We ask for your understanding that all events are announced subject to further developments in the course of the Corona pandemic.

AbendOasen on Monday

Afterwork. Spiritual. Artistic.

Our new series of events invites you to an after-work event at the Diocesan Museum on four evenings in spring and early summer. The Evening Oases combine everyday experience, art experience and a spiritual impulse – all in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the art of the Diocesan Museum, a modern work of art will also be the focus of the evening in each case. In this way, the first evening hour gains a special quality. The evening oases are musically framed by small music ensembles.

A warm invitation to all those who would like to end their day in a spiritual and artistic way or begin the evening in the museum.

Organisers: Dr. Daniela Blum (Diocesan Museum Rottenburg), Ulrike Mayer-Klaus (Episcopal Ordinariate, training for pastoral vocations).

All events with advance booking. Duration approx. 45 minutes. Free admission.

Cheek by jowl!

New perspectives on old art

History and art will be equally in focus this year. On the occasion of the German-Jewish Year 2021, we will go back to the beginnings of Jewish culture in today’s Germany. We will get to know the city of Rottenburg in its significance as an episcopal see, as it found its origins 200 years ago.

Accompanying this, the collection of the Diocesan Museum invites us on a tour through the art of past epochs: depictions of crucifixes, precious textiles and the visualisation of masculinity span the arc from the Middle Ages to modern times. At the same time, we open our eyes to a fascinating and often forgotten genre of art: reliquaries and reliquary jars. Having existed for centuries, they will be given a modern reinterpretation by mixed media artist Harald Fuchs as part of the special exhibition “Materials Reloaded” (October to December 2021).

All lectures and guided tours with advance booking. Duration approx. 60 minutes, admission 5,- € per person (children up to 12 years free).

Art and music

Feeling images, seeing words, hearing feelings

In 2021, the “Art and Music” event series of the Diocesan Museum Rottenburg again invites you to experience it individually. We open the year with a musical journey through the world of emotions and immerse ourselves in the lives of great composers. Evening concerts lure us into the lightness of summer and invite us to dream. We conclude the end of the year with a festive Advent concert amidst the art of the Diocesan Museum – a contemplative pause with Handel, Mendelsson Bartholdy and Mozart.

Image and message

Art Talks for Women

The series of events for women is intended to enable participants to open up works of art in conversation. Above all, there will be room for exchange in the discussion. In an open discussion, we will find a very individual approach to individual works of art.

Speaker: Judith Welsch-Körntgen (art teacher / theologian, Stuttgart)

Sacred art up close!

Attic Finds and Church Treasures of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Art and architecture are constant witnesses of Christian life. They reflect the religious life of past centuries, preserve long-forgotten traditions and shape the cultural diversity of our present. On the way to modernity, knowledge of the significance of individual pieces is often lost. The specialist office for art inventory of the Diocese of Rottenburg- Stuttgart would like to preserve this unique asset for future generations; to create an awareness of the old and the new through detailed documentation and advice on dealing with art and cultural assets. Our series of events tells of attic finds and church treasures that accompany our daily work.

This year, the Art Inventory Unit invites you to a wide-ranging programme at the Diocesan Museum: relic gardens, modern sacred spaces, art copying and fantastic animal creatures are the focus in 2021. More topical than ever, the question of how to deal with ecclesiastical art heritage will be at the forefront, an important subject area and not least the basis of our daily work.

All lectures with pre-registration. Duration approx. 60 minutes, admission 5,- € per person (children up to 12 years free).

Museum right here, right now

Museum education and art education in the Diocesan Museum

Who was Francis of Assisi? What does a museum do? And what do chicken eggs have to do with painting? This year we will travel into the exciting world of the Middle Ages, explore art and history and learn about the tasks of a museum in a variety of ways. There will be plenty of room for questions, big and small ideas – and many an “Aha! You can create your own work of art in our new KunstGasse. From now on you can be creative, paint, do handicrafts and design your own works of art!

We look forward to a curious and colourful year with you!

Duration approx. 45 minutes, admission € 3.50 or € 5.- per person (children up to 12 years free).

Special events

Dienstag, 29. Juni, 18 Uhr
Finissage / Johann-Baptist-Hirscherhaus, Rottenburg

Sonntag, 4. Juli, 15 Uhr
Finissage / Diocesan Museum Rottenburg

Guided tours

Dates for public tours can be found in our current schedule.

Registration: currently required
Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Admission fees: Children up to 12 years free, adults 5,- Euro per person
Reductions: Pupils, students and senior citizens 3.50 euros per person
Meeting point: Foyer of the Diocesan Museum

Guided tours for groups are available on request at the Diocesan Museum.

Prices: 35,- EUR group flat rate plus 3,- EUR admission per person (children up to 12 years free).

In regular museum operation, 25 persons per guided tour are possible. Please plan two guided tours for larger groups.

Please note: Depending on the respective Corona requirements, the permissible group sizes may be reduced at short notice.

Children and young people / day care centre and school

Guided tours and (art) workshops with different focuses for children and young people are held regularly.

You are also welcome to book individual events, for example on the following topics:

  • Masterpieces in the Diocesan Museum – Paintings and Sculptures in the Permanent Exhibition
  • Art & Church Year – Easter and Christmas put into pictures
  • All that is holy – Of holy men and women
  • Arts & Crafts in the Middle Ages (with and without art workshop) – Artists, painting and painting techniques
  • Animals in the Museum
  • What does a museum actually do?

Content, duration and group sizes are designed to be age-appropriate and interactive. We are happy to accommodate your wishes.

For teachers, we offer a free introduction to our collection and possible teaching formats on request.


Guided tours: 25,- € group flat rate, free admission for children and young people up to 18 years. Accompanying persons 3,- € admission per person
Art workshops: 35,- € group flat rate, free admission for children and young people up to 18 years, plus 3,50- € material fee per person.

Digital offerings

In the wake of the ongoing lockdown, many of the Diocesan Museum’s lectures and tours cannot currently take place as face-to-face events. Therefore, the museum is offering online formats.