then, now & here

© Gruppe Gut / KHM
Schallaburg Castle is the expression of the Renaissance attitude to life, way of thinking and endeavours. The 2024 exhibition will make this tangible and visible.
Robert Gander, exhibition curator 2024
  • Man in black robe with white stand-up collar and ermine coat in an arcade on a horizontal striped background in grey, pink, red, dark red and turquoise.
    Hans Wilhelm von Losenstein aged 39 in 1585 as a painting © Landessammlung NÖ
  • Bronze figure with two wrestling men in an arcade on a horizontal striped background in grey, pink, red, dark red and turquoise.
    Bronze sculpture "Hercules and Antaeus" by Giambologna around 1578/1580 © KHM-Museumsverband, Kunstkammer Wien
  • Golden compass-like pedometer in an arcade on a horizontal striped background in grey, pink, red, dark red and turquoise.
    Pedometers for measuring landscapes © MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst
13 April to 3 November 2024

then, now & here

* The press kit for 2024 will be available from 13 April. Press spokesman Klaus von der Schallaburg will be happy to answer your questions.

The exhibition "RENAISSANCE then, now & here" at Schallaburg Castle in 2024 promises a fascinating journey into the world of the Renaissance. Immerse yourself in a time of extraordinary cultural prosperity, explore previously closed rooms of Schallaburg Castle and let yourself be carried away by the spirit of optimism of the Renaissance. Through thorough research and carefully selected objects, the exhibition offers a modern and sophisticated view of an era that still fascinates today!

Arcade around a courtyard with red terracotta decorations and figures.
© Rupert Pessl
From the castle to the palace: the cultural jewel is being created

Construction progress in the 16th century

Come on in!
  • Die Wälder um die Schallaburg eignen sich für Wanderungen und Spaziergänge. Christoph von Losenstein began remodelling the medieval castle around 1540. Modelled on the imperial residence in Vienna, he had a hall built opposite the residential castle.
  •  Hans Wilhelm von Losenstein continued his father's building work and initially focussed on the design of the courtyards. The arcaded courtyards were built between 1570 and 1580.
  • Blick durch einen steinernen Torbogen auf einen Weg mit Apfelbäumen gesäumt After the Renaissance-style palace was completed, the garden was designed. The cryptoporticus at the end of the garden invites visitors to typical garden parties, while the ballroom and shooting range are used for physical exercise.
  •  At the same time, Hans Wilhelm von Losenstein constructs further buildings for the castle grounds. The Gerichtsstöckl & Jägerstöckl and the Neuschloss were presumably planned especially as utility rooms.
In 2024, for the first time it will be possible to visit Schallaburg sites that were previously inaccessible.
Gabriele Rath, exhibition curator 2024

Experience Schallaburg Castle

There's something for everyone here!
  • Gruppe von Menschen, die ein Kulturvermittler durch die Ausstellung führt.
    © KB Photography
  • © Gruppe Gut
  • Frau mit Kind schauen durch eine goldene fensterartige Vitrinen-Öffnung und staunen.
    © Rupert Pessl
  • Terrakottafigur in einer Ecke des Hofes, Darstellung der Musik in Form eines Dudelsackspielers.
    © Rupert Pessl
  • © Gruppe Gut
  • Person, die in ein Mikrofon spricht
    © KB Photography
  • Die Spitze des Hochturms hinter den grünen Ästen von eines Baums.
    © Rupert Pessl
© Gruppe Gut
© Gruppe Gut

Imprint for the exhibition

© Gruppe Gut

Concept & curation: Rath & Winkler
Robert Gander, Claudia Mark, Gabriele Rath, Bruno Winkler
Design: polar÷architekturbüro
Margot Fürtsch-Loos, Siegfried Loos
Exhibition graphics: Fuhrer visual design
Aleksandra Fuhrer, Stefan Fuhrer
Didactics: ToiKoi - narrative spaces
Chiara Riccadi, Xaviera Torres