History and Culture of Handlová


Museum of Carpathian German Culture

The exhibition titled History and Culture of Handlová presents the history and culture of Germans living in Handlová. Many colour and black-and-white photographs and reproductions of coloured postcards depict the metamorphosis of Handlová during its rich 630-year history. The exhibition rooms are divided into two parts. At the beginning, visitors learn about the history of Carpathian Germans in...

The History and Culture of Carpathian Germans


Museum of Carpathian German Culture

The exhibition titled History and Culture of Carpathian Germans provides a close look at almost 900 years of history and culture of Germans living in Slovakia. It presents individual regions of Slovakia inhabited by Carpathian Germans (Bratislava and its surroundings, Central Slovakia – Hauerland, Spiš) and depicts their contributions in development of mining, handcrafts, industry, science and...

House of Carpathian Germans’ Club in Handlová


Museum of Carpathian German Culture

This exhibition on the History and Culture of Handlová was opened to the public in September 2004. It offers visitors an opportunity to learn the history of this settlement, its tradition of mining and handcrafts as well as an opportunity to see a variety of articles representing the traditional material, spiritual and artistic culture of ethnic Germans in Handlová.

The History and Culture of Hauerland


Museum of Carpathian German Culture

The exhibition titled History and Culture of Hauerland allows visitors to learn about the traditions and life of Carpathian Germans living in the central Slovakian area known as Hauerland while also emphasising Nitrianske Pravno and its surroundings.

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The museum was established on January 1, 1997 as a specialized museum of the Slovak National Museum. Its predecessor, the Department of History and Culture of Carpathian Germans, had been established on August 1, 1994 as part of the Historical Museum of SNM. MCGC is engaged in collection, protection, processing and presentation of articles demonstrating the material and spiritual culture of Carpathian Germans and treats their history and culture as objectively as possible.

It has branches located in Nitrianske Pravno and Handlová. The centre for documentation and information is also part of the museum and specializes in the history and culture of Carpathian Germans. However, its fundamental purpose is library collection of Slovak and foreign periodicals and non-periodic literature. MCGC can be considered the most comprehensive institution in this field in Slovakia.

MCGC is located in Sunyal’s maison on Žižkova Street in Bratislava. Originally a small single-room medieval house was extended at the end of 15th century by a covered crossing. In the 17th century, a court wing was added and a cellar was hollowed into the base rock. This was the period when this building was named after one of its owners. In the mid 18th century, it was modified in Baroque style – some premises were arched and extended by court house buildings. In the very same period, this building accommodated a well-known hostelry “K zlatému anjelovi” (To the Golden Angel). In the first third of the 19th century, the site went through its empire era, which ended with the addition of a second floor. The building served as an apartment building with a long gallery and apartments located in the court wing. Restoration of the building took place at the end of 20th century.