First-Aid and Military Hospital Museum, Seifertshain

The exhibition is dedicated to those who were wounded during the fighting and had to struggle against unimaginable difficulties in their lives. The museum depicts the less visible side of the battle of 1813 – military medicine; and war surgery in particular, was still in its infancy; there were no anaesthetics and chances of survival were slim. Exhibits that are particularly worth seeing include tin figure dioramas of military and medical corps from the Napoleonic era and battlefield finds from all around Seifertshain. The ensemble of the (museum) barn, vicarage, church and cemetery, with individual and mass graves of those who fell in 1813 and the burial site of the parents of Auguste Vater, has been kept almost in its original condition and is quite unique. Going forward, there will be an increased focus on the life of the French head surgeon Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey and his role in the development of military medicine.


- Options for the visually impaired (listening posts)
- Limited accessibility for the mobility impaired (first floor, no elevator); no restrictions in the external area (herb garden, museum barn and cemetery with graves from 1813 and the birthplace of Auguste Vater)

Opening hours

6 March – 6 November


and by agreement





Schoolchildren and apprentices


Children aged 6 and under


Additional charge for tours

Groups of up to 25 people


Larger groups by agreement





Address: Sanitäts- und Lazarettmuseum Seifertshain
Street/house no. Pfarrgasse 2
Post code/city: 04463 Großpösna OT Seifertshain