Mathe macht lustig

Cartoon exhibition

Mathematics and humor sounds like hot and cold, like day and night, like plus and minus. Mathematics is often seen as abstract and humorless and in danger of losing contact with "normal" life.

And yet mathematics can be approached in a way that is fun and encourages laughter. The exhibition "Mathe macht lustig" (Math makes you laugh) shows how this can be done and is on display at the MAINS until January 16, 2022 (closed December 20, 2021–January 5, 2022). Top cartoonists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland take a humorous look at mathematics in numerous cartoons and contribute a positive and cheerful image of mathematics with their wonderful works.

"Mathe macht lustig" is a German language exhibition from the Mathematikum Gießen and the caricatura museum Frankfurt.

Guided tours every Sunday 3 p.m.


  • Further information

    Venue: MAINS
    Kurfürstenanlage 52
    69115 Heidelberg
    Phone: +49 6221 533-382
    Dates: October 1, 2021 to Januar 16, 2022 (closed December 20, 2021–January 5, 2022)
    Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Admission: free
    Guided tours of the MAINS: Sundays at 3 p.m.
    Language: German
    Host: Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation