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provocative & so feminist

Experience the World's First Swimwear Community inside our Lifestyle Museum

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Unprecedented versatility intoxicates the onrushing guests. BikiniARTmuseum starts with worldwide coverage.

On 5 July 2020 it finally became "provocative & so feminist" and the world's first museum for swimwear and bathing culture opened its doors. The unprecedented versatility intoxicated the onrushing guests and the BikiniARTmuseum started with worldwide coverage.

To the impressions

"Sexy in a nice way"

From 5 July, the BikiniARTmuseum in cooperation with the Schuster Collection will be showing the icon of pin-up art: Bunny Yeager.

The opening exhibition runs until April 2021.

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The collection of the BikiniARTmuseum is unique in the world, it is the only one to include swimwear pieces from three centuries and all continents. The collection starts with the beginnings of the .


First Bikini PopUp Museum starts!

In the Bikini PopUp Museum, a dozen or so colourful "Instagram" installations invite you to set the scene and take the perfect photo. Ball bath, bathtub, playing card, Woman Power, angel wings, candytopia swing and many more fancy photo sets are waiting to be shot.


YOUR BikiniARTmuseum

Immerse yourself in the promising and aesthetic combination of art and swimwear!


A journey across three centuries and all continents.


Paintings, photographic art and sculptures - surprising rarities and unique pieces from all over the world.

Move & Entertainment

Allow yourself to be immersed by media productions and diverse interactive opportunities to participate.


Discover over 1,000 one-of-a-kind exhibits in a multimedia journey around the globe.


Summer, beach, swimming trunks and love - let us awake strong emotions and create your most beautiful memories!

About the BikiniArtMuseum

Research-based, informative and fun, wrapped in visionary design and electrifying displays: The BikiniARTmuseum (BAM) is the world's first museum dedicated exclusively to the history of swimwear.

10 reasons to visit the BAM

1. Marvel at the historically most valuable bikini in the world! 2. Join in for various interactive elements such as the expert quiz or the Kickini! 3. Dance in our mirror room to hottest Bikini-music-clips !
4. Meet Udo Lindenberg, Otto Waalkes or René Turrek..

Guided tours

The BikiniCODE: Track down the protagonists, inventors and trendsetters, as well as the strong women who resisted the pressures of conservative society. Whether as a group trip, class trip or study visit: Varied tours for young and old alike. Duration 1.5 - 2 hours, Total 60.00 € for max. 20 persons.


dean&david, lifestyle fresh cuisine, breakfast offers, homemade burgers, café and a regional wine bar. Convince yourself of our culinary variety of restaurants and feast on our sun terraces.

Hotels & Packages

In the adjacent BEST WESTERN Hotel no wishes remain unfulfilled. Learn more about the 97 modern comfort rooms, the DeLuxe penthouse and our lucrative arrangements. We are the official partner of the A6 boulevard - 9 visitor magnets over 50 km.

Pikinni - The Store

Sun, sea, sand and holiday - Our lifestyle collection will make you feel good! Every day is summer! Discover 200 Pikinni products.


Colorful sets for your perfect Selfie #myBAM

Are you looking for unique settings for your perfect picture? At the Bikini PopUp Museum you can stage yourself and your friends in dozens of installations: In front of beautiful angel wings, in Candytopia or our colourful ball baths!
Share your snapshots with the international swimwear community and immortalize yourself on the Social Wall. We are an #InstagrammabelPlace!

Follow us for news about the next Influencer-Meetup, discounts and your next popup installation!

PREMIUM Cultural visitors & groups

Our offers, your advantages - for an unforgettable experience

We love groups! Benefit from exclusive offers and discounts. A visit to the museum with café & homemade cakes on our sun terrace? Feasting at the vital breakfast buffet and indulging in the most beautiful holiday memories? An exclusive guided tour of the museum? Whether it's a girls' afternoon or a senior citizens' outing - we exceed expectations!


Fun & games in the BikiniARTmuseum!

With us children are the greatest! In addition to our artistically designed children's playground on the open-air grounds, the museum invites kids of all ages to join in and be amazed with its many interactive elements!
There is a real surfing feeling on the shaky surf installation, the 2.50 m tall Hawaiian fantasy figure, king's daughter and hunter "Keiji Kamehameha" makes even the smallest children's eyes grow big. After a little refreshment with the Kid's Menu, things get colourful at the digital painting tables.
Kids and twens can expect their own areas and a knowledge and experience parkour: Whoever manages it all gets a reward!

We are looking forward to you!

What others say about us

"I think the BikiniARTmuseum will be a big, big success. It's so surprising that no one did it up to now. You have museum from everything you could even imagine, and this is so obvious, it's so feministic, it's so political in times where people again wear burkas and things like this. It's an area with so many art pieces which are not defined - no one did it up to now - you are geniuses."

Worldwide sought-after art expert, deeply involved in Miami through museum, university & Art Basel editing

"A swimsuit or bikini is a woman's most personal piece of clothing. The world's first BikiniARTmuseum finally gives the swimwear industry as a whole the important historical dimension it deserves."

2018, voted best swimwear label in 2018

"I was happy to be involved in the concept, as the creation of a swimwear museum has been a long-awaited dream for me. The BikiniARTmuseum will exhibit the most important swimwear collection in the world - with extremely valuable historical items from all over the globe"

Ghislaine Rayer, Paris
Fashion expert, owner of one of the world's largest lingerie and swimwear collections with Patrice Gaulupeau, Author of the book "Bikini, la Légende".

"Swimwear is freedom. People who enjoy a moment of freedom. When a woman wants to buy a bikini, she thinks of the best possible, has positive vibes. You think of the beach, the sea, the sky or love."

Jacqueline de Biase
Salinas swimwear, owner

"Museum was yesterday - BikiniARTmuseum is today. Not dusty, but informative, cheeky and above all enigmatic. One learns a lot, is involved and thus entertained in the best way possible. Valuable exhibits, James Bond sends his greetings - Lifestyle and Fashion! History, stories and a future concept that stands out! A museum as a hip meeting place!"

Michael Stocks
2018, South America Correspondent of ARD

"The bikini is a measure of a woman's position in society. Where the female sex does not have the same rights, women are always prescribed how much fabric they must wear when bathing. Misconduct will be punished."

Harald Klein
German Ambassador in Guatemala and Belize, organiser of a major swimwear show for the 2014 Football World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

"Finally, there is an appreciation of swimwear as a special form of clothing. The place where the BikiniARTmuseum is located is an excellent choice because Bad Rappenau and the region have always been associated with bathing and swimwear. We are of course represented and are happy to open our archive to the imaginative, qualified development team. The BAM team has succeeded in creating a very informative museum with an international focus. We congratulate you on that."

Former managing director of the global player Triumph and present master of the treasures of the Triumph archive

"I'm thrilled. What's happening here doesn't look like a museum, it's a hip lifestyle community."

Airbrush artists with their own television shows


Buchäckerring 4274906
Bad Rappenau, Germany
+49 7066 91 73 700


Our aim is to provide all visitors with an unforgettable experience. Did we forget something? Let us know!
  • Hotel
  • Restaurants
  • TESLA Supercharger
  • 100 car parking spaces
  • 125 bus parking spaces
  • Playground
  • 24-hour shop
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Arcade