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 series of events invites you to an after-work event at the Diözesanmuseum on two evenings in spring and autumn. The AbendOasen combine everyday experience, art experience and a spiritual impulse – all in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the art of the Diözesanmuseum, each evening also focuses on a modern work. In this way, the first evening hour gains a special quality.

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

Organiser: Federica Viviani (Diocesan Museum)

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

Cheek by jowl!

New perspectives on old art

At first glance, the Christian saints and the scientific models of order seem to be opposites. But this year we hope to find something that connects the two different worlds of imagination. In addition to lectures on the Legenda Aurea, the most influential religious book of the European Middle Ages, and on images of the Virgin Mary, two lectures will examine the relationship between theology and natural science using selected examples from history and the Baroque period. Another lecture will be devoted to the Baroque and its ambivalence between festivity and memento mori. A look at the Christian theology of grace and the question of how Christian hope can be made fruitful today round off the annual programme.

All lectures 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

People see works of art differently when they listen to music at the same time. We would like to invite you again this year to listen to small and large concerts with different ensembles and solo artists in the appealing rooms of the Diözesanmuseum and at the same time to experience the works of the collection in a new way.

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 is 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.

All lectures with advance booking. 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

Why does one of the Magi have black skin? Why do men wear tights in medieval paintings? Why did Francis of Assisi talk to animals? This year we will travel into the exciting world of the Middle Ages, make a new piece of clothing out of an old T-shirt and work with stamps in the run-up to Christmas. 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 KunstGasse. Here you can be creative, paint, craft and design!

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

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

Special events

There are no special events in the programme at the moment.

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.