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We are closed!

Due to the general decree of the Prime Ministers of the Federal Republic of Germany to contain the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, the Porzellanikon
will be closed for general visitor traffic at its two locations in Hohenberg a.d.Eger and Selb until further notice.
Unfortunately, guided tours and events cannot take place during this period. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Stay healthy!

  • 11.07.2020 bis 03.10.2021 Porzellanikon SELB

  • 07.03.2020 BIS 09.01.2022 Porzellanikon Hohenberg

Movie time

During the closure of the museum due to the Corona crisis, we shot short films in the exhibition, depot and library. Since some of our visitors expressed themselves positively about it, we simply continued filming.

Stories from the museum’s collection storage with chief curator Petra Werner

There is not a single piece of porcelain from the 280,000 objects in the collection that Petra Werner does not know anything about!
She has selected a small selection of special exhibits and informs about exciting details in short stories.

You will find more entertaining stories from the collection storage


Stories from the exhibition with curator Thomas Miltschus

More entertaining stories from the exhibition can be found


Stories from the exhibition with chief curator Wolfgang Schilling

In the exhibition "On the life and work of porcelain makers in Europe", everything revolves around the people in the factories. How long were the working hours? What did the workers earn? What illnesses did they have to deal with. What role did factory owners play? Wolfgang Schilling answers these and other questions.

More entertaining stories from the exhibition can be found


A tour of the library with the librarian and archivist Dr. Rüdiger Barth and Dr. Bernd von Chiari

Any comprehensive study of the subject of "porcelain" also requires a corresponding theoretical background knowledge. This is provided by our library with more than 23,000 titles on various porcelain topics such as art, economy and history. This makes it the largest porcelain library in Germany. The librarian and archivist Dr. Rüdiger Barth reports on the history, structure and contents of this important institution.

More about our library can be found


Explore Museum Education from home

On the air: Christoph Uhlig and Regine Leineweber. Listen, learn and marvel with us at porcelain objects from the 3D printer or freshly casted hieroglyphics with a little translation assistance.
The videos are in German, but also easy to understand by watching. Enjoy!

You can find more videos


Experience the museum live

Visit Porzellanikon at its two locations - Hohenberg an der Eger and Selb. In an ideal way, they embody the tradition of the porcelain industry in what is still the most important porcelain region in Europe today - in North-Eastern Bavaria. For a visit with children, we recommend the Porzellanikon in Selb (Factory & Technology). For porcelain lovers, we recommend the Porzellanikon in Hohenberg (Villa & Collection). There you will experience the beauty and diversity of 300 years of European porcelain culture.

Demonstrations & Activities


hourly demonstrations



Around 20 stations to touch, discover and understand



School & Education
Children / Youth


Our museum restaurant is open for you on the terrace as well as inside. Please note the pre-booking by phone +49 9287 998959, which can also be made shortly before your visit to the restaurant.