Dance of Death in five languages 17/02/2006 – 31/12/2021

Niguliste Museum
Adult: Niguliste Museum
  • Family: Niguliste Museum
  • Discount: Niguliste Museum
  • Adult ticket with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
Theme event

Dance of Death in five languages

Due to the construction work in the tower and the reorganisation of the exhibition space, the museum is closed to visitors until autumn 2022.

In the Chapel of Saint Anthony of the Niguliste Museum, visitors can hear the text of the Lübeck master Bernt Notke’s Dance of Death in five languages every day at 1 pm. The text, which originated in the Netherlands, is played in the original Low German and also in Estonian, Russian, English and German.

The large-scale and extremely skilfully completed painting from the workshop of the Lübeck master Bernt Notke, made at the end of the 15th century, is the only remaining medieval Dance of Death on canvas in the whole world. Through images and text, it invites viewers to contemplate the futility of life.

Participation with a museum ticket