Swabian Turkey

Between the Danube, Drava and Lake Balaton

Rental exhibition with 19 displays

The Danube Swabian Central Museum and the cultural advisor for Southeast Europe have realized an exhibition on the area of Swabian Turkey. The area in today’s southern Hungary is located in the southern part of the Danube-Drava plate and includes the counties of Tolna (Tolnau), Baranya (Branau) and Somogy (Schomodei). The name “Swabian Turkey” refers to the German settlement in the area 18th century, in which, in addition to Slovak, Croatian and Serbian colonists, people from the Palatinate, Main Franconia, Hesse, the Westerwald, Fulda, East Franconia and Bavaria were also settled. The name “Swabian Turkey” reflects the close connection between the Germans and the region, which was called Törökország (Turkey Country) in the 17th century. The Hungarian name was translated into German and supplemented with the adjective “Swabian”. The exhibition shows the culture and history of the region and is particularly dedicated to the history of the Germans. In addition to the historical events, selected economic sectors and the art-historical development of the villages and towns are presented. The country’s rich cultural heritage, people and outstanding architectural evidence are shown in the exhibition.

Exhibition texts

The exhibition texts are in German. Additional information material such as leaflets provide information about the exhibition.

Exhibition technology

The exhibition consists of 19 display elements measuring 90 x 220 cm. Each item is packed in its own bag. The individual display elements can be set up quickly and easily.

Loan Conditions

The insurance value of the exhibition is 19,000 euros. Associations and institutions can borrow the traveling exhibition free of charge. The exhibition can be transported with a normal car. A loan agreement is concluded for the loan.


The exhibition was realized by the Danube Swabian Central Museum Ulm and the cultural advisor for Southeast Europe.

Contact Person

Please inform yourself about the exhibition at (0731) 96 254-115.