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Open daily 10am – 18pm  Site Oud Sint Jan, Mariastraat 38, Bruges

Now in Bruges

Daily until March 9, ’25 

Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS VITAL is a complete chapter of its own in the famous series of BODY WORLDS exhibitions (also known as Körperwelten). From May 3, 2024 to March 9, 2025 in Bruges, in the historic wards of Site Oud Sint-Jan.

A vital story

The multimedia exhibit explores how life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease can be fought with a healthy, appropriate lifestyle. More than 200 anatomical preparations of real human bodies, plastinates, show the complexity, resilience and fragility of the body.

BODY WORLDS VITAL shows the body as frozen in its optimal state

healthy, fresh, strong and on the move. Thanks to the plastinate, we recognize ourselves, our vulnerability and the miracle that we are. This physical recognition encourages a new, health-conscious lifestyle.

– Dr. Gunther von Hagens –