© Augustinermuseum – Städtische Museen Freiburg,  Hans Baldung Grieb, Amor mit flammenden Pfeil, um 1530, UV-Fluoreszenzuntersuchung

Secrets of the Pictures. The paintings of Hans Baldung Grien

Augustinermuseum | 30th November 2019 to 19th April 2020

 © Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle - Städtische Museen Freiburg

The Roman Legionary

Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle | 24/10/2019 – 29/11/2020

© Archäologisches Landesmuseum BW Konstanz, Foto: M. Schreiner / Landesamt für Denkmalpflege im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Foto: B. Wiesenfahrt

freiburg.archeology – 900 Years of Life in the City

Augustinermuseum | 23/11/2019 – 04/10/2020

Max Beckmann, Selbstbildnis mit steifem Hut, 1921 ©  VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Sammlung Classen, Foto: Grisebach GmbH

Max Beckmann. The Classen Collection

Augustinermuseum – Haus der Graphischen Sammlung | 26/10/2019 – 16/02/2020

Gemälde von Hermann Scherer
Hermann Scherer, Berglandschaft Sertigtal-Davos, um 1923/24 © Galerie Iris Wazzau, Foto: Jakob Jägli

Expressionist Scherer

Museum für Neue Kunst | 28/09/2019 – 15/03/2020

Tuschezeichnung von Julius Bissier
Drone picture from the Vaka in the lagoon in Marshall Islands (Enewetak) © Foto: Okeanos Foundation for the Sea, Dena Seidel und Steven Holloway

The South Seas – Dream and Reality

Museum Natur und Mensch | 08/06/2019 – 02/02/2020

Heike Gohres: Das. Das war es. Jetzt hat es begonnen… , 2018 (Einzelbild)

Tales & Identities

Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle | 27/09/2018 – 01/12/2019



Secrets of the Pictures. The paintings of Hans Baldung Grien

30th November 2019 to 19th April 2020

Hans Baldung Grien (1484/85–1545) was one of the most outstanding artists of the Renaissance. The high altarpiece of Freiburg Minster is among his main works; the Augustinermuseum houses further important works. The originals will be going on tour in the major regional exhibition “Hans Baldung Grien. Sacred | Profane”: from 30th November to 8th March they can be seen in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, whilst the Augustinermuseum will be allowing us a glance behind the scenes with a cabinet exhibition that reveals the secrets of the pictures. In partnership with the Stuttgart Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (State Academy of Art & Design), the works have been examined in advance using art technology methods. What do we know about the arrow-swinging “Amor” or the “Mary with the Sleeping Child”, her eyes filled with foreboding? Which materials and techniques did Baldung use? And how do state-of-the-art analysis techniques work? Visitors are invited to search for clues.


The Roman Legionary

24/10/2019 – 29/11/2020

For 200 years, Roman legionaries shaped life on the Upper Rhine. Their main task was to safeguard the borders of the Empire. Yet what did the soldiers do in times when there was no war? The young men came from all parts of the Roman Empire that extended in its heyday from Egypt to Britain. With their diverse skills and expertise they brought innovations in technology, education and religion, whose influence has persisted up the present day.


freiburg.archeology – 900 Years of Life in the City

23/11/2019 – 04/10/2020

History holds many puzzles. What do we actually know about Freiburg’s past? Who founded the city and who lived here? What kind of jobs did they have? And what did they do in their free time? Were the famous Bächle always a popular place for children to play? Or what were they originally used for?


Max Beckmann. The Classen Collection

26/10/2019 – 16/02/2020

by Museum für Neue Kunst


Expressionist Scherer

28/09/2019 – 15/03/2020

Nudes en plein air, a rugged mountain world, portraits of friends or literary characters, such as Dostoevsky’s famous Raskolnikov: in his all-too brief life, Hermann Scherer (1893–1927) accomplished a great deal and created an impressive oeuvre. Today, the Baden native is considered one of the most important expressionists in Switzerland.


The South Seas – Dream and Reality

08/06/2019 – 02/02/2020

Sunshine, palm-fringed beaches and azure-blue sea: the travel reports of famous explorers and the portraits of artists still convey the image of the South Sea as a paradise on earth. … More …


Tales & Identities

27/09/2018 – 01/12/2019

The exhibition "Tales & Identities" has been especially conceived for children. With the aid of stories it breathes life into the world of Celts and Romans. … More …



freiburg.archäologie – Life before the founding of the city

28/05/2020 – 11/04/2021

People settled in the region even before the town was founded. The Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle is dedicated to their stories and the relationship of the city to its surrounding regions.


freiburg.archeology – 200 Years of Research in the City

14/12/2019 – 04/10/2020

Whether it’s when constructing roads or houses, or renovating existing buildings: fragmentary traces of the past are unearthed wherever digging takes place or walls are encroached upon. For around 200 years, these traces have been professionally examined, safeguarded and analysed. The exhibition in the Museum für Stadtgeschichte reveals the state-of-the art techniques that archaeologists use today and the methods deployed in earlier times.

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