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Nebra Ark - Experience the sky disk

© Copyright by Erik Becher

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The innovative visitor centre at the site where the Nebra Sky Disk was found. With planetarium show!

On the Mittelberg near Wangen, a district of Nebra, two predators discovered the Nebra Sky Disk in 1999. After it was recovered in 2002, its story went around the world. Forged over 3,600 years ago, it is the oldest concrete representation of the cosmos in the world and has revolutionized our image of the Bronze Age.

Since 2007 the location of the sky disk has been on the
The innovative visitor centre at the site where the Nebra Sky Disk was found. With planetarium show!

On the Mittelberg near Wangen, a district of Nebra, two predators discovered the Nebra Sky Disk in 1999. After it was recovered in 2002, its story went around the world. Forged over 3,600 years ago, it is the oldest concrete representation of the cosmos in the world and has revolutionized our image of the Bronze Age.

Since 2007, the site where the Sky Disc was found on the Mittelberg has been open to visitors. A 30 m high observation tower invites you to observe the sky. On a clear day you can look from the observation platform to the Brocken, which plays an important role as a landmark in the astronomical interpretation of the Sky Disc. What exactly the astronomy of the Sky Disc is all about is presented in the planetarium of the Nebra Ark visitor centre at the foot of the central mountain. More than 3,600 years ago, the Sky Disc was already used to determine calendar dates and to link the solar and lunar calendars. The extraordinarily designed presentation in Nebra Ark reveals the dimensions of the mysterious find: Extensive trade relations, astonishing craftsmanship and fascinating astronomical knowledge give an idea of how complex and highly developed the cultures of the Bronze Age were. All of this is presented with wit and charm: virtual figures ghosting through the display cases, films, comics and even a Punch and Judy show inspire visitors to Nebra Ark with the story of the sky disk. 

Nebra Ark is part of the archaeo-astronomical network "Heavenly Paths". The five heavenly places include the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle (Saale). There you can also see the original Nebra Sky Disk. 

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April-October:
daily 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

November - March:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday/Sunday/holidays 10:00 - 17:00

November-March:
Closed on Monday and 24.12.
  • Bad weather offer
  • for all weathers
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (any age)
  • Suitable for prams
  • for children (6-10 years)
  • for children (from 10 years)
  • German
  • English
  • Cash payment
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • EC card
  • Bank transfer
  • Children's play corner (inside)
  • WC facility
  • Nappy-changing room
  • Disabled WC
  • Disabled access
  • Accessibility tested
  • People with walking disabilities (partially)
  • People with visual impairment (partially)
from 7,50 € per adult
Car or train (train stop in Wangen), location on the Unstrut and Himmelsscheiben cycle path.
- Audio guide in six languages
- Audioguide with audio guide for the visually impaired

Where:

Address:

Arche Nebra - Cultural Services Burgenland District GmbH

At the stone block 16
06642 Nebra
Phone: +49 34461 / 25520
E-mail: info@himmelsscheibe-erleben.de
website: http://www.himmelsscheibe-erleben.de/

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