And Peace on Earth1 December 2018 to 27 October 2019
The annual exhibition recalls the time of the freedom movement in the late 19th century until Karl May’s death in 1912, and contextualises it with the freedom movements of our time. What did Karl May think about this and how is it expressed in his writing? Which religious symbols are used and how do characters like Winnetou behave in this context?read more
The Karl May Museum - In the past, present and future1 December 2018 to 2 June 2019
In 1928, the famous Karl May Museum was founded at the author’s home on the initiative of his widow Klara May. Even today, it is still considered a hub for German Indian and Wild West romanticism. Karl May’s life and work was and is preserved, maintained and exhibited here. The special exhibition tells of the beginnings of the museum, but primarily looks towards its future.
Grand mystic meets art photographer1 December 2019 to 19 May 2019
It is less known that adventure novel author Karl May (1842 – 1912) dedicated himself to symbolistic and spiritual literature in his late work. Being friend with Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner, May was passionately campaigning for humanity and global peace in his books.
The photo exhibition “Grand mystic meets art photographer” in the museum park connects a selection of Karl May’s late texts with modern photographs by the internationally known art photographer Timm Stütz (*1938).