Small folk. Abundant culture.

Impressive history and lively present with colourful, abundant culture and wonderful customs – that’s what Sorbs are known for. Get to know this folk with their plenty traditions – right here at Sorbisches Museum Bautzen. Fascinating exhibitions for the whole family will give you an understanding of trade and traditional costumes, music and religious faith as well as settlement history and contemporary art of the Sorbian folk.

„Witajce wutrobnje“ – Welcome to the world of the Sorbs.


Five centuries. The Sorbs and the reformation

This exhibition will be held within the context oft he sponsorship project „Faces of Reformation in Upper Lusatia, Bohemia and Silesia“ and shows the influence, that the reformational movement hat among the autochthone slavic people in Germany – the Sorbs (lusatian Wends.)

 The developement oft he written culture as well as many other cultural achievements, ca be attributed tot he reformational movement, A catalogue produced by the Domowina publishing completes the exhibition throughout the centuries, that will be shown in the Sorbian museum on the Ortenburg-castle and partly in the Church of St. Michael nearby.

The centre of this exhibtion ist Luther’s deman for God’s word in a mans native languageand is meaning until present. As the representative oft he sorbian reformation the priest Wenzel Warich from Göda will be portrayed, who fort he first time translated the catechism of Luther into the upper sorbian language. Lusatia is known for ist various religious movements, in whcih the Sorbs had a special role. The Moravian church for example seht out ist members on missionary actions worlwide. 


Serbske cyrkwje mjez Lubijom a Luborazom/Serbske cerkwje mjazy Lubijom a Luborazom

[Sorbian/Wendish churches from Löbau to Lieberose]

May the 7nth 2017 – August the27nth 2017 · Michałska cyrkej, Budyšin / Michaeliskirche, Bautzen (St. Michaels Church, Bautzen)

In the month of May in addition to our current special exhibition about 500 years of reformational effictiveness upon the sorbian/wendish population, a further exhibition about wendish churches (or sites of former churches) gets opened at St. Michael in Bautzen. The latter is itself a central place fort he lutheranian sorbian history.

As a part oft he exhibition „500 years. The Sorbs and the reformation“ this exhibition focuses on the sorbian church buildings and their historical background. The majority of the presented churches is situated in Lower Lusatia and Lower Eastern Lusatia. Depending on the location of a respective church the informational texts are given in lower lusatian sorbian or in upper lusatian sorbian accompanying the respective german info-text.  

Author of the exhibited current photographs of the buildings is Jürgen Matschie from Bautzen. Regarding this exhibition, gives you an idea about how widespreat the expansion of the sorbian/wendish culture once used to be. Naturally sorbian/wendish churches functioned as the centre of sorbian life in a settlement.

The exhibition consists of 14 roll-ups and will be shown from May the 7nth 2017 until August the 27nth inside St. Michaels Church in Bautzen. Afterwards it is meant to travel.