Experiencing Meppen’s history in the Arenbergian Rentei

ehemalige arenbergische Rentei Meppen, Deutschland

With funds from the city's "Perspective on the City Center" development program, an ensemble of experience and information rooms on the city's history as well as attractive information islands with innovative mediation offers on local history were created and set up in the rooms of the former Arenbergische Rentei. This includes a digital city [...]

Experience Meppen’s history in the Arenberg manor house

ehemalige arenbergische Rentei Meppen, Deutschland

An ensemble of "experience and information rooms on Meppen's town history" and attractive information islands with innovative educational offers on local history were created on the premises of the former Arenbergische Rentei with funds from the municipal funding program "Perspektive Innenstadt". These include a digital model of the town, an exciting introductory film on Meppen's [...]

Urmel, primeval times, monsters: dinosaurs & co.

Emsland Archäologie Museum

The dinosaurs are on the loose in Emsland! From June 2024, the Emsland Archaeology Museum in Meppen will be showing the special exhibition "Urmel, Urzeit, Ungetüme: Dinosaurier & Co...". This exhibition has much more to offer than just dinosaurs! Life-size reconstructions of long-extinct animals and impressive, lifelike dioramas are used to show the evolutionary history [...]

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Members’ exhibition of the Meppener Kunstkreis

Every two years, the Meppener Kunstkreis invites its members to an exhibition. After three years of refurbishing its domicile in line with the preservation order, the time has come again this year. As part of the exhibition, the artistic members present themselves to a broad public and thus give an impression of their artistic work. [...]

Open studio

Kunstzentrum Koppelschleuse, Remise Meppen

In the Open Studio we meet to create art together. Here, everyone is welcome who has the desire to develop artistically - children and adults, advanced and beginners, newcomers and "old hands"! The focus is on the joy of creating. There is an opportunity to try your hand at various materials: The premises of the [...]


Treasure hunters among themselves

Emsland Archäologie Museum

By popular demand, District Archaeologist Thomas Kassens offers an informal meeting for metal detectorists on the last Thursday of each month. Treasure hunting was already a topic in the early Middle Ages. From this time comes the so-called "Schatzregal", which states that all finds deeper than a plowshare (about 30 cm) belong to the king, [...]

Public guided tour of the Meppen City Museum

Stadtmuseum Meppen An der Koppelschleuse 19a, Meppen

In the fall of 2020, the newly established Meppen City Museum opened its doors at the Koppelschleuse. During a 60-minute guided tour of the museum, visitors will get to know the new museum and learn many interesting facts about the history of Meppen. You will travel through time with experienced museum guides who are happy [...]

Sculptors – Summer academy “With hand and heart”

Kunstzentrum Koppelschleuse, Remise Meppen

You would like to creatively implement your own ideas and designs in stone? Would you like to try something new or deepen your existing knowledge? Then our sculpting course is just right for you! This year, Juri Platon is accompanying us as a lecturer at the Summer Academy. Look forward to working with the different [...]

Historical market

Emsland Archäologie Museum

Experience history live at the "mercatum nostalgica", the historical market around the Emsland Archaeology Museum at the Koppelschleuse.   Craftsmen and traders from near and far come to the historic market in the museum garden between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to sell unusual goods and demonstrate old craft techniques. The offer ranges from Roman [...]

New research on the history of the Jewish cemetery in Meppen Lecture by Manfred Fickers (in cooperation with the Initiativkreis Stolpersteine Meppen)

Stadtmuseum Meppen An der Koppelschleuse 19a, Meppen

The Jewish cemetery in the street "An der Hütte" is the oldest and only surviving evidence of Jewish life in Meppen. The first Jews settled in the town of Meppen around 1700. They acquired an elongated plot of land east of the town near the Hasen to bury their dead here according to Jewish rites. [...]

licht.gestalten – A sonorous silent movie evening with Johannes Cernota and Simone Nowicki

Kunstzentrum Koppelschleuse An der Koppelschleuse 19, Meppen, Niedersachsen, Deutschland

On August 30, the Förderunion für Kunst und Kultur (Fu.K.K.) is taking a trip back to the early days of film art for the first time. In collaboration with the Koppelschleuse cultural network, three short films from the US silent comedy genre by and starring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Stan & Ollie will be [...]

Day of the Open Monument in the Arenberg Rentei

"True signs. Contemporary witnesses of history" - focusing on monuments as authentic testimonies - is the motto of this year's Open Monument Day. On September 8, 2024, millions of culture fans across Germany will be able to experience that monuments are "true signs": They symbolize history, time periods and regions as well as very personal [...]

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