Creation Myths | Concert with Dance

On Sunday, 14 May at 5 pm, the Diözesanmuseum invites you to experience creation myths in text, word and dance. The creation myths of the great world religions as well as the creation texts from the Kabbalah, contemporary literature and the natural sciences tell of the beginnings of human life. The life dancer Felix Grützner transforms these texts into movement, accompanied on the piano by Patrick Bebelaar. The linguistic framework is provided by the spoken word artist Jule Hölzgen (Academy for the Spoken Word ).

Holiday programme for children

As part of the holiday programme of the city of Rottenburg, we were finally able to inaugurate our art alley on the first Saturday of the holiday! Christine Bozler-Kießling went on a quest with the children to find out how pictures were created in the Middle Ages. Then the children created their own canvas frames and painted a picture using ancient techniques.

Exhibition "adoratio - The Black King at the Crib"

The Magi – the theme is omnipresent in Christian art, in popular nativity scenes and in the tradition of the carol singers. The “Adoration of the Magi” is one of the most popular pictorial themes in Christian art. The Bible speaks of astrologers from the East, so they have been depicted as wise men with Phrygian caps since the 4th century. From apocryphal writings, the interpretations of the Church Fathers and numerous legends, the idea developed that kings in all three ages were gathered in the Bethlehem stable. Since the late 10th century, there have been depictions of a mostly kneeling old man, a middle-aged man and a young man. Since the late Middle Ages, the latter has been painted with black skin, especially in German-speaking countries. The kings wear splendid courtly clothes and bring valuable gifts, of which the Bible already tells. The Diocesan Museum has several panels in its collection that show this pictorial tradition.

Today, however, the pictorial theme has become problematic. In the course of modern art history, the black king was often exoticised and became a projection surface for the foreign.

In this exhibition, the Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg explores the theme of the “Adoration of the Magi” on the basis of its own panels and also shows a modern interpretation by Otto Dix. The accompanying programme searches for historical interpretations and contemporary dialogue partners. The aim is to bring together the different perspectives and to bring them into conversation with each other.

Wanted: Supervisors Exhibition "Vulnerable"

The Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg, in cooperation with “St. Maria as…”, is organising an exhibition in the church of St. Maria, Stuttgart-Mitte, Tübinger Str. 36, following the Katholikentag. The works of the winners of the art competition “Vulnerable. Vulnerable” will be shown. For the exhibition period from

21 May to 24 July 2022

the museum is looking for several supervisors (m/f/d), preferably also students, to supervise the exhibition. The tasks include

Presence in the church room of St. Maria
welcoming visitors to the exhibition and handing out visitor booklets
Selling catalogues
Supervising the technical equipment (lighting, video installations)

To be covered by all supervisors are the periods:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

A contract for freelance work will be concluded. The hourly rate is 12 €. Please contact us for more information. If you are interested, also in working on certain days or half days, send an email with a short letter of motivation and a CV by 20.12.2022 to:

Dr. Daniela Blum
07472 922 305

Invitation to the Lecture "The Magi and the Order of the World in the Middle Ages"

The Wise Men from the East are an integral part of the Christmas story – over the centuries, the number of three was agreed upon and they were elevated to the status of ‘kings’. As such, they served, among other things, as symbolic figures for the world of the Middle Ages, which was divided into three continents, and as representatives of different human ages and regions of origin.

The lecture will shed light on the medieval legends surrounding the ‘three kings’ and explain what significance they had for medieval society.

Speaker: PD. Dr. Christoph Mauntel Tübingen

We ask for pre-registration, here on the homepage or by mail (

Translated with (free version)

Das Diözesanmuseum sucht eine Museumsaufsicht (m/w/d)

Für das Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

eine Museumsaufsicht (m/w/d)

(in Teilzeit 40%, derzeit 15,8 Wochenstunden)

befristet bis 31.07.2024

Das Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg beherbergt sakrale Kunst vom 2. bis 21. Jahrhundert, darunter Werke von europäischem Rang. Neben den Gemälden und Skulpturen des Mittelalters, des Barock und der Moderne, verfügt die Sammlung über herausragende Zeugnisse der Metallkunst, hochwertige Paramente, eine in Umfang und Qualität einzigartige Sammlung von historischen Gläsern, zahlreiche Grafiken, Münzen- und Medaillen sowie vielfältige Zeugnisse der religiösen Volksfrömmigkeit.


Ihre Aufgaben sind insbesondere:

  • Aufsicht im Museumsraum
  • Betreuung des Kassenbereichs mit Museumsshop
  • Besucherinformation und Besucherleitung
  • Flexibler Einsatz bei Sonderveranstaltungen (z. B. Getränkeausschank)

Sie bringen mit:

  • Interesse am Kulturbetrieb
  • Zuverlässigkeit
  • Kontakt- und Kommunikationsfreude
  • Teamfähigkeit
  • Flexibilität
  • Fremdsprachenkenntnisse wären von Vorteil
  • Bereitschaft, sich in Kenntnisse zur Sammlung einarbeiten zu lassen

Wir bieten Ihnen ein abwechslungsreiches Tätigkeitsfeld und die im öffentlichen Dienst üblichen Sozialleistungen wie z.B. Zusatzversorgung aus der ZVK. Das Angestelltenverhältnis richtet sich nach der Arbeitsvertragsordnung der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart (AVO-DRS), vergleichbar dem Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes der Länder (TV-L). Die Eingruppierung erfolgt in Entgeltgruppe 2.

Die Identifikation mit der katholischen Kirche und die Zugehörigkeit zu einer Kirche der christlichen Kirchen (ACK) setzen wir voraus.

Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte per Mail/per Post bis zum 31.10.2023 an das Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg, Karmeliterstraße 9, 72108 Rottenburg. Ihre Ansprechpartnerin ist Frau Dr. Melanie Prange, Telefon 07472/ 922-181, E-Mail Für Fragen zum Arbeitsrecht steht Ihnen Frau Birgit Saile-Leins, Telefon 07472/169-650, E-Mail  zur Verfügung.

Catholic Day 2022

Catholic Day 2022

The team of the Diocesan Museum looks back on an eventful, interesting and colourful Katholikentag. The museum was able to organise a total of two exhibitions and eight cultural events, and was also represented with its own stand in the Stadtgarten. The response was positive throughout! The vernissage in St. Mary’s, where the winners of the art competition “Vulnerable” were honoured by Bishop Fürst, the photo exhibition “Next door” in St. Agnes as well as the diverse artistic and musical offerings in the city met with great interest. The events stimulated exchange and reflection, but also invited people to celebrate and marvel. We would like to thank all the cooperation partners and the numerous artists for their commitment and good cooperation, which also made the Katholikentag a success for art and culture!

Vulnerable - danced, improvised

Finissage of the exhibition "Vulnerable" in St. Maria, Stuttgart

The Stuttgart part of the exhibition “Vulnerable” will end on 24 July 2022 “danced, imprivatised”. The internationally renowned choreographer, dancer and dance educator Yahi Nestor Gahe will interpret the Vulnerable in a dance improvisation. He will be accompanied by the Rottenburg Cathedral organist Ruben J. Sturm with improvisations on the organ. This will be a dignified and artistically demanding end to the extraordinary exhibition in St. Maria.

Music: Prof. Ruben J. Sturm (Cathedral organist / Professor for organ literature playing and organ improvisation; Rottenburg).

Dance: Yahi Nestor Gahe (choreographer / dancer / dance teacher; Stuttgart)

Admission for young people aged 12 and over is €5, adults pay €10.

The Easter Nest – The Bunny a Cunning Egg Thief?

Where does it come from that the Christian Easter is combined with colourful chicken eggs and bunnies? We go in search of clues from BUNNY to BUNNY at Kruzifix! Facts and facets.