General information

What is the BikiniARTmuseum?

The BikinARTmuseum is the world's first museum for swimwear and bathing culture. We are historically competent and have the most complete and exclusive collection of swimwear, starting from 1870 until today. The special: Art objects from all over the world are enmeshed in visionary design and accompanied by electrifying stagings. We are provocative & so feminist, the short holiday in the lifestyle museum will be very stirring. Visit our "About Us" page for more information about our mission, vision and our exciting history. To About Us

When and where did the BikiniARTmuseum open?

The BikiniARTmuseum opened on 5 July 2020, the "World Bikini Day", 74 years after Louis Réard presented the "bikini" at the Molitor swimming pool in Paris. The lifestyle museum is located between Frankfurt and Stuttgart in Bad Rappenau, the capital of swimwear, directly at the traffic hub of the A6 motorway, central Paris Prague, near Heidelberg, in the gravitational field of 8 other international visitor magnets (A6 Boulevard).

What are the opening hours?

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

How do I get to the BikiniARTmuseum?

The BikiniARTmuseum is located between Frankfurt and Stuttgart, directly on the A6 motorway, in the centre of Paris-Prague, near Heidelberg, in the gravitational field of 8 other international visitor magnets (A6 Boulevard).

Directions and public transport:
- By car: You will find us directly on the motorway A6, exit 35-Bad Rappenau. Free parking spaces are available for you in front of the door.
- Public transport: Line 685 Stop: Bad Rappenau-Bonfeld Gewerbepark Buchäckerring (by foot in approx. 1 min) Line 683 Stop: Bad Rappenau Bonfeld Sawmill or Biberacherstraße (by foot in approx. 15 min)
- Bicycle: Bicycle parking spaces on site
- Taxi: 7 min from Bad Rappenau train station, 15 min from Heilbronn main train station

Buchäckerring 42
74906 Bad Rappenau

Are there parking spaces?

Sufficient free parking spaces are available for you in front of the door. For buses we also offer over 100 bus parking spaces.

Are there restaurants or a café on site?

In the BikiniARTmuseum you can expect a wide variety of restaurants: dean&david, lifestyle fresh cuisine, breakfast offers, homemade burgers, delicious coffee and a regional wine bar. A new urban meeting place, a place where culture and pleasure meet.
DJ bookings and live music evenings are also planned for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Find out more about our outstanding gastronomy offer,

Is there a museum shop?

Yes, in the "STORE Pikinni" of the BikiniARTmuseum you can expect a great range of products around the museum theme! Holiday, sun, beach and sea - our lifestyle collection makes you feel good. Discover over 200 products!
Do you already know our online shop? Take a look at the beautifully designed articles for you or ideal to give away!

Can I take the pram with me to the museum?

The visit to the BikiniARTmuseum is almost barrier-free for visitors with prams. Pushchairs may be used in our rooms. For safety reasons, e.g. when there are large numbers of visitors, we reserve the right to regulate access with prams.

Rentals? Conferences & celebrations - also ideal for company outings!

Whether it's a company celebration, anniversary, reception or conference, the premises of the BikiniARTmuseum offer the ideal setting for your events. Learn more

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Are any hotels close by?

Yes, directly connected to the BikiniARTmuseum is the new BEST WESTERN Hotel Bad Rappenau. No wishes remain unfulfilled here! Would you like to learn more about the 97 modern comfort rooms, the deluxe penthouse and our lucrative arrangements? Then you've come to the right place.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately no, there is no exception for hygienic reasons. However, you are very welcome to bring your animal companions to the adjacent 24-Autohof.


Where can I buy tickets?

Order your ticket stress-free in our online ticket shop. Here you can book quickly and easily and you save yourself the hassle of queuing. You will receive an immediate confirmation and your tickets will be sent to you by e-mail.
Simply show the QR code of your online-ticket on your mobile phone or bring the printed online-ticket with you.

Of course, tickets can also be purchased at the museum box office on site!

How much does a ticket cost?

Adults: € 12.00
Reduced: € 9.00 (child, youth up to and including 17 years, trainees, FSJ, BfD)
Children up to and including 7 years: Free of charge.

Free admission on all Thursdays for citizens of Bad Rappenau.

Do you offer discounts?

We have discounts for children, students, severely disabled persons and groups.
In addition, there is free admission on all Thursdays for the citizens of Bad Rappenau.
We have two very special offers for you at "Sondertarife".

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Are there discounts for families?

Yes, with our Family&Friends fare, small groups of 4 or more people receive a €1 discount on every ticket, regardless of the ticket category. The Family&Friends fare is only available at the museum box office.

Are there discounts for visitors with a handicap?

Yes, we are especially happy about visitors with handicap in our museum!
All visitors with handicap from 50% pay therefore only 6€. Of course, this also applies to an accompanying person.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum ticket office.
Our trained staff will be happy to assist with any questions.

Are there any offers for groups?

Yes, we have great offers for coach travellers and groups! Discounted tickets are available for groups of 8 or more, and one tour guide per 20 people receives free admission. A group menu from our award-winning gastronomy is available. Your bus driver eats with us on the house!

We will be happy to make you an individual offer!
Marco is your contact person.

Are there offers for bus groups? 

Yes, we have a great overall concept for bus groups! Whether with or without a guided tour, hotel or gastronomy.
We would be happy to make you an individual offer!

Send us an email to
Marco is your contact person.

Here the most important thing in advance: From 8 persons on there are reduced tickets. In addition, one tour guide receives free admission for every 20 people. The bus driver eats with us on the house! A group menu of our award-winning gastronomy is available. 

Are there guided tours? 

Yes, we are happy to offer various guided tours on request. An overview tour of the BikiniARTmuseum usually lasts 1.5-2 h. The all-inclusive price for up to 20 people is 60€.
Guided tours on different topics can be organized on request.

Send us an e-mail to
Marco is your contact person.

Are there special rates? 

We have thought up two specials for you to match the theme!

At the SWIMWEAR SPECIAL DEAL all visitors in bikini, swimsuit or swimming trunks visibly WITH bathing shoes (e.g. flip-flops) will receive a 50% discount on the regular entrance fee.

The SURFER SPECIAL DEAL offers FREE ADMISSION for all visitors in bikini, swimsuit or swimming trunks visible WITH slippers and SURFBOARD.

We are looking forward to it!
The SWIMWEAR SPECIAL DEAL and the SURFER SPECIAL DEAL are only available at the museum box office. 

Are there season tickets? 

Yes, we are happy to advise you for your best conditions! Talk to us at the museum box office or send an email to

I can't afford the ticket, what can I do? 

On request by email free entry without rules after approval for those who cannot afford the entry. Our CommunityTicket!
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I am interested in a partnership. Who can I talk to?

Thank you for your interest in a partnership! We are looking forward to expand our network continuously! Please send us a short message with the subject "partnership" to
We are looking forward to your message!

I own historical swimwear. Who can I talk to?

Thank you very much, we are always interested in constantly developing our exhibition. We are interested in everything historical that has to do with swimwear, beach and swimming. Please contact us if you would like to donate or sell something to the museum.
We are looking forward to your message! Lisa is your contact person.

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I am a blogger and could imagine a cooperation. Who can I talk to?

Thank you for your interest in cooperation! We are very interested in cooperating with bloggers. Just send us a short e-mail, Marco is your contact person!

Is there an official hashtag?

Our official hashtag is #BikiniARTmuseum. You are also welcome to link us on all your photos! The most creative photos will be shared!

I would like to take pictures in several outfits. Can I change somewhere?

Of course! You can find a changing cabine at the installations.

Are there any special events?

Yes, we offer events and actions on a regular base in the BikiniARTmuseum. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook for more information! Click here for the newsletter!

Are pictures allowed?

Photography is not only allowed but highly encouraged! Share your pictures on social media, tag Bikiniartmuseum or use the official hashtags! However, commercial photography, product photographs or photographs taken with professional video equipment must be approved in advance. A short request can be sent to .