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Adam-Ries-Museum

"… according to Adam Ries(e) that would be ..."

...an expression common throughout the German-speaking world that today still implies that the solution is correct. But who is this mathematical giant, or "Rechenriese" as they say, who lived from 1492 to 1559 and why has his name endured over a half a millennium?

Answers to all of these questions can be found in the former residence of the mathematical master and Saxon mountain official in the Annaberg-Buchholz of the Ore Mountains. The residence is now the Adam Ries Museum - a true mathematical treasure chest. The only of their kind in the world, three arithmetic books by Adam Ries that went into print between 1518 and 1550, his "Brotordnung" (Pricing Guide) as well as a long-hidden jewel, "Adam Riesens Coß", which is one of the most significant algebra manuscripts of the 16th century, are available to admire in the original edition. Master works from other great intellectuals of the Renaissance also wait to be discovered.

After touring the museum, guests big and small can learn "calculating on lines" in the Annaberg mathematics school just as it would have been taught in Adam Ries' times, so that everyone - according to Adam Ries - "can derive fun and enjoyment from understanding mathematics".

Adam-Ries-Museum
One of the loveliest places in town - the Johannisgasse and the Adam-Ries-Museum!
mathematics school
Mathematics school in the Adam-Ries-Museum

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Adam-Ries-Museum

Contact

Mailing Address
Adam Ries Museum
Address
Johannisgasse 23
09456 Annaberg-Buchholz
phone number
+49 3733 22186
fax number
+49 3733 429087
Email
Internet
http://www.adam-ries-museum.de
Opening Times

Tuesday - Friday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays and Mondays
closed
Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Whit Sunday, Ascension Day, Reunification Day and Reformation Day
12:00 am - 4:00 pm (but we're closed, if it's a Monday)
Christmas Dec.24-26th
closed
New Years Eve
10:00 am - 1:00 pm (but we're closed, if it's a Monday)
Groups/tours/mathematics school with advance reservation
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