Kulturbetrieb Arnstadt

Organisation

Organisation

The Department of Culture is a full subsidiary of the
Library

Library

Since the restoration of the venerable Prinzenhof in
Bach-Exhibition

Bach-Exhibition

With the exhibition "BACH IN ARNSTADT" in the Palace
Schlossmuseum

Schlossmuseum

The Palace Museum in Arnstadt is associated above all
Theatre

Theatre

Since 1842 when, on the orders of Günther Friedrich
Zoo

Zoo

On the south side of the town the "Fasanerie"
Organisation The Department of Culture is a full subsidiary of the Town of Arnstadt. As an independent institution of Arnstadt Town Council, it is structured as a self-governing municipal undertaking. Incorporated Mehr
Library Since the restoration of the venerable Prinzenhof in 1994, Arnstadt Town and District library has lodged and received its guests in the historic rooms of the three-tract building complex.The library i Mehr
Bach-Exhibition With the exhibition "BACH IN ARNSTADT" in the Palace Museum (Schlossmuseum) Arnstadt, the former Palace of Countess Elisabeth Albertine and her husband Count Günther I of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, i Mehr
Schlossmuseum The Palace Museum in Arnstadt is associated above all with the name of a unique figurine collection: "Mon plaisir". Every year thousands of visitors find their way to the exhibition galleries of this Mehr
Theatre Since 1842 when, on the orders of Günther Friedrich Karl II, the royal hippodrome was converted into a theatre, the Palace garden theatre has experienced through the years many highs and lows and was Mehr
Zoo On the south side of the town the "Fasanerie" (Pheasantry) zoological park was opened in 1956, in which 55 animal species live in an area of ca. 2,5 hectares. Indigenous species such as fallow deer, m Mehr

King of the night

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UhuThe uhu (eagle owl) has its name from its mating call, which sounds like "oo-hoo". And because it is the largest owl species in the world, it is called the “King of the Night”. Our European uhu has the widest distribution of all uhu species: it can be found from Portugal to Japan and from Finland to India. Furthermore, it lives in North Africa and as far south as the Niger and Sudan. In Europe it is even more commonly found in Spain and Portugal and in Southern France, in the Southern Alps, in the Apennines, in the Balkan countries as well as in Scandinavia and Russia. In Central Europe it has disappeared from some regions, because it has been very heavily hunted. Today there are several hundred uhu pairs in Switzerland but in Austria and Germany there are only a few hundred pairs left.

In our collection at present there are two older birds. The species is threatened with extinction. In 2010 we were able to pass on birds we had successfully bred to other zoos. The enclosure was renewed in 2004 und has a total area of 48m².