Thus, the classification of the Sülchen grave goods in a larger context makes it clear that south-west Germany in the 6th and 7th centuries was by no means a homogeneous cultural and religious area. The relics open up a wide horizon of different cultural affiliations and identities, different religions as well as different ruling structures.

The synopsis of rich early medieval trench ensembles and objects from Sülchen and the archaeological collections of Baden-Württemberg – including unique treasures such as the woman’s grave from Schwenningen (early 6th century, Landesmuseum Württemberg) – present us with an age in flux: the Early Middle Ages were characterised by mobility, exchange and networking between different cultural and religious spaces.

Accompanying programme to the exhibition