There is historical evidence that in 1579, pottery art was being practised in Thurnau, long before porcelain was already known in that region.

Situated in a Renaissance building from the 16th century, the Pottery Museum is devoted to regional handicrafts from past and present. Clay mining is shown as well as an old pottery workshop, ware for daily use and craftwork from Thurnau, and also the Black Kitchen from the 16th century.

Start your tour at the Pottery Museum to discover the crafts-peoples’ path with 17 stations combining local potteries and studios. Watch creative minds during their work and find beautiful pieces for your home.

  • a  Walk around the castle’s pond
  • a  Children’s rally inside court yard (registration at town hall)
  • a  Circular cycle path Töpfervielfalt along Jura Route (KU 11 | ca 22 km | 2 h)
  • a  Christmas Pottery Market (note date)