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"One dreams not only from one's own soul [...] one dreams anonymously and together, even if in one's own way."

The exhibition "Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. Fiebertraum und Höhenrausch" aims to transform this realisation of the novel's main character, Hans Castorp, into a contemporary, atmospheric experience. The entire novel can be read as one long dream, from which Castorp only awakens in the final chapter. The central themes of life, illness and death as well as love and politics, which are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago, can be experienced in the exhibition in four dream rooms.

At the beginning, the dream is embedded in the situation of the writing author, who resumes The Magic Mountain in 1919 in times of upheaval and develops it into a broad social panorama and a dream of humanity. From there, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the novel, first in the medical world of the sanatorium and finally in Hans Castorp's dream world. At the end of the exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to work together to develop a dream for the future inspired by the dreams of the novel.