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WELCOME TO PORZELLANIKON!


Porzellanikon is looking forward to your visit at our locations in Selb (Factory & Technology) and Hohenberg a.d. Eger (Villa & Collection). We are open Tuesday through Sunday and on holidays from 10 am - 5 pm for you.

We kindly ask you to take note of the following current information when visiting us:

A visit to the two museums is possible according to the current regulations without prior appointment and without time limit of a stay.
Wearing a medical mask ("surgical mask") and keeping the minimum distance of 1.5 meters are mandatory.
As of an incidence of 35, the 3G rule applies in principle. This means that all visitors to the museum must either be vaccinated,
recovered or currently tested and must provide proof of this. There are exceptions for children who have not yet started school.
School children are considered tested with regard to regular testing at school.

In the district of Wunsiedel, which includes the two Porzellanikon sites, the 3G regulation will apply from Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

For more information, click here.

We look forward to seeing you!

  • 11.07.2020 bis 03.10.2021 Porzellanikon SELB

  • 07.03.2020 BIS 09.01.2022 Porzellanikon Hohenberg

Events

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


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Stories from the exhibition with curator Thomas Miltschus

More entertaining stories from the exhibition can be found

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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

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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

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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

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Imagemotiv Porzellanikon Hohenberg und Selb. Tassensammlung mit Porzellanfigur von Josephine Baker und dem Erdbeerservice im Vordergrund. Rechte Seite Innenansicht eines Rundovens mit Brennkapseln im Hintergrund und ein Arbeiters beim Becherdrehen.

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

PORCELAIN PRODUCTION
IN HISTORICAL FACTORY BUILDINGS 

hourly demonstrations

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HANDS-ON
TEST - RESEARCH - TRY OUT

Around 20 stations to touch, discover and understand

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Programme

School & Education
Children / Youth
Families
Groups