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Museumsdorf Düppel - Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin (DE)
During the 12th century AD Slavic tribes as well as incoming Germanic groups occupied the area of the modern city of Berlin. Towards the end of the 12th century, a small village was established some 20 km to the south-west of the early villages of Berlin and Cölln on the River Spree. There is still ongoing debate whether the Village in Düppel was a Germanic, or if it was also influenced by Slavic traditions.
Düppel is renowned for its active volunteers, who bring the medieval village to life with a variety of activities and experiments through their longstanding commitment. At the weekends, visitors can experience how ceramic vessels are made, how the smith produces artefacts made from , how willow baskets are made as well as the production of and . Over 100 articles have been published, containing activities and experiments carried out by the different groups in Düppel. Domestic animals, especially old breeds, are also a special research focus in Düppel. The ‘Düppeler Weideschweine’ are a recognized breed of pigs, who look similar to what medieval pigs might have looked like. The 16 hectares are also used to grow and with different crops and forest types.
Special events around the year invite the visitors to experience festive occasions, themed workshops and groups. The products of the museum are sold in the Museum shop. Our kitchen offers simple but very tasty .
The Village Museum Düppel is open for visitors at weekends and bank holidays between April and October. School groups can visit the Museum all-year round from Monday to Friday on pre-booked guided tours or workshops.
On Normal Weekends 3,-/1,50 EUR
Special Events 5,-/2,50 EUR
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Prof. Dr. M. Fansa
Dr. Julia Heeb
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