Magic Rock Crystal

25 November 2022 – 19 March 2023

Humans have long regarded rock crystal as an exceptional material. Numerous legends surround its origins and particular powers, and it is often seen as a manifestation of the divine. It is above all the transparency of rock crystal, which is cooler and harder than glass but softer than a diamond, that lends it its special appeal.
Featuring some 120 works, this large-scale exhibition with many international loans will display precious and in many cases unique rock crystal objects that served as reliquaries and sumptuous royal vessels, panel paintings, sculptures and manuscripts, as well as the remnants of a medieval rock crystal workshop preserved in hundreds of individual pieces.

Exhibition catalogue

An accompanying exhibition catalogue in German and English editions will be published by Hirmer Publishers.

Entrance Fees

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Booking of guided tours

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