Panorama Museum - Bad Frankenhausen

Panorama Museum - Bad Frankenhausen
Panorama Museum - Bad Frankenhausen

Panorama Museum -  Bad Frankenhausen

The colour palette seems endless, a world of its own encloses the visitors, its diversity and depth of detail sheer overwhelming. The tallest people clearly tower above their viewers. Up to three metres tall, the more than 3000 figures unfold their own cosmos on the 14-metre-high and 123-metre-long screen. More than three million guests have already been captivated by the Sistine of the North, which has lost none of its fascination even 30 years after its opening. It was in the summer of 1983 when the well-known Leipzig painter, graphic artist and professor Werner Tübke touched the 1700 square metre canvas with his brush for the first time. Seven years earlier, he had been commissioned to create a monumental painting about the "Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany" in the Panorama, on the legendary Battle Hill of the Peasants' War in Bad Frankenhausen. According to the will of the GDR government, he had until 1989, the 500th anniversary of Thomas Müntzer's birth.
Tübke began researching the German Peasants' War, the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the modern era, producing drawings, paintings and lithographs. Finally, a scaled-down draft of the monumental painting is created in Tübke's Leipzig studio, contour drawings are later projected and transferred onto the canvas in tenfold enlargement, almost down to the last detail - 15 artists work together with Tübke on the gigantic circular painting. Incidentally, the canvas, woven in one piece, came from the Soviet Union, precisely cut to fit and sewn together on site by Günter Hohlstamm, a long-established master saddler from Frankenhausen. It took 54 men to hang the 1.1 tonne canvas in the Panorama.
In autumn 1987, Werner Tübke officially completed the painting with his final signature. Two years later, the Panorama Museum opened, shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Thus, the unique work of art soon experienced often controversial discussions about its meaning, value and task - a commissioned work in which Tübke nevertheless realised his very personal artistic ideas and created a visually powerful, fantasy-laden journey through time.

Opening Times:

Tuesday - Sunday
10 am - 5 pm

Public holidays
10 am - 5 pm

31 December
10 am - 3 pm

24 December closed

Infos & Service:

Address:
Am Schlachtberg 9
06567 Bad Frankenhausen

Contact:
Phone 034671 6190
info@panorama-museum.de

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Museum tour for children's groups

Museum tour for children's groups

Children's programme at the Spengler Museum. A Spengler Museum employee introduces the museum to the children and accompanies them on a tour of the house.
Children's programme: Washing day with the Spengler family

Children's programme: Washing day with the Spengler family

Children's programme in the Spengler Museum. To set the mood, the Spengler family is introduced and the course of a washing day 100 years ago is described.
Children's programme: Sangerhausen in the Middle Ages

Children's programme: Sangerhausen in the Middle Ages

Children's programme at the Spengler Museum. On a tour of the museum we look at all the objects exhibited on the theme of the Middle Ages.
Children's Programme: Stone Age

Children's Programme: Stone Age

Children's programme at the Spengler Museum. The guided tour begins in the Ice Age and introduces the mammoth skeleton from Edersleben and the Palaeolithic hunters from Bilzingsleben.
Children's programme: Old children's game

Children's programme: Old children's game

Children's programme at the Spengler Museum. In a guided tour through the Spengler Museum, the children experience that people lived differently in the past than they do today.
Children's programme: With slate and quill pen

Children's programme: With slate and quill pen

Children's programme at the Spengler Museum. Learning to write like 100 years ago.
Children's programme: Mammoth crafting

Children's programme: Mammoth crafting

Children's programme at the Spengler Museum. In a guided tour of the Spengler Museum, the children learn about the mammoth skeleton.
Children's Programme 1: Museum Rally

Children's Programme 1: Museum Rally

Children's programme at the Spengler Museum. The children explore the whole museum independently to answer the questions on the rally sheet.
Spengler Museum

Spengler Museum

The Spengler Museum is the regional museum for Sangerhausen and the surrounding area.
Spengler House

Spengler House

The Spengler House was the home of Gustav Adolf Spengler, master carpenter, local historian and mammoth excavator from Sangerhausen, and his family.
Sondershausen Residence Palace

Sondershausen Residence Palace

The four-winged Renaissance castle with its extensive park towers over the market square of Sondershausen.
Nordhäuser Traditional Distillery

Nordhäuser Traditional Distillery

Like Henriette, the Nordbrand mascot, the people of Nordhausen have been choosing the "right" grain for their schnapps for over 500 years
Royal Palace Tilleda

Royal Palace Tilleda

Medieval traces dug deep into the fertile soil of the Golden Aue fascinate visitors in the region on the eastern shore of the Kelbra reservoir.
Harzer Schmalspurbahnen - Steam Museum

Harzer Schmalspurbahnen - Steam Museum

The smell is characteristic, small coal particles swirl through the air, clouds of steam curl into the sky, a shrill whistling sound is heard.
Allstedt Castle & Palace

Allstedt Castle & Palace

For over 250 years, the imperial palace of Allstedt Castle was one of the most important political centres of the Holy Roman Empire.

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