12. The District Museum

Not every city in Silesia can boast of having a museum as wonderful as the one in Nysa. The building was built during the time of the Austrian monarchy and lasted for more than a hundred years. The building replaced an old Gothic castle, the original bishops’ seat. It was the meeting point of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor and Prussian King Frederick the Great. Jerome Bonaparte lived in it during the campaign of the Napoleonic troops. Since 1984, it has been the headquarters of the district museum. In the museum collections, we can see a set of European art from the 15th to 19th centuries, a collection of artistic crafts from Silesian and Nysa, graphic arts, military items, and historical furniture.