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Missionsmuseum der Erzabtei St. Ottilien
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The Museum

Im November 1887 brachen die ersten Missionare der noch jungen Klostergemeinschaft der Benediktiner von St. Ottilien nach Ostafrika auf. Sie schickten Gegenstände aus ihrem dortigen Lebensumfeld ins Heimatkloster zurück, um die nachrückenden Missionare mit Lebensweise und kulturellen Gegebenheiten der einheimischen Bevölkerung vertraut zu machen.

Die Sammlung zeigt auf 650 qm in zwei Stockwerken eine Vielzahl dieser Gegenstände aus Ostafrika, Südafrika und Korea in historischen Vitrinen.

Die Tierwelt Ostafrikas ist in drei großen Dioramen, Vogel- und Schmetterlingsvitrinen repräsentiert.
Den größten Teil der Ausstellung nehmen Alltagsgegenstände, Schmuck und Kleidung, Waffen, Masken, Figuren und Musikinstrumente sowie bemerkenswerte Kunstwerke der einheimischen Bevölkerungsgruppen ein.
Ausgewählte Erinnerungsstücke zur Geschichte der Ottilianer Mission ergänzen die Sammlung.

Eine Einzelvitrine widmet sich in einer kleinen Sonderausstellung mehrmals jährlich wechselnden Themen. In regelmäßigen Abständen wird ein Ausstellungsobjekt mit einer Texttafel vertieft vorgestellt.

Daneben bietet ein Jahresprogramm Themenführungen, Bastelnachmittage, Märchenstunden, Trommelworkshop usw. für Kinder und Erwachsene.

Focal points

Art , Arts and Crafts, Folklore , History, Nature , Animals , Interesting for children, Natural history museum , Musical instruments , Handcraft


Erzabtei 1
86941 St. Ottilien
+49 8193 710

Opening hours

tägl. 10.00-17.00


Der Eintritt ist frei, wir erbitten eine Spende zum Unterhalt des Museums.

Guided tours

Einstündige kostenlose Themenführungen immer am 1. Sonntag des Monats um 14:00.Weitere Führungen auf Anfrage; Preise und Konditionen entnehmen Sie bitte unserer Webseite.


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