Crafty Hands

16 March to 3 November 2019

Look with your hands, grasp with your eyes: Welcome to an exhibition of the senses! Schallaburg Castle is opening up as a historico-cultural treasure chest filled with exquisitely crafted objects. From inventive tools and innovative craftsmanship to virtuoso masterpieces, each room tells a gripping story.

Gifted hands
Small or big, delicate or strong, experienced or curious … hands are both part of our identity and the ultimate tool. Craft is always progressive, and is in fact more in demand than ever in this age of 3D printers. Elaborately made masterpieces reveal a glimpse into the soul of a craft: What are the components of a shoe? How much knowledge does a purse contain?

Cultural education

Feel, shape, grasp … we understand the world and create new things by using our hands. Discover our hands’ abilities and masterpieces accompanied by our cultural educators.

Guided tour (only available in German)
Mon.– Fri. 9:30 am / 11 am / 2 pm / 3:30 pm
Sat. 9:30 am / 11 am / 1 pm / 2 pm / 4 pm
Sun. and holidays 9:30 am / 11 am / 12 noon / 1 pm / 2 pm / 3 pm / 4 pm
Duration: ca. 75 min.

Family programme (only available in German)

Smooth stone, fine leather or coarse cloth: What do my hands feel? What am I skilful in? Find out at the interactive stations and let yourself be surprised by a shadow play, a tool riddle or collective bookbinding. A discovery tour for the whole family into Schallaburg Castle’s world of crafts!

Guided family tour
Sun. and holidays 2:30 pm
Duration: ca. 60 min.

Schallaburg crafts workshop

Find out, join in and have fun: on every first weekend of the month, craftspeople invite you to roll up your sleeves and lend a hand. Learn about old techniques, new trends and simple tricks from the pros. For details on the programme, visit our German Website.

Year of crafts

In the “Year of Crafts 2019”, craft businesses open their workshops in cooperation with Kultur.Region.Niederösterreich. Festivals and markets welcome visitors to a journey of discovery. For details on the current programme, visit


On the occasion of the next exhibition "Crafty Hands", the WKNÖ agrees on a comprehensive cooperation in the areas of masterpieces, events and the initiative "Let's Walz".
Furthermore, the exhibition is supported by the company Würth and the initiative "Handwerk und Manufaktur im Waldviertel".

Exhibition team

Content: Brigitte Felderer, Katrin Ecker
Cultural education: die Ausstellungsmacherinnen Lisa Noggler-Gürtler, Maria Prantl
Exhibition design: Michael Wallraff ZT GmbH
Graphic design (exhibition): fuhrer visuelle gestaltung og
Commercial graphics: Perndl+Co Design GmbH and Klaus Pichler


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