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museums industrial culture Accessible for people with impaired mobility Stadtmuseum "Alte Burg"

Putlitzstraße 2
19322 Wittenberge
Phone

03877-405266

www.​wittenberge.​de
stadtmuseum@​kfh-wbge.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users
Beautiful sewing machines from two centuries and rare insights into GDR corporate culture: Wittenberge welcomes its visitors with interesting permanent and special exhibitions on the history of the city.

"City of sewing machines": Wittenberge proudly wore this epithet all his human life. The era began with the laying of the foundation stone of the Singer factory in 1903, followed by a heyday for the small industrial town between Berlin and Hamburg. The largest free-standing clock tower on the European mainland, built in 1929, announces this. In almost 90 years more than seven million sewing machines have been built in Wittenberge. It was not until the turnaround that the traditional location came to an end. The city museum "Alte Burg" keeps the memory alive with an impressive sewing machine collection and a permanent exhibition.

If you are looking for an old castle, you will not find the town museum. The "Alte Burg" is a simple 17th century manor house on the edge of the old town. The city museum located here explains the development of Wittenberg from a small agricultural town to an industrial location. The lovingly designed permanent exhibition "Ein VEB war mehr als ein Produktionsbetrieb" (A VEB was more than just a production company) focuses on the period from 1945 to 1991. The show not only provides information about the economy and technology. It also shows the social and cultural life of the employees and their families. The everyday life of the workers was closely linked to the plant's facilities such as kindergarten, vocational school or sports and leisure groups.

A real sensation for lovers are the exhibited historical sewing machines. Supported by donors, the museum was able to acquire an important private Singer sewing machine collection in 2012. The Niggemann family has collected these beautiful witnesses over decades. In particular, the early makes such as the "No. 12 New Family" (1865), the "Medium 13K" (1889) or the "Singer 24" (1910) are works of art as well as objects of daily use with their elegant formal language and elaborate floral decorations. Single objects of the collection can be seen in the permanent exhibition of the city museum as well as in the clock tower.
Tips:
Guided tour through the grounds of the former sewing machine factory and through the clock tower with its sewing machine collection, from the beginning of May to the end of September.
Small souvenirs are sewn in the museum's show workshop and offered in the museum shop. On request, a textile product can also be sewn entirely according to your wishes.
On request, film screenings on the history of the city and the sewing machine factory for your personal occasion, from school trips to birthday parties.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00h - 16:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 16:00h
Friday 10:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 16:00h
Zusätzliche Öffnungszeiten nach Vereinbarung und bei Veranstaltungen.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 1 designated disabled parking space available
  • Indoor access: stepless / via elevator
  • Outdoor access: stepless
  • Condition of the path Outdoor area: coarse pavement
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility, steplessly accessible via elevator. Door width: 90cm, movement area in front of WC: 150cm long x 110cm wide, left: 85cm long x >150cm wide, handles available / no handles available
  • Conference and event rooms accessible via elevator, door width: 90cm

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 1
    • Comment car parking space is located in the yard. Access via gate entrance.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Alternative: additional entrance door can be used
    • Comment: There is an elevator at the house.

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Alternative: additional entrance door can be used
    • Condition of the path: paths with coarse paving stones
    • Comment: A column with intercom and bell is located in the entrance area of the building. It is marked with a corresponding pictogram.

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used: 90 cm
    • Elevator door width 92 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 110 cm
    • Elevator car width 140 cm
    • lowest height of control elements 105 cm
    • top height of controls 127 cm
    • Length of the movement area in front of the elevator 150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the elevator 150 cm
    • Comment The elevator is used accompanied by a museum employee.

    guest toilet

    • Width of the door to the sanitary room 90 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 140 cm
    • Door does not open into the sanitary room
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin 120 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the washbasin 120 cm
    • Depth of the washstand under the washbasin (67 cm high) 30 cm
    • mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 110 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the WC bowl 85 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of the handles 68 cm
    • The handholds protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl 15 cm
    • Distance between handholds 76 cm
    • left hand grab handle can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 48 cm
    • Emergency call available

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Access via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 90 cm
    • Comment: The exhibition rooms are also used for events.

    Professional competence/service

    • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
    • Information on barrier-free arrival and departure by public transport can be provided.
    • Comment: Individual care on request also possible for deaf and hard of hearing as well as visually impaired and blind guests.

    Collection of data

    • Investigator (Institution) Tourismusverband Prignitz
    • Date of data collection 31.01.2017
    • The data presented here are verified data