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Cities of Lower Silesia in aerial view
Lower Silesia from the air: The traveling exhibition takes an exciting look at the development of Lower Silesian cities and contrasts historical aerial photographs with current aerial photographs.
Archive | Library holdings | Holding
Collections and holdings of HAUS SCHLESIEN
Everyday objects, art, literature, customs, knowledge, and much more: these are all cultural assets that hold a very special meaning for people. They are preserved in archives, libraries and museums where they are made accessible to future generations. Sometimes they can also be found in unexpected...
Cultural Office for Silesia
“Where is Silesia, actually?” Younger people, in particular, often ask themselves this question. The Cultural Office for Silesia offers a diverse program for all who wish to embark on a quest – to search for Silesia.
Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation
The Documentation Center offers exhibitions, a library and a testimony archive, tours, workshops and events. The Center provides information about the causes, dimensions and consequences of displacement, expulsion and forced migration in the past and present. Particular focus is on the displacement...
series of lectures
“Experiencing Silesia” – this isn’t just the title, but also the goal of the event series, for which, every year, a new, diverse program is created by the Cultural Office for Silesia.
Farewell after 500 years
A document in the Silesian Museum in Görlitz testifies to the acquisition of the village of Gleinitz by the brothers Nikolaus, Georg and Ladislaus von Niebelschütz in 1446. It was only by chance that the descendent of the Niebelschütz family, Harald von Niebelschütz, then 15 years old, saved the document in 1945 and donated it to the museum in 2017.
German-Polish Museum Forum
German-Polish dialogue on museum exhibition and education work – HAUS SCHLESIEN offers German and Polish museum experts a forum for discussion and cross-border exchange through its curators' conferences.
Museum | Collection | Library
HAUS SCHLESIEN is all about versatility! In the heart of the Siebengebirge you will discover a place that is not only peaceful, comfortable and atmospheric, but also an international meeting place and educational center where the culture of remembrance comes alive. On site, across Germany and...
Historical-Topographical Atlas of Silesian Towns
The atlas shows the development of selected towns in Silesia from the 19th to the 21st century. It focusses on urban expansion and the development of settlement as well as the expansion of modern transport infrastructure.
Holdings and collections of the Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation
The scientific library of the Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation includes German and foreign language books, newspapers and magazines as well as digital media on the topic of forced migrations in the 20th and 21st centuries in Europe. In addition to a contemporary...
Klosterdämmerung ("The Twilight of the Monastery") – Part II (Leubus)
In the Kingdom of Prussia, the abolition of all monasteries in 1810 meant a decisive historical turning point. The second part of the exhibition project "Klosterdämmerung" ("The Twilight of the Monastery") shows the historical development of the oldest of the seven Silesian Cistercian monasteries...
Klosterdämmerung ("The Twilight of the Monastery") – Part III (Kamieniec Ząbkowicki)
In the Kingdom of Prussia, the abolition of all monasteries in 1810 meant a decisive historical turning point. The third part of the exhibition project "Klosterdämmerung" ("The Twilight of the Monastery") shows the historical development of the municipality and the Cistercian Abbey in Kamieniec...
Longing for the Faraway in the People's Republic of Poland
100 pictures by an important German-Polish photographer. For many decades, Stefan Arczyński documented rural and urban life in post-war Poland.
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".
Things worth knowing from the world of Silesia: Interesting information about exciting places and dedicated individuals, as well as exhibitions, excursions, publications, festivals, tourist attractions, scientific conferences, workshops and other projects in Germany and Poland that deal with...
Schlesien im Spiegel der Geschichte ("Silesia in the mirror of history")
Silesia: a varied landscape and a heterogeneous society with a rich culture and history. HAUS SCHLESIEN's interactive online portal "Schlesien im Spiegel der Geschichte" ("Silesia in the Mirror of History") invites you on a rich journey of discovery. Here you can follow traces of Silesian culture,...
Schlesische Grabkunst ("Funerary Art")
A HAUS SCHLESIEN exhibition in the baroque monastery complex in Leubus, Lower Silesia, is dedicated to special places of remembrance. It presents a selection of important churches and their funerary monuments in Silesia and aims to encourage visitors to make their own excursions to these special...
The "Silesia Colloquium" is an annual conference for young scholars researching topics related to Silesia. The colloquium is organized by the Cultural Department for Silesia at the Silesian Museum in Görlitz and the Upper Silesian Museum in Ratingen in cooperation with the Documentation Center HAUS...
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...
The Hoffmann family estate
The Hoffman estate, which has been made accessible through a cooperation project between HAUS SCHLESIEN and the Martin Opitz Library, tells a family’s history, which spans a century and hundreds of kilometers, from Lower Silesia to the Rhine. More than 500 photographs, documents and memoirs of...