Located in the charming old town of Telgte, the RELiGIO invites you to discover the religious life of people from the past and present. The Westphalian Museum of Religious Culture looks back on a long history: it was founded in 1934 as a pilgrimage and local history museum and started with an exhibition of contemporary nativity scenes at Christmas time.
The name RELiGIO is meant to refer to the connection between region and religion. For the exhibits have a strong connection to Westphalia. But the museum goes beyond its borders and also presents religious art and culture from other countries. Thus, the institution has a total of seven active collection areas: from world religions to everyday culture to modern art.
Religion is the keyword for the exhibitions at RELiGIO. You can see interesting objects from all over the world in the permanent exhibition and in the changing special exhibitions. Until today, there is also a large special exhibition with contemporary nativity scenes during the winter season. The most valuable work of art is the Telgte Hunger Cloth from 1623. The 7.4 m × 4.4 m linen cloth contains 33 picture panels made in fillet stitching. The depictions describe the suffering and resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as models of the Passion from the Old Testament.
Für angemeldete Gruppen und Schulklassen sind auch Termine außerhalb der regulären Öffnungszeiten möglich.
Karfreitag, 11 - 18 Uhr
Ostermontag 11 - 18 Uhr
Pfingstmontag 11 - 18 Uhr
1. Weihnachtstag 14 - 18 Uhr
2. Weihnachtstag 11 - 18 Uhr
Neujahr 14 - 18 Uhr
Mariä Geburtsmarkt, Heilig Abend, 31. Dezember geschlossen
Prices forexhibition collection only
Adults €5, concessions €4*, children and young people up to the age of 21: free admission*Discounts: Groups of 12 or more people, students (with the students (with the exception of "Studium im Alter") and members of the Heimatverein Telgte.
Enquiries for further guided tours and themed tours to +49 - 2504 - 93 120 or email@example.com
Udo Jürgens is unforgotten!
Like hardly anyone else, he managed to combine Schlager and chanson, lightness and profundity, entertainment and aspiration. The crossover tenor and musician Christoph Alexander presents the work of this extraordinary artist musically, in his own way, without wanting to imitate Udo.
The well-known Münster cabaret artist and reciter Markus von Hagen moderates through the programme, sensitises people to the demanding texts and shows how much they reflect Udo Jürgen's life. And of our...
Experience that Udo Jürgen's songs are alive in the truest sense! The evening will be musically accompanied by violinist Janusz Bulka and guitarist Johnny Silver.
The violinist Larissa Cidlinsky studied with Igor Ozim and Esther Hoppe in Salzburg, with Donald Weilerstein, Ronald Copes and Li Lin at the Juilliard School in New York and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Ulf Wallin. She completed her Master's degree with Friedemann Eichhorn in Weimar and Ana Chumachenco at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía.
Kathrin Isabelle Klein studied piano at the Universities of Würzburg and Munich with Markus Bellheim. Since October 2021 she has been studying in the solo class of the Hanover Conservatory with Ewa Kupiec. After a teaching assignment for accompaniment at the Musikhochschule in Munich, she has had a permanent lecturer position for piano there since 2022.
Around 30 huts and stalls are planned on the market square and in Steinstraße.
There is to be a concert on Friday evening.
The Clemens Church will once again provide a quiet counterpoint to the hustle and bustle between the huts and stalls. There will once again be a series of contemplative offers for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle a little and come to rest. And those who want to use the Christmas market weekend for shopping will not only have the opportunity to do so on Friday and Saturday in the shops in the city centre, because on 17 December it is open Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.
When you think of Christmas, familiar melodies immediately flow through your mind. The musical decoration of the festive season has a long tradition in our culture.
Michael Sens looks at the world of the contemplative time before the turn of the year from the perspective of classical composers and their works in his Christmas programme.
What would "Oh Tannenbaum" have sounded like if it had been composed by Chopin? Or what would the virtuoso Franz Liszt have made of it?
But pressing questions of modern times are also put on the humorous tablet. What is the best Christmas present? Why does a family Christmas escalate, and if not, why? In any case, a musical programme in which humour and music take centre stage.
2023 was another one of those years - only, what was it again, when and above all: why?
When did the Wagenknechts and Schwarzers finally succeed in explaining to the Ukrainians how to end a war without weapons from their sofa? Did climate activists really get stuck in Markus Söder's face, or just him on his opinion from 5 minutes ago?
Thilo Seibel has collected everything from the year for you, filed it away and turned it top to bottom: when Friedrich Merz was used as a humour cannon, how Christian Lindner got short of breath from his own grumpiness, how many wigs Tony Marshall inherited - a full evening with Karl Lauterbach, Winfried Kretschmann and other surprise guests.
After this review, you can put it aside with relief, this year. And be absolutely sure: This evening was not designed by an artificial intelligence, but by Thilo Seibel.