Beautifully crafted Easter eggs in different techniques from all over the world, customs and games around the egg, as well as egg cups, warmers or containers introduce themselves.
Building / plot situation
The Easter Egg Museum is located in a four-sided farm typical of this region. Here in Sabrodt in the house of Matthes Kujasch, language, customs and egg decorating were cultivated. Today, his granddaughter, Dorothea Tschöke, continues these traditions.
The Sabrodt Easter Egg Museum offers an exhibition all about eggs. On display are Easter eggs from all over the world collected by members of the "Lausitzer Heimatverein e.V." since 1971, as well as winning collections from the Sorbian "Easter Egg Competition Bautzen". Visitors learn interesting facts about customs at different times of the year and games with eggs. In addition to eggs in a wide variety of techniques and made of different materials, the exhibition also presents egg cups, egg warmers, egg containers, egg bringers, egg layers, egg cutters and many other egg objects. The museum also houses the largest blueprint model of Brandenburg and Saxony.
The film "When Jan and Lenka get married", shot in Sabrodt in 1955, shows the Sorbian wedding. Visitors can watch this and other films on Sorbian/Wendish customs, egg customs of the world and the sights of Lusatia.
A Franconian egg fountain has been reconstructed and can be visited in the outdoor facilities.
Special exhibitions / accompanying offers
The Sorbian/Wendish egg decorating techniques can not only be viewed in the museum, but also learned in creative courses. In the egg painting workshop, visitors have the opportunity to take part in an internal museum competition with their self-designed works of art. Particularly unusual eggs can also be made, e.g. a landscape in an egg.
Every year, the prize-winning Easter eggs from the Sorbian "Easter Egg Competition Bautzen" are on display.
A travelling exhibition on blueprinting explains the techniques of blueprinting and tells the differences between blueprinting with models, industrial printing and handmade screen printing.
Kobi - the little house ghost - is at home in the museum. He lives there in a slipper under the stove. At midnight, he eavesdrops on the old museum pieces when they tell stories about the past. He tells these exciting stories to the museum staff, who then pass them on to the children - stories from the old, old days.
Everything about eggs - Sorbian and worldwide - egg bringers, egg layers, egg objects and lots of funny things about eggs and egg-shaped things.
Egg bringers, egg layers, egg objects and lots of funny things about eggs and egg-shaped things: prize-winning Easter eggs from the Bautzen competition, customs surrounding the egg in Germany, egg painting workshop with the opportunity to take part in the competition. You can feel, taste, smell and hear in the wonder world "All about eggs". Many of the museum's exhibits are curious and unique.
Girls can put on a Wendish costume.
Accompanying this, historical films on the customs of the Sorbs and Wends can be viewed.
The programme takes place indoors or outdoors and is aimed at pre-school children and pupils up to grade 12.
Dates: by arrangement, Monday to Sunday also in the evening or at night as a festival of lights
Pre-registration: 2 hours before at the latest
Group size: 5 to 50 people
Admission per person: € 3.50
Contribution towards expenses per person (for materials etc.): € 3.00
The following working materials must be brought along:
Blown out eggs or fresh white eggs
Notes on the offer:
Many games and competitions of a fun nature are possible on the farm or in the garden. On request, a small herb lesson in the garden with tasting or also the handling of stick bread, sol or onion skin eggs take place.
Provided that fees and travel costs are reimbursed, the offer also comes to the day care centre or school on request.