Past special exhibitions and events at Posterstein Castle:

Christmas animals: animals in nativity scenes from all over the world
Christmas animals: animals in nativity scenes from all over the world
29.11.2020 - 10.01.2021

Ox, donkey, sheep and llama: this online Christmas crib exhibition puts its focus on the countless animal figures that belong to the cribs in our collection.

Art exhibition: Peter Zaumseil and Ludwig Laser on their 125th birthday - painting, graphics, sculptures and ceramics
Art exhibition: Peter Zaumseil and Ludwig Laser on their 125th birthday - painting, graphics, sculptures and ceramics
02.08.2020 - 15.11.2020

The renowned artist Peter Zaumseil from Elsterberg in the Vogtland region turns 65. The well-known ceramist Ludwig Laser from Berga celebrates his 60th. Together they give an extensive insight into their work at Posterstein Castle. The art exhibition shows painting, woodcuts and graphics, sculptures and ceramics.

Landscape after WISMUT: Photography by Karlheinz Rothenberger
Landscape after WISMUT: Photography by Karlheinz Rothenberger
23.02.2020 - 19.07.2020

The photographer Karlheinz Rothenberger from Landshut captured landscapes shaped by the DDR mining company WISMUT in impressive photographs. Thirty years after the end of uranium mining in Ronneburg, the photo exhibition shows the former opencast mining sites, recultivation through BUGA 2007 to the present day situation. 

Christmas cribs from distant countries
Christmas cribs from distant countries
01.12.2019 - 19.01.2020

Every year in Advent, the Museum Burg Posterstein shows its traditional Christmas crib exhibition in the atmospheric rooms of the Posterstein Castle.

This year’s exhibition put the focus particularly on cribs from South America and other distant regions. Of course, native cribs will also be on display.

From Germany to South America: the ornithologist and painter Anton Goering (1836-1905)
From Germany to South America: the ornithologist and painter Anton Goering (1836-1905)
01.09.2019 - 17.11.2019

Museum Burg Posterstein will commemorate the illustrator Christian Anton Goering (1836-1905). Although he was the son of a craftsman he succeeded in a career as an explorer, painter and animal preparator. Like Alexander von Humboldt before he went on two expeditions to South America (1856 and 1866) and conducted botanical and geographic studies.

The Essence of Dust. Dust Expeditions on Posterstein Castle/Museum @burgposterstein with Wolfgang Stöcker, Cologne
The Essence of Dust. Dust Expeditions on Posterstein Castle/Museum @burgposterstein with Wolfgang Stöcker, Cologne
19.05.2019 - 18.08.2019

The exhibition shows Art objects made of wax and dust, collected in Posterstein Castle, by the German artist Wolfgang Stöcker from Cologne. Dust reflects transience, human traces in history, preservation or loss of the past, new life for hidden remains – a metaphor for the hard labour of archivists, librarians and museum professionals as well!

Advent in the Salon
Advent in the Salon
15.12.2018

“Advent in the Salon” offers space for regional crafts and tasty snacks at Christmas time. With treats from the kitchen and bakery, a live radio play for children and a musical reading for the whole family, we invite you to a cozy afternoon in Advent.

Christmas cribs
Christmas cribs
02.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

Every year in Christmas time Posterstein castle shows a part of its Christmas crib collection. Further information on the crib collection.

#SalonEurope: analog meets digital Networking then and now – Europe means to me ...?
#SalonEurope: analog meets digital Networking then and now – Europe means to me ...?
23.09.2018 - 11.11.2018

The exhibition “#SalonEurope: analog meets digital” is designed as a laboratory. Based on the historic salon culture around 1800, the exhibition creates a relation to the present time and current political situation.

#SalonEuropa in the Here and Now: Schloss Tannenfeld - inspiration and reality
#SalonEuropa in the Here and Now: Schloss Tannenfeld - inspiration and reality
17.06.2018 - 09.09.2018

Four artists from Germany, France and Poland follow the tradition of the historical salon of the Duchess Anna Dorothea of Courland and set up a joint art project.

Medieval festival at Posterstein Castle
Medieval festival at Posterstein Castle
19.05.2018 - 21.05.2018

A highlight, that attracts thousands of visitors, is the Middle Age Spectacle at Whitsun every year with dealers, travelling entertainers and knight fights.

Christmas cribs
Christmas cribs
03.12.2017 - 07.01.2018

Every year in Christmas time Posterstein castle shows a part of its Christmas crib collection. Further information on the crib collection.


Christmas cribs

Every year in Christmas time Posterstein castle shows a part of its Christmas crib collection.

The Children's castle: On the trail of knights and salon ladies
The Children's castle: On the trail of knights and salon ladies
01.10.2017 - 31.12.2019

How heavy is a chain shirt? How did children live in the Middle Ages? What were princesses around 1800 aloud to do? Families, school classes and children are among the most important visitors to Posterstein Castle.

Anthony Lowe: Influencing ways of seeing
Anthony Lowe: Influencing ways of seeing
03.09.2017 - 05.11.2017

The artist Anthony Lowe, living in Zürchau near Altenburg, is known for his colorful city portraits. He is designing the exhibition “Influencing ways of seeing” specifically for Museum Burg Posterstein. The exhibition wants to overcome common angles of view, inviting us to a change of perspective.

Concert with Centerpiece Jazz from Hickory, USA
Concert with Centerpiece Jazz from Hickory, USA
16.08.2017

Jazz in the castle’s yard with the band “Centerpiece Jazz” from Hickory, North Carolina, USA – a concert linked to this year’s Altenburger Musikfestival.

Medieval festival at Posterstein Castle
Medieval festival at Posterstein Castle
03.06.2017 - 05.06.2017

A highlight, that attracts thousands of visitors, is the Middle Age Spectacle at Whitsun every year with dealers, travelling entertainers and knight fights.

International Museum Day 2017
International Museum Day 2017
21.05.2017

Museums are full of traces of our past. The motto of the International Museum Day 2017 is “Search for Traces. Courage for Responsibility!” The Museum Burg Posterstein will again participate with special events at the museum day.

With corners and edges - 45 years ceramics workshop Angelika Kühn von Hintzenstern
With corners and edges - 45 years ceramics workshop Angelika Kühn von Hintzenstern
14.05.2017 - 20.08.2017

In the historical setting of Posterstein Castle we show the unusual ceramic art of Angelika Kühn from Hintzenstern from Kühdorf near Greiz. The ceramist celebrates the 45th anniversary of her workshop in 2017. She produces her objects and reliefs without a traditional pottery disc. In her own technique, she combines her objects from large, rolled plates.

THE DISTANCE & THE NEARNESS - Photography by Ulrich Fischer
THE DISTANCE & THE NEARNESS - Photography by Ulrich Fischer
12.02.2017 - 01.05.2017

The Thuringian photographer Ulrich Fischer has been working with the art of capturing exceptional moments in photographs for more than 40 years. He lives and works freelance in Grümpen, Landkreis Sonneberg.

Christmas cribs
Christmas cribs
27.11.2016 - 08.01.2017

Every year in Christmas time Posterstein castle shows a part of its Christmas crib collection.

Serving the Ernestines: Hans Wilhelm von Thümmel’s rise from a page to a minister
Serving the Ernestines: Hans Wilhelm von Thümmel’s rise from a page to a minister
26.06.2016 - 31.10.2016

In connection to the Thuringian state exhibition on the Ernestiner family the museum Posterstein Castle shows an exhibition on Hans Wilhelm von Thümmel, minister of Saxony, Gotha and Altenburg, and a regular guest in the salon of the Duchess of Courland in Löbichau.

Internationaler Museumstag im Museum Burg Posterstein
Internationaler Museumstag im Museum Burg Posterstein
22.05.2016

Mit einem bunten Programm für KInder und Erwachsene beteiligt sich das Museum Burg Posterstein auch in diesem Jahr am Internationalen Museumstag.

Farmer's paintings: An exhibition to portrait painter Friedrich Mascher's 200th anniversary
Farmer's paintings: An exhibition to portrait painter Friedrich Mascher's 200th anniversary
06.03.2016 - 05.06.2016

The exhibition shows paintings of farmers and farms and gives and overview of the farmer’s culture in the Altenburg region of the 19th century.

„Skandinavischer Familiennachmittag“ mit dänischer Sammlerin  in der Weihnachtsausstellung mit „Nisse“ und „Julbock“
„Skandinavischer Familiennachmittag“ mit dänischer Sammlerin in der Weihnachtsausstellung mit „Nisse“ und „Julbock“
12.12.2015

Wir laden Sie ein, bei Tee und Glühwein über skandinavische Weihnachtsbräuche zu plaudern, die Weihnachtsausstellung anzusehen und gemeinsam dänische Flechtherzen und „kræmmerhuse“, eine Art kleine Zuckertüten für den Tannenbaum, zu basteln. Interessierte aller Altersklassen sind herzlich willkommen!

„Tomtenisse“ and „Yule goat“: Christmas crib exhibition
„Tomtenisse“ and „Yule goat“: Christmas crib exhibition
29.11.2015 - 24.01.2016

Every year in Christmas time the museum shows parts of its Christmas crib collection. This year a special focus is on Scandinavian cribs and Christmas customs.

Der schöne Ort: Kirche und Burg Posterstein
Der schöne Ort: Kirche und Burg Posterstein
04.07.2015

Der schöne Ort, eine Veranstaltungsreihe der Evangelischen Erwachsenenbildung in Thüringen, macht Station in Posterstein.

Conzert with Boogielicious
Conzert with Boogielicious
10.05.2015

Boogie Woogie and Blues with Boogielicious.

Cartoon & Comic by Christian Habicht
Cartoon & Comic by Christian Habicht
08.03.2015 - 03.05.2015

Cartoon & Comic by Christian Habicht

Christmas cribs of the world
Christmas cribs of the world
30.11.2014 - 11.01.2015

Every year in Christmas time Posterstein castle shows a part of its Christmas crib collection.

The Mutzbraten in cartoons and drawings
The Mutzbraten in cartoons and drawings
17.08.2014 - 16.11.2014

A culinary speciality from Schmölln, East Thuringia, on international stage – Museum Posterstein Castle and the Leipzig-based illustrator Susann Hesselbarth invite more than 40 designers and illustrators to work with the „Mutz“.

Summer cabaret: Vicki Vomit
Summer cabaret: Vicki Vomit
09.08.2014

Vicki Vomit with his solo program

Concert: Coloured Vibes
Concert: Coloured Vibes
27.07.2014

Soul and funk with Coloured Vibes

Concert: RATTLIN´ BOG
Concert: RATTLIN´ BOG
29.06.2014

Paul Kühn (violin) – Roger Witte (guitar) – Rene Bock (bass) – Three members of “Brogues” unplugged.

9th medieval festival at Posterstein Castle
9th medieval festival at Posterstein Castle
07.06.2014 - 09.06.2014

Every year at Whitsun knights, medieval merchants, jugglers and players meet around Posterstein Castle.

Peter Schnürpel - paintings & graphics
Peter Schnürpel - paintings & graphics
18.05.2014 - 17.07.2014

The well-respected artist from Altenburg arranges the graphics in his Posterstein exhibition himself.

International Museum's Day
International Museum's Day
18.05.2014

We take part in the International Museum’s Day 2014 (hashtag to follow on social media: #IMT14). „Museum collections make connections“ is the slogan for 2014.

Concert: Karel Fleischlinger, (CZ), guitar
Concert: Karel Fleischlinger, (CZ), guitar
11.05.2014

Renaissance and baroque music played on historical instruments. Further information: http://www.fleischlinger.cz/

Frieda, der Wiener Prater und andere Begebenheiten
Frieda, der Wiener Prater und andere Begebenheiten
02.03.2014 - 04.05.2014

Photography by Jörg Neumerkel, Altenburg

Opening: March 2nd, 3 pm, with guitar blues by Josa

Christmas cribs - Riewe collection
Christmas cribs - Riewe collection
01.12.2013 - 05.01.2014

Full of atmosphere: Traditional Christmas crib exhibition. More information about the collection.

A rocker's career before and after the fall of the wall
A rocker's career before and after the fall of the wall
16.06.2013

The musician Dirk Zöllner reads from his auto biography about his life as a Rock’n’Roll musician before and after the fall of the wall.

Special exhibition: Paintings, graphics & wood sculptures by Thomas Heinicke
Special exhibition: Paintings, graphics & wood sculptures by Thomas Heinicke
06.06.2013 - 18.08.2013

We show paintings, graphics & wood sculptures by Thomas Heinicke.