Museen und Ausstellungen

Besuchte Dauer- und Sonderausstellungen sowie Veranstaltungen zu den ethnografischen Themen.

Fascinating exhibitions in stylishly arranged interiors of castles, palaces, and museums not only present collections but also provide valuable information through careful descriptions of exhibits, which are sometimes difficult to find elsewhere. If allowed, I photograph some of the exhibited objects, including information boards that I found particularly interesting.

However, publishing photos – for example, on the Internet – usually requires additional consent, which is sometimes not easy to obtain. The laws differ depending on the country, the nature of the exhibition object, the status of the exhibition organizer, and sometimes even take into account the position of the owner of individual exhibits. For these reasons – with few exceptions, where I have received such consent – I do not publish interior photos taken by me, but only use the information contained in them when writing articles. The following list of selected museums and exhibitions is such a database and an encouragement to undertake your own research expeditions.

Piotr Jeznak


  • Burg Forchtenstein: Kunstwerke und Militärtradition
  • Schloss Lackenbach: Jagdausstellung
  • Burg Lockenhaus: Bell tower, upper courtyard, donjon, armory, ballroom, knight’s hall; „The Blood Countess“ Elizabeth Bathory; permanent exhibition about bats; History of the Templars
  • Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt: Castle chambers, wine museum and thematic exhibitions: Joseph Haydn; Melinda Esterházy


  • House of the region in Wolfsberg (Haus der Region in Wolfsberg)
  • Landhaus Klagenfurt: interiors

Lower Austria

  • Amethystwelt Maissau
  • Burgruine Kirchschlag
  • Empire of Glass & Glasmuseum („Die gläserne Burg“)
  • Burgruine Falkenstein: The fate of the Austrian Anabaptist community
  • Gut Guntrams: A garden of crystals and fossils
  • Jugendburg Streitwiesen: private tour
  • Kaiserhaus Baden:
    • Mythos Ludwig Van (9.11.2019 – 2.05.2021)
  • Burgruine Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt: small exhibition about the reconstructions works
  • Burg Kollmitz: The courtyard and the castle tower
  • Krahuletz-Museum Eggenburg: Clocks in the collection of Ferdinand Stangler; applied folk art; archaeological collections; fossils, minerals and rocks
  • MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach
    • 40.000 BC: Mammutjäger, Kelten und Co. (6 – 7.05.2023): An event dedicated to everyday life in the era of mammoth hunters, Celts, Romans, Huns and Germans
    • Maya (21.03 – 21. 11.2021): Past and present Mayan history
  • Museum Carnuntinum: The history of Carnuntum, a legionary camp and later also a civilian town
  • Schloss Neugebäude: interiors
  • Museumsdorf Niedersulz: Earth building techniques; The Anabaptists (religious movement); From manorial rule to modern agricultural policy; magnificent collars for the carriages
  • Open-air museum of the Germanic farmstead in Elsarn (Freilichtmuseum Elsarn Germanisches Gehöft)
  • Schloss Orth: Information center of the Danube-Auen National Park; Exhibition on 38 species of bats
  • Burg Plankenstein: Visiting the castle rooms with a guide
  • Schloss Pöggstall
    • 60 Jahre NÖ Zivilschutzverband (2021 i 2022)
  • Prehistoric Museum Nußdorf (Urzeitmuseum in Nußdorf ob der Traisen)
  • Roman city of Carnuntum – Roman quarter (Römerstadt Carnuntum – Römisches Stadtviertel)
  • Schallaburg
    • Sehnsucht ferne. Aufbruch in neue Welten (20.03. – 07.11.2021)
    • Reiternomaden in Europa (9.04. – 6.11.2022): Equestrian nomads in Europe
  • Schloss Hof: Representative Chambers
    • Sisi – Mensch & Majestät (6.5. – 26.10.2021)
  • Schloss Traismauer: Samlung der Wiener Internationalen Operettengesellschaft; Trausmauer Krippenspiel
    • Traismauer Schätze (15.05 – 31-10-2022)
  • Schloss Waldreichs: Falconry and Birds of Prey Center
  • Wienerwaldmuseum Eichgraben: Geology, archaeology, folklore and handicrafts
  • World of Tin Figures in Katzelsdorf (Zinnfigurenwelt Katzelsdorf): Large dioramas and historical tin figures

Salzburg (state)

  • Hangar-7 in Salzburg: Aviation Museum; collection of Formula One racing cars
  • Keltenmuseum Hallein: Kunst und Kultur der Kelten; Urgeschichte Salzburgs; Geschichte des Salzbergbaus in Hallein


  • Albertina:
    • Claude Monet (2018 – 6.01.2019)
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
  • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
    • Globe and Esperanto Museum
    • Papyrus Museum
    • Prunksaal
      • Fischer von Erlach and The State Hall of the Emperor. 300 years of baroque glory (Fischer von Erlach und der Prunksaal des Kaisers. 300 Jaher Barocke Pracht (12.01 – 5.03.2023)
  • Haus des Meeres: A zoo in a former World War II anti-aircraft tower, consisting mainly of marine aquariums and terrariums
  • Heeresgeschichtliche Museum – Militärhistorische Institut
  • Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
  • Schönbrunn Palace: Palace interiors and park
  • Technisches Museum Wien: Oil production in Galicia; heavy industry
  • Time Travel Vienna: Multimedia presentation of the history of Vienna
  • Vienna Museum
    • Römermuseum
    • Uhrenmuseum
  • Wiener Rathaus: Meeting rooms, ballroom
  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn: Night tour with night vision goggles


  • BMW Museum in München


  • Schloss Hohenschwangau
  • Museum der bayerischen Könige
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein


  • Jehovas Zeugen | Zweigbüro Zentraleuropa, Selters: offices and printing works


  • Gutenberg Museum in Mainz


  • Sorbisches Museum in Bautzen


  • Residenzschloss Dresden: copper engraving cabinet, coin cabinet and armory
  • Dresdner Zwinger: Old Masters Picture Gallery, mathematical-physical salon, porcelain collection, sculpture collection up to 1800

Friuli Venezia Giulia

  • Miramare Castle (Castello di Miramare): Permanent exhibition of the castle
  • Savorgnan Castle in Artegna (Castello Savorgnan di Artegna): Exhibition of finds of Lombard material culture

Istria county

  • The Roman Amphitheater Pula (Amfiteatar u Puli): Exhibition in the underground part of the object
  • Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria in Pula (Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre)

Šibenik-Knin County

  • Archaeological park Bribirska glavica
  • Krka National Park
    • Industrial Architecture on the Krka River (Industrijska arhitektura na rijeci Krki)

Split-Dalmatia County

  • Fortress of Klis (Tvrđava Klis): A permanent exhibition on the history of the castle and the region
  • Kaštel Štafilić: Presentation by the guide of a thousand and five hundred year old olive tree
  • Kaštel Stari: Tour of the historic part of the city with a guide
  • Olive Museum Klis (Muzej maslina Klis)


  • Ethnographic museum in Pag (Etno muzej u Pagu)
  • Olive Gardens of Lun (Vrtovi lunjskih maslina)

Lesser Poland Voivodeship

  • Ojcow Castle (Zamek w Ojcowie): Castle courtyard
  • Tatra-Museum (Muzeum Tatrzańskie im. Dra Tytusa Chałubińskiego w Zakopanem): geology, traditional crafts
    • Giewont – Kolekcja niezwyczajna. Obrazy ze zbiorów Elżbiety i Andrzeja Kubasiewiczów – Galeria Sztuki w willi Oksza (18.10.2019 – 23.02.2020)

Lower Silesian Voivodeship

  • Bolkow Castle (Zamek Bolków): Castle courtyard
  • Srebrnogórska Fortress (Twierdza Srebrna Góra): Guided tour

Lubusz Voivodeship

  • The Palm House in Zielona Góra (Palmiarnia w Zielonej Górze)

Masovian Voivodeship

  • Czersk Castle (Zamek książąt mazowieckich w Czersku): Castle courtyard and former residential tower (gatehouse)


  • Museum of Sport and Tourism (Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki w Warszawie)
  • Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie)

Silesian Voivodeship

  • Bison farm in Pszczyna (Pokazowa Zagroda Żubrów w Pszczynie)
  • Brewery Museum Zywiec (Muzeum Browaru Żywiec)
  • Książ Castle (Zamek Książ): An exhibition about the history of the castle and the life of Daisy, Princess of Pless

Subcarpathian Voivodeship

  • Bieszczady National Park Museum (Muzeum Bieszczadzkiego Parku Narodowego w Ustrzykach Dolnych): biology and systematics of the animal world; paleontology; geomorphology, hydrology, climate and soils of the Bieszczady Mountains; as well as flora, plant communities and fauna of the region; the nature of the foothills, the mid-mountain range and the mountain pastures
  • Casimir Castle in Przemyśl (Zamek Kazimierzowski w Przemyślu): castle rooms
    • 150 Years Dramatic Society A. Fredro „Fredreum“ in Przemysl
  • Krasiczyn Castle (Zamek w Krasiczynie): Guided tour
  • Łańcut Castle (Zamek w Łańcucie): Storczykarnia
  • Open-air museum of Lemko culture in Zyndranowa – Museum of Lemko culture (Skansen Kultury Łemkowskiej w Zyndranowej – Muzeum Kultury Łemkowskiej)
  •  Trencin Castle (Trenčiansky hrad): pavilion with historical exhibition devoted to painting, defense art and production of fabrics and costumes; a chamber of torture; the tower, which today serves as a viewing platform
  • Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad): Underground interiors, courtyard and castle tower
  • Old Castle Celje (Celjski grad): Castle interiors and the tower

Central Bohemian Region

  • Mineral showroom in Kutná Hora, on Smíškova Street next to Barborska

Liberec Region

  • Hruby Rohozec Castle (Hrubý Rohozec): Palace garden

South Bohemian Region

  • The State Chateau of Hluboka (Zámek Hluboká nad Vltavou): Palace gardens

South Moravian Region

  • Bítov Castle (Státní hrad Bítov): Interior of the castle; Collection of prepared dogs by Georg Haas Freiherr von Hasenfels

Central Hungary

  • Marzipan Museum in Szentendre (Szamos Marcipán Múzeum Cukrászda)
  • Visegrád Castle (Visegrád)


  • Ethnographic Experience Centre in Urban Betyár restaurant: Relics of Hungarian heritage – furniture and folk costumes, traditional household equipment

Central Transdanubia

  • Bory Castle (Bory-vár): Castle interiors and works of art
  • Castle of Sümeg (Sümegi vár): Permanent exhibition, carriage house and armory
  • The fortress of Szigliget (Szigligeti Vár): Visiting secured ruins

Northern Great Plain

  • Hollókő: historical village of the Palóc people

Pest County

  • Royal Palace of Gödöllő (Gödöllői Királyi Kastély): Permanent exibitions (The Grassalkovich family era; The Royal Suites; The Queen Elizabeth Memorial Exhibition; Centuries, inhabitants, stories; Habsburg Gallery; The secret life of the castle (1950-1990)
    • Schönbrunn Kincsei Gödöllőn (8.09.2023 – 28.02.2024): Highlights of the Schönbrunn Collection

Western Transdanubia

  • Győr – Castle Dungeon, Stone Quarry (Várkazamata- Kőtár): A wide, underground tunnel about eighty meters long, with an exhibition of i.a. Tombstones from Roman times and the Middle Ages and about 100 bricks from the last 300 years
  • Taródi-vár: Castle interiors, antique furniture and tiled stoves. A castle built in the 20th century