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In 2009, Hannah Wadle settled in Sztynort to do research for her doctoral thesis – and stayed for a whole year. Gradually, her cautious explorations turned into familiarity and what began as a purely academic interest became a dedicated personal commitment to the town and its people. She learned to see the Lehndorff manor house from many perspectives. In 2017, she founded a cultural festival, and since then the palace has come to life every August.
Holdings and collections of the Danube Swabian Museum
From a refugee’s suitcase to a popcorn maker, from the jacket of a forced laborer to a perennial Christmas tree: the holdings of the Danube Swabian Museum convey Danube-Swabian culture and history in a multifarious and eclectic way. An unexpected and special feature of the collection is that many...
IKGS-Buchreihe (“IKGS book series”)
Anyone with a deep interest in the Danube-Carpathian region and all its aspects should consider taking a look at the book series of the IKGS. Its monographies and anthologies set the stage for an international dialog about German culture and history, art, and literature in, from, and about East,...
Research institute | Archive | Library
Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe
Europe – a region that is more than the sum of its parts. Migration and the constant exchange between its inhabitants have been and still are of utmost importance to the creation of a European relationship history. The Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) is...
International DZM Forum "Migration Connects"
"Migration Connects" is both the name and the motto of the International DZM Forum. Here, people with international roots can meet, work together with the Danube Swabian Museum (DZM), and help to shape it. In doing so, they also help to make Ulm a little more colorful.
Jewish German Bukovina 1918+
"Jewish-German Bukovina 1918+" is a digitization project of the Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe and offers free access to historical and contemporary documents from Bukovina or related to Bukovina. The time period ranges from the end of the First World War to the present.
Infrastructure project | Transfer project | Cultural education and communication project
Kulturelle Vielfalt im Donauraum ("Cultural Diversity in the Danube Region")
Migration, cultural diversity and multiethnic coexistence are topics of ongoing social relevance. For this reason, the project Kulturelle Vielfalt im Donauraum ("Cultural Diversity in the Danube Region") at the Danube Swabian Museum (DZM) aimed to develop new formats to convey Danube Swabian history...
Library catalog (OPAC) of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
In the library catalog of the Institute of German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe you can search in a stock of more than 20,000 books, 1,000 journals and hundreds of DVDs, CDs and much more.
Library | Archive
Martin Opitz Library
The Martin Opitz Library (MOB) is the central library for German culture and history in Eastern Europe. It collects literature from all areas of East-Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The main focus of the collections is on the regions that today form western Poland and the Kaliningrad...
The family crib was so important to his father that he took it with him when he emigrated to the USA. The report of a donor reveals what happened between its production in Waldenburg and the return to Europe, which made its donation to Haus Schlesien in Königswinter possible.
Oder / Odra
Everything is in flow – there is so much in this river and along its banks. The exhibition "Oder / Odra" in the former Cistercian Lubiąż Abbey is dedicated to the river as the "lifeline of Silesia".
Museum | Archive
Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum mit Deutschbaltischer Abteilung ("East Prussian State Museum with a Baltic German Department")
This museum, located right in the center of Lüneburg, is dedicated to the subject of East Prussia and the Baltic Germans. Here you will discover a fascinating region in East Central Europe, which, for 700 years, was shaped by the German language. Never before has a museum in Germany focused on the...
Permanent exhibition of the Siebenbürgisches Museum (Transylvanian Museum)
The permanent exhibition of the Siebenbürgisches Museum (Transylvanian Museum) presents the more than 900-year-old culture and history of the Transylvanian Saxons in the context of their multi-ethnic and multi-religious surroundings. Seven exemplary thematic areas convey key aspects of the cultural...
Several thousand tons of gingerbread are exported every year. Reason enough to take a closer look at this sweet baked treat and its history. The touring exhibition of HAUS SCHLESIEN, which is available for loan, tells the story of the origins and development of gingerbread and is dedicated to the...
Regional history – 14,000 years of history in Pomerania and art gallery
14,000 years of human history along the southern Baltic coast are presented in the historical rooms of the 'Grey Monastery', built in 1845. Throughout the 1,300 square meters of exhibition space, visitors can experience up-close the culture, the life, the development of the landscape and the great...
Research contributions – Contemporary witness reports on the culture and history of the Germans in Eastern Europe in the 20th century
Contemporary eyewitness accounts are generally considered to be a particularly authentic way to access history. They make history comprehensible, even 'alive'. But is this really true? Aren't eyewitness accounts in their subjectivity, formedness and incompleteness rather a problematic...
Scientific Library in the Sudeten German House
The library contains the largest specialized collection on the history of the Czech Lands, Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the whole of Germany and Western Europe
Silesian Museum of Görlitz
The Silesian Museum in Görlitz is the central museum for Silesia in Germany. Exhibitions, publications and events explore the cultural history of Silesia from the 13th century to the present day. The museum is constantly looking for new ways to approach this ancient cultural landscape and invites...
series of seminars
HAUS SCHLESIEN goes international – German and Polish students from a wide range of universities meet several times a year for the "Silesian encounters" program in Königswinter to learn more about the history and culture of Silesia and the Federal Republic of Germany. Are you going to part of it?
Silesian places of Remembrance - The permanent exhibition of HAUS SCHLESIEN
Eight thematic modules, around 300 objects on 300 square metres, 15 interactive media and nine hands-on stations and two audio tours - the exhibition presentation in HAUS SCHLESIEN is as diverse as the region of Silesia itself.