Cultural Splint #41

In many places the autumn holidays have already begun, the museums and cultural institutions are prepared for them and offer exciting exhibitions and activities for young and old interested in culture. A selection of these is presented in our cultural splint.

“ORF Long Night of Museums” throughout Austria

For the 19th time, the “ORF Long Night of Museums” will take place on Saturday, 6 October. This year, around 700 museums and galleries throughout Austria will open their doors to all night owls interested in culture from 6 pm to 1 am.
with only one ticket visitors can visit all their personal highlights from the varied offer. Many exciting events as well as special exhibitions and varied exhibitions are offered to them by the participating houses. The cultural event initiated by the ORF will be equally enjoyed by renowned cultural institutions and new locations. All small, curious, big, new events are just waiting to be discovered by you. More information can be found at

Guided tour through the kennel as a bulwark

A thematic tour through the Zwinger is offered on Sunday, 7 October at 11 am by the Stadtmuseum Münster. The focus is on the use of the almost 500-year-old building as a bulwark. Thus the Zwinger served in the 16th and 17th century to defend the city, after which it was erected around 1528 as a mighty defensive tower within the city fortifications. The tour begins with an introductory film in the town museum, the meeting point is the museum foyer. The guided tour amounts to 3 Euro or reduced 2 Euro. Further information can be found at

Guided tour through the Hanau city centre

On Saturday, 13 October, the Tourist-Information Hanau offers a 90-minute tour through the Hanau city centre. The tour through the city’s history begins at 2 pm with city guide Frank Trautner. From the Old Town to the New Town you will learn a wealth of information about the founding and history of the city. The tour stops at the Schlossgarten, the Schlossplatz at the Altstädter Markt, the Freiheitsplatz at the Neustädter Markt, the national monument of the Brothers Grimm and the monument of Count Philipp Ludwig.
The meeting point is at 2 pm in front of the Congress Park Hanau. If you would like to take part in the guided tour, you need to book in advance, as it will be cancelled if you are not interested. Participation costs seven euros and half for children.
You can register at the Tourist Information on 06181 295 739 or at the Hanau Laden am Freiheitsplatz on 06181 427 78 99 or by e-mail to You can find more information about these and other city tours at

Experience the scenes of great cinema history

During a cinematographic tour of the city on Sunday, 7 October, you will be able to get to know the history of the cinemas in Bielefeld.
During the guided tour, cinema expert Frank Bell brings the history of cinemas to life, visits locations of former cinemas and explains technical developments. The 90-minute tour starts at 11 am at the box office in the foyer of the Historisches Museum. The tour costs five euros.

Free admission to the Abteiberg Museum

Every first Sunday of the month the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach invites you to a free visit. And on 7 October the time has come again. You have the opportunity to take part in hourly, free guided tours through the collection and the special exhibitions. Children’s activities in the painting class are planned under the motto “Everything passes – no art for eternity”. The children will discover that art can also create things that are not actually intended for this purpose. Admission to the museum is free, as for all offers on this day. And the Museum Café is open for you with the support of the Museum Association. Further information can be found at

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