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Oderbruch museum


Workshop for rural culture in Altranft. The museum presents the Oderbruch - its unique water system, its people and rural culture. The focus is on what makes life here today and in the process cuts a variety of paths into the past. In the historic buildings of the Brandenburg estate farming village, stories are told about rural crafts, the transformation of a village and the changes in agriculture. In the exhibitions, it is above all the inhabitants themselves who have their say. Many special events and hands-on activities round off the program.
The exhibition tour begins at Altranft Castle, a large manor house embedded in a 19th-century landscape park. Here, art, words and the historical collection are used to show a landscape. The central object of the permanent exhibition in the gallery is a work of art by Antje Scholz - a huge web that brings to life the special topography of the Oderbruch, the water flow of the Oder, and the more than 1,000 kilometer long ditch system with pumping stations and weirs. Photographs of people and places from the Oderbruch, films and audio stations appeal to other senses. Other exhibition rooms in the Oderbruch Museum feature small shrines with objects from various heritage sites in the Oderbruch, as well as a range of historical objects from rural culture. The castle also introduces visitors to local history, opens its workshop rooms for children and young people to work in, and invites them to discover historic home interiors and reinterpret them again and again. Those who bring some time with them can also rummage and read in Altranft, because the workbenches and shelves contain a lot of material on the history of the Oderbruch and its inhabitants.

The museum reception and the museum café are located in the manor house. The ensemble is complemented by the pretty 18th-century church on the village green, a historic fire engine house, a farmhouse, a blacksmith's shop and a so-called fisherman's house.

Separate entrance fees apply for events.

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