„Witajće k nam – Welcome!”,
this is how we greet our guests in the middle of the picturesque old town of Budyšin – Bautzen. The area of the Ortenburg high above the Spree was once the tribal castle of the slavic tribe Milzener. Today the capital of Upper Lusatia is the cultural center of the Sorbs.
Take the opportunity and get to know the history and culture of the slavic minority who have lived here for more than a thousand years. From traditional costumes and customs to modern art and music, the exhibitions and events offer something for everyone.
We recommend our audio guide for adults and the entertaining video guide for children.
The Sorbian museum is sponsored by the foundation for the Sorbian people (Stiftung für das sorbische Volk), which annually grant benefits because of tax money based on the financial household decided by deputies of the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state parliament of Brandenburg (Landtag Brandenburg) and the state parliament of Saxony (Landtag Sachsen). The museum is also supported by the administrative district Bautzen (Landkreis Bautzen) and the cultural area Upper Lusatia-Lower Silesia (Kulturraum Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien). The Sorbian museum is an institution of the administrative district Bautzen.
At this spot you can see the recent quaternal event-flyer as pdf. file.
Sorbian Easter – Jutry w Serbach
21 March – 23 August 2020
The Sorbian Lusatia is well-known for its rich traditions at Easter time. Come and find out how our region had celebrated Easter in the old days and see how it is celebrated nowadays. As “special treat”, we present to you the art works of Mario Oschika this year. Finally, enjoy the collections of the winners of the competition for the most beautiful Sorbian Easter egg as usual. Last but not least, we would like to remind you of our activities for families that you can experience with all your senses. Children are very welcome to find out about more!
Workshops 21 March – 5 April 2020, from 1 to 5 pm
At the weekends from 21st of March until the 5th of April, you always have the opportunity to take part at our workshops “Decorating a Sorbian Easter egg”. Professionals will help you to learn the different techniques of waxing and embossing. Costs for adults: 6, 00€, costs for children: 3, 50€ each participant gets one Easter egg for decoration. Another egg costs 0, 50€ Please book in advance!
“Schauwerkstatt” (“The Making of”) and selling of Sorbian Easter eggs 10 April – 13 April 2020, from 10 am to 6 pm
Folk-artists show the variety of decorating Easter eggs from Good Friday until Easter Monday in the Sorbian Museum. You can buy their creations, varying from embossing, waxing, and scratching to etching.
Easter program in the historical festival room of the Sorbian museum on 11 April 2020 at 3 pm
To welcome the spring this year, enjoy watching dance and listening to music at the Sorbian museum on Holy Saturday. It will be performed by “Sorbische Volkstanzgruppe Schmerlitz e.V.”.
Now the audio tour for adults and also the animated children’s tour can be used freely using QR codes and a private mobile device. A link to the museum page opens by scanning or photographing the codes and the respective stations are explained. The audio guide is available in the following seven languages: German, English, […]
Figures of girls from the four Sorbian costume areas pose in front of the house model of the Sorbian Museum. Gotthard Steglich from Steina designed these wooden figures based on the model of the flower girls from the Ore Mountains. In the near future the friends want to take a look at different things in […]