Invitation to the vernissage

A warm invitation to the vernissage of the exhibition “Materials Reloaded” by Harald Fuchs!

Christof L. Diedrichs: Relics – a cultural-historical approach
Dieter Luz: Harald Fuchs – friend and companion

This evening introduces the double exhibition “Materials Reloaded” in the Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg and in the Zehntscheuer Rottenburg. The event begins in the Diözesanmuseum, later the Zehntscheuer will also be open. The artist will be present. Registration is required, preferably right here below.

Finissage | »To Know A Form, You Have To Work It«

Artist: Frederick D. Bunsen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker, Chair of Cultural Theory and Management, Witten/Herdecke University.

You can watch a recording of the online finissage here directly on our site or on the Youtube channel of the Diocesan Museum Rottenburg.

Treasures from the Sülchen Church - video series

In the video series „Treasures from the Sülchen Church“, theologian and archaeologist Matthias Raidt takes visitors on impressive journeys into the Middle Ages and presents excavation finds from the area of the Sülchen church near Rottenburg, a unique place in southern Germany that has been used continuously as a burial site since the 6th century.

Look forward to exciting discoveries and stories!

Song Recital - Livestream

"The Soul's Long Journey"

Life tells the most diverse stories. However, the feeling of happiness, love, pain and suffering is common to all. As a listener, consider the lyrical I in songs by Schubert, Schumann, Mahler and others, and accompany it through different life situations, culminating in the God-given arrival in the “Saviour’s dwelling place”, paradise.

Musical arrangement:
Andreas Großberger, tenor
Jens Wollenschläger, piano

Duration: approx. 45 minutes

Registration is not necessary.

You can find the link to the livestream directly on the Youtube channel of the Diocesan Museum.

Andreas Großberger, Tenor

Prof. Jens Wollenschläger, piano

St. Meinrad and the Meinrad Trail

Meinrad was born shortly before 800 in Sülchgau near Rottenburg. His parents sent him to the then famous monastery school on the island of Reichenau for education, where he later became a priest and monk. Abbot Erlebald sent the exemplary monk as a teacher to a small monastery on Lake Zurich. But Meinrad felt a great longing for a life of solitude. He moved as a hermit to the southern shore of the lake and around 835 finally to the “Dark Forest”, where he lived for 26 years. Meinrad cultivated an intense life of prayer, was hospitable and gave gifts to the poor who visited him. On 21 January 861, two robbers visited the hermit. Meinrad hospitably entertained them both, but he was slain by them out of greed. Meinrad’s body was taken to the Reichenau and buried there. His relics returned to Einsiedeln for the consecration of the second monastery church in 1039.

In May 2019, Bishop Dr Gebhard Fürst opened a new bicycle pilgrimage route in Rottenburg called the “Meinradweg”. It begins at the Sülchenkirche, the baptismal church of St Meinrad, leads via the Archabbey of Beuron to the World Heritage Site of Reichenau Island and from there via the Benedictine Monastery of Fischingen to the largest place of pilgrimage in Switzerland, the Monastery of Einsiedeln. The approximately 275 kilometres of the Meinrad Trail can be mastered in four daily stages. St. Meinrad is considered the “martyr of hospitality”. So the Meinradweg with its monasteries and cycle path churches invites you to experience hospitality. More information is available at

At the opening ceremony of the Meinradweg, Bishop Dr Gebhard Fürst also unveiled a statue of the saint at the Sülchenkirche. The statue was sculpted by Ralf Ehmann from Untersberg marble from the Salzburg area. For some years now, there has also been a relic of St Meinrad in the Sülchenkirche, which was given by the Einsiedeln monastery.