8 October 2016 to 9 April 2017:
Pilgrimage: Longing for Bliss?
Going on pilgrimages has been popular for centuries. Worldwide millions of people make their way to millennia-old places of worship every year. To celebrate this, the special exhibition will present 14 pilgrimage sites from all over the world. Along with well-known sites like Jerusalem, Mecca or Santiago de Compostela the exhibition will also present less well-known places. This includes Mount Kailash in Tibet, the golden Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Visitors are invited to experience pilgrimage as a phenomenon with many aspects, including the spiritual, economic, political, ecological, and even touristic.