This permanent exhibition invites visitors to take part on a journey through 200 years of art and cultural history in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The exhibited works of art lead visitors through scenes of important historical events to important centers of art as well as to fictitious places that originated from the artists’ own inner experiences.
The permanent exhibition offers an insight into the museum's extensive art collection. The focus is on artistic creations and endeavors with biographical, historical and thematic connections to the regions in Eastern Europe that were formerly German settlement areas. 

The ten exhibition rooms contain more than 100 paintings and sculptures, including works by influential artists such as Lovis Corinth, Oskar Kokoschka and Käthe Kollwitz. The tour has been designed as a journey through space and time. Individual stops include 
deu. Breslau, lat. Wratislavia, lat. Vratislavia, ces. Vratislav

Wrocław (German: Breslau) is one of the largest cities in Poland (population in 2022: 674,079). It is located in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in the southwest of the country.
Initially under Bohemian, Piast and at other times Hungarian rule, the Habsburgs took over the Silesian territories in 1526, including Wrocław. Another turning point in the city's history was the occupation of Wroclaw by Prussian troops in 1741 and the subsequent incorporation of a large part of Silesia into the Kingdom of Prussia.
The dramatic increase in population and the fast-growing industrialization led to the rapid urbanization of the suburbs and their incorporation, which was accompanied by the demolition of the city walls at the beginning of the 19th century. By 1840, Breslau had already grown into a large city with 100,000 inhabitants. At the end of the 19th century, the cityscape, which was often still influenced by the Middle Ages, changed into a large city in the Wilhelmine style. The highlight of the city's development before the First World War was the construction of the Exhibition Park as the new center of Wrocław's commercial future with the Centennial Hall from 1913, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006.
In the 1920s and 30s, 36 villages were incorporated and housing estates were built on the outskirts of the city. In order to meet the great housing shortage after the First World War, housing cooperatives were also commissioned to build housing estates.
Declared a fortress in 1944, Wrocław was almost completely destroyed during the subsequent fightings in the first half of 1945. Reconstruction of the now Polish city lasted until the 1960s.
Of the Jewish population of around 20,000, only 160 people found their way back to the city after the Second World War. Between 1945 and 1947, most of the city's remaining or returning - German - population was forced to emigrate and was replaced by people from the territory of the pre-war Polish state, including the territories lost to the Soviet Union.
After the political upheaval of 1989, Wrocław rose to new, impressive heights. The transformation process and its spatial consequences led to a rapid upswing in the city, supported by Poland's accession to the European Union in 2004. Today, Wrocław is one of the most prosperous cities in Poland.

deu. Danzig

Gdansk is a large city on the Baltic Sea in the Polish Pomeranian Voivodeship (Pomorskie) with about 470,000 inhabitants. It is lying on the Motława River (German: Mottlau) on the Gdansk Bay.

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deu. Königsberg, rus. Калинингра́д

Kaliningrad is a city in today's Russia. It is located in the Kaliningrad oblast, a Russian exclave between Lithuania and Poland. Kaliningrad, formerly Königsberg, belonged to Prussia for several centuries and was the northeasternmost major city.

deu. Prag, eng. Prague, lat. Praga

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is inhabited by about 1.3 million people, which also makes it the most populated city in the country. It is on the river Vltava in the center of the country in the historical part of Bohemia.

 – cities where important chapters of European history took place, but also where art history was written. The artists found particular inspiration in nature – in the picturesque landscapes of Italy and on the Baltic Sea coast. The fictional places depicted in dream and nightmare scenes, on the other hand, draw from their imaginations and inner visions.
Visitors to the east of the Weimar Republic are transported to the so-called Golden Twenties. The juxtaposition of works by German, Czech, Russian and Polish artists shows the exchange between East and West, which remained alive even during the era of the Iron Curtain.
The tour ends where it began: in the museum’s domed Art Nouveau hall. Here you will find works by a number of artists who have been awarded the Lovis Corinth Prize – including Katharina Sieverding, Markus Lüpertz and Daniel Spoerri.

A number of sculptures from the museum's collection can also be found in Regensburg's Stadtpark, which is adjacent to the KOG. Most of the 15 works of art are scattered throughout the park on lawns and in the flowerbeds, while two form part of the museum’s façade. One of these, a symbol of the museum and a local landmark, is a column installation by Magdalena Jetelová at the building’s entrance.