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Heaven on Display

Städel Museum, Frankfurt


The Altenberg Altar and Its Imagery

Owing to fortunate circumstances, a unique ensemble of late 13th and early 14th-century liturgical and paraliturgical objects has come down to us from a former convent at Altenberg an der Lahn. Every one of these objects alone can already be considered among the absolute gems of the period. For the first time since the convent’s secularization in the early 19th century, they will now be brought together again in the exhibition ‘Heaven on Display’, granting visitors the opportunity to experience one of the qualitatively most superb choir ensembles of the Middle Ages. Read more.

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