Following extensive conservation and restoration measures, the 130 selected icons and religious objects reveal an entirely fresh magnificence. At the same time, the rather typical traces of use were carefully conserved as a sign of the relationship between people and their icons. The icons are presented mostly without glass and at eye level. It is mainly the valuable and metal icons as well as small objects that are protected by glass and showcases.
In a city with more than 14 Orthodox Christian churches and characterised by rich cultural diversity, the Icon Museum wishes not only to be a place for the preservation of cultural heritage, but also to be a space of encounter to which all are invited and which contributes to a successful coexistence of peoples from different cultural, religious and non-religious backgrounds.
Stepless access to the museum via a separate entrance (located in the courtyard of the Cultural Dept. on Elisabethenstraße).
Access to the “Empore” exhibition area only via stairs (17 19-cm steps).
Mobile seats available.
Magnifying glasses available. Guide dogs are permitted.