourself. There are more interactive elements in the exhibition.
For groups, especially groups of children, the museum has an algebra school where Ries's methods are being taught.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 and upon appointment
Entrance fee: adults 3 €, children and concessions 2 €.
Strictly no photography inside the museum.

Address: Johannisgasse 23, Annaberg-Buchholz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2016
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