Since 2009 the Alfred Wegener Museum in Zechlinerhütte belongs to our department. As a child Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) spent his vacations there. He was a "Viking of science" who wanted to discover the secrets of nature with his own observations. He founded the theory of plate tectonics and undertook four trips to the polar region. He died during his great Greenland expedition in 1930. The museum presents the life of the researcher and raises awareness of questions about climate change.
Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg
County district Ostprignitz-Ruppin
Cultural Places of Remembrance
The Kurt Tucholsky Museum of Literature was included in the "Blue Book" of the Federal Government as a "Cultural Place of Remembrance of National Importance". Twentytwo institutions in the new federal states belong to the Cultural Places of Remembrance.
The museum has been a member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Literarischer Gesellschaften und Gedenkstätten since 1999.