Exhibition details

Born in Bohemia and Moravia – (un)known to us?

Twelve selected Biographies

The exhibition is about the origins of 12 prominent German-speaking personalities who came from the Czech Lands. Texts and photographs inform us of the legacy these people left behind and how they are viewed today. The following personalities are included: Adalbert Stifter, Johann Gregor Mendel, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Bertha von Suttner, Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, Karl Kraus, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ferdinand Porsche, Franz Kafka, Oskar Schindler, Otfried Preußler. 


Dr. Wolfgang Schwarz,, Phone number +49 89/62 27 16-35

Practical information

14 freestanding roll-up banners, 100 cm wide, 215 cm high


The exhibition is entirely in German and Czech. Every roll-up banner includes a German and a Czech version.

Promotional material, catalogue

Flyer and poster templates are available. An accompanying publication (a version with text and photos in German and a version without photos in Czech) can also be provided.

Terms and costs 

Renting the exhibition is free of charge.  A contract is signed between the ASV and the borrower.  The delivery and return of the exhibition (potentially also transport to the next place where the exhibition is to be held) is planned individually. The transport is usually paid for by the borrower, although special arrangements can be made. The borrower should mention the author of the exhibition: the cultural manager for the Czech Lands of the Adalbert Stifter Association.  It is recommended to offer the accompanying publications for sale for the duration of the exhibition. 


The exhibition can be transported in an average-sized car (usually with the back seats folded down).

Liability and insurance

The borrower is liable for any damage that may occur between picking up of the exhibition and returning it or passing it on. The borrower can insurance the exhibition for this period. The insurance value of each roll-up banner is about €350.

Previous locations of the exhibition

The exhibition has been in over 40 places in Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria. For example, the Bavarian State Library in Munich, the Czech Centre Berlin, the City Library of Bremen, the Universities of Regensburg, Passau and Salzburg, the Martin-Opitz-Library in Herne, the Academic Library in Olomouc, the Library of South Bohemia in Budweis, the Prague Literature House of German-speaking writers, and the Technical University in Jihlava. You can find a complete list of the places where the exhibition has been shown here >>

Here you can find a complete list of the places where the exhibition has been shown



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