School children visit museum

3. July 2018

On July 3rd 2018, 3rd grade school children of the Schenkenfelden elementary school visited the Gerstlhaus museum together with their teacher, Carmen Schimpl. Some of them brought their instruments. But first, they enjoyed the tour through the antiquarian store and post rooms.

Greti Ecker described life of past times in an exciting and entertaining way. She introduced numerous unfamiliar exhibits, forged a bridge between now and then and brought the museum to life.

Afterwards, the children were led into the Biedermeier room, where they could gain interesting information on the fortepiano, followed by their own musical performance. That morning, recorders, violines, a Styrian harmonica and a tuba were accompanied by the 200 years old fortepiano where normally international artists play the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The young musicians received great applause from their colleagues, a worthy conclusion of the first visit of an elementary school. The Gerstlhaus team looks foward to another episode!