The Schlackenwerth Room is intended as a reminder of the close historical ties between Rastatt in Baden and Ostrov in the Czech Republic - the former Schlackenwerth. It is located in the historic Rossi House opposite the Baroque Residence and is a branch of the City Museum. The room can be visited free of charge during the opening hours of the Rossi House.
Common history connects
The town of Ostrov is situated on the slopes of the Ore Mountains near Karlovy Vary. The historical connection has its origin in the person of Rastatt Margravine Sibylla Augusta, who came from the Bohemian town of Schlackenwerth - today Ostrov - and married Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden-Baden in 1690. After his death, she was regent of the margraviate of Baden-Baden from 1707 to 1727. in 1969 the city of Rastatt had taken over the sponsorship of the Margravine's hometown. Since 1991 Ostrov and Rastatt are twin towns. Click here for the official video about Ostrov.
Sibylla Augusta's legacy endures the ages
Having become famous as a builder, benefactress and passionate collector of glass and porcelain, Sibylla Augusta had a decisive cultural influence on the Baroque city. Through her legacy, she has left behind a connection to her homeland that transcends the ages. In both cities, for example, there are chapels of almost identical construction, and statues of St. John Nepomuk, who is venerated in Bohemia, can be found on Rastatt bridges. After the end of the Second World War, many displaced Schlackenwerth residents sought a new cultural and spiritual home and found it in Rastatt.
50 years of sponsorship - space for remembrance
On the occasion of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the sponsorship of the city of Rastatt and the Heimatverband Schlackenwerth e.V., the Schlackenwerth Room was opened in July 2019 in the Rossi House in Rastatt. Using original exhibits, the history of Schlackenwerth - from the founding of the town to the expulsion as well as its development after 1945 - is traced here.
Preserve historical cultural assets
With the Schlackenwerth Room, those responsible would like to preserve the historical cultural assets, commemorate the expulsion and enable encounters with the present of the city. Pieces of Schlackenwerth porcelain or a facsimile of the Schlackenwerth Codex, created in 1353, provide insights into the town's history. Regional costumes reflect the culture of the region with the inclusion of the Egerland dialect. A model of the town and several film sequences are available to illustrate Ostrov's present. Various contemporary witnesses describe their experiences, so that the Schlackenwerth Room serves as a place of remembrance and information.
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