Archive - Museum Burg Posterstein

Past special exhibitions and events at Posterstein Castle:

Medieval spectacle with knight tournaments
29.05.2020 - 01.06.2020

A highlight that attracts thousands of visitors to Posterstein is the medieval spectacle with traders, jugglers and knight tournaments every year at Pentecost. Around the castle, artisans, knights and traveling people set up their tents for three days and entertain the curious with their performances.

Landscape after WISMUT: Photography by Karlheinz Rothenberger
22.02.2020 - 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
30.11.2019 - 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)
31.08.2019 - 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
18.05.2019 - 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” 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.

Diese Weihnachtskrippe in der Dose aus Berchtesgaden war die erste Krippe des Sammlers Jürgen P. Riewe - Sammlung Museum Burg Posterstein
Christmas cribs
01.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

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

Herzogin Anna Dorothea von Kurland (1761-1821)
#SalonEurope: analog meets digital Networking then and now – Europe means to me ...?
22.09.2018 - 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
16.06.2018 - 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
18.05.2018 - 20.05.2018

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
02.12.2017 - 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
30.09.2017 - 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
02.09.2017 - 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

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
02.06.2017 - 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

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
13.05.2017 - 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
11.02.2017 - 30.04.2017

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
26.11.2016 - 07.01.2017

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
25.06.2016 - 30.10.2016

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

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
05.03.2016 - 04.06.2016

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“

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
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.

Die Hohlsäulen in der Burgkirche Posterstein sind kunstgeschichtlich einmalig (Foto: Museum Burg Posterstein)
Der schöne Ort: Kirche und Burg Posterstein

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

Conzert with Boogielicious

Boogie Woogie and Blues with Boogielicious.

Cartoon & Comic by Christian Habicht
07.03.2015 - 02.05.2015

Cartoon & Comic by Christian Habicht

Christmas cribs of the world
29.11.2014 - 10.01.2015

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

The Mutzbraten in cartoons and drawings
16.08.2014 - 15.11.2014

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

Vicki Vomit with his solo program

Concert: Coloured Vibes

Soul and funk with Coloured Vibes


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

Mittelalterspektakel auf Burg Posterstein
9th medieval festival at Posterstein Castle
06.06.2014 - 08.06.2014

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

Peter Schnürpel - paintings & graphics
17.05.2014 - 16.07.2014

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

Auch auf Burg Posterstein: Der internationale Museumstag am 18. Mai 2014
International Museum's Day

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

Renaissance and baroque music played on historical instruments. Further information:

Frieda, der Wiener Prater und andere Begebenheiten
01.03.2014 - 03.05.2014

Photography by Jörg Neumerkel, Altenburg

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

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

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
06.06.2013 - 18.08.2013

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

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