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EXULANTEN MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS

CHURCH IN FRANCONIA MUSEUM, BAD WINDSHEIM, BAVARIA, GERMANY

The museum opened in July 2006 and is located in Bad Windsheim´s city center. Among others, the exhibiton focuses on the Austrian Exulanten whose majority arrived in Franconia until the year 1652.

One can find the museum inside the Lutheran Spitalkirche at Bad Windsheim´s city center.

Showcases present the beginning of Protestantism and the immigration of the Austrian religious exiles.

Here, one focuses on the fate of the Salzburg Protestants´ leader Joseph Schaitberger, a former mine worker.

SEELACKEN MUSEUM, ST.VEIT IM PONGAU, STATE OF SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

In this sightworthy museum which specialises on Pongau culture, one also reminds of the fate of the Pongau Protestants. Name lists of the emigrants and additional informaton keep up the memories.

Left: The Seelackenmuseum from the air. Right: The “emigrants chamber” in the museum.
 (Photos are property of: Seelackenmuseum, St.Veit im Pongau)

HOHENSALZBURG CASTLE, SALZBURG, STATE OF SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

At Salzburg´s castle there are the following illustrations about the emigrants:

This text explains that the leaders of the Salzburg Protestants were held prisoners here, prior to the great emigration of their 20.000 fellow countrymen.

THE DIOCESAN MUSEUM AT FRESACH, STATE OF CARINTHIA, AUSTRIA

This little museum in Carinthia focuses on the Protestants´ history in this area of Austria. One will also find information on the local Lutheran Exiles here.

Thanks to F. Raithmair who kindly provided the photos below.

Left picture: The museum is located very close to the Protestant church. Right picture: An old book which describes the persecution of the Salzburg Protestants.

Left picture: Show cases accompany the visitor through the museum. Right picture: The Fresach Lutheran church.

LUTHERAN MUSEUM RUTZENMOOS, UPPER AUSTRIA

This is the only Lutheran church museum in Upper Austrian and gives an oversight on the beginnings, the establishment of Lutheran belief and the early fights against Protestantism in this region.

Left: The museum in Rutzenmoos, to the right: an example how Protestant books were once secretly hidden in walls.

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