Seven years Bible World

Seven years of Bibelwelt, press release Bibelwelt. Experience being human. Understanding being human.Salzburg, 27.4.22

Seven years of Bibelwelt – Seven years of experience-oriented mediation of the Book of books

Bibelwelt celebrates its seventh anniversary on May 1, at 9:30 a.m. with a thanksgiving service at St. Elisabeth Church (Plainstraße 42, 5020 Salzburg) and at 11:15 a.m. with a special tour of the current special exhibition.

Since 2015, Bibelwelt has expanded from 600 m² to 700 m², creating the conditions for an additional 300 m² of exhibition space. More than 20 volunteers ensure that everything runs smoothly, from the cash desk at Bibelwelt, to guiding the various groups, to accounting for receipts and administrative tasks for the board.

This can be seen in the following figures:

– Visitors: 37,300 , with about 7000 fewer visitors since 2020 due to Covid-19 [im Vergleich mit 2019] )

– Group tours:1165 , with approximately 300 groups likely to have been cancelled since 2020 [im Vergleich mit 2019] due to Covid-19

– Special exhibitions: 12

For its seven-year anniversary, Bible World also wants to learn. She is currently interviewing experts from the fields of museum education, religious education, and biblical theology about their assessment of the Bible World and what they think could be improved. The results will feed into a strategy retreat, which will plan further development steps in July 2022.

The 12th special exhibition “The last days of Jesus – Lenten cribs from all over the world” can be visited during regular opening hours until 6.6.22: Mon, Thu-Sat, 10:00-18:00, Sun and holidays 11:00-18:00, last admission 17:00; Dec 31, 10:00-13:00; closed on Pentecost Sunday.

Caption : At the foot of St. Paul

Photo credit: Bible World

Infoline and further photo material:

– Dir. Dr. Eduard Baumann, Bibelwelt, Plainstraße 42A, 5020 Salzburg, +43 676 8746-7085,

The Bible World in the Church of St. Elisabeth Salzburg is a private museum with supra-regional significance and sees itself as a house of experience in which biblical stories can be experienced first-hand on 700 m². It is supported by the ecumenically run association “Bibelwelt” with the support of the parish of St. Elisabeth and the Pastoral Office of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. The association “Bibelwelt” (ZVR number: 547155927) aims with means of biblically related art (focus on modern art) to 1. To promote interest in the Old and New Testaments with special attention to a holistic experiential approach, awaken and deepen personal experiences of faith, provide an encounter with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the context of modernity, and promote mutual respect and understanding of these three monotheistic religions. The Bibelwelt-Verein is exclusively a non-profit organization and its activities are not aimed at making a profit. Donations are tax deductible: In Austria (MP-11621): Erste Bank Österreich | IBAN AT35 2011 1845 2070 4900 | BIC GIBAATWWXXX, made out to “Bibelwelt”. In Germany: Deutsche Skatbank | IBAN DE31 8306 5408 0004 1538 04 | BIC GENO DEF1 SLR, made out to: “Deutscher Förderverein der Bibelwelt in Salzburg e.V.”.

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