Get to know a landscape!
In Altranft we present you the Oderbruch - its unique water system, people and rural culture.
Our exhibition tour begins at Altranft Castle, a 19th-century manor house in the middle of a landscaped park. We work with art, words, modern media and historical collection. As a central object, Antje Scholz's Gespinst shows the special topography of the Oderbruch, the water flow of the Oder, and the over 1,000 kilometer long ditch system with pumping stations and weirs. Photographs of people and places from the Oderbruch, films and audio stations appeal to all the senses. Other exhibition rooms feature small shrines with objects from our heritage sites as well as a wealth of historical objects. With a large Oderbruch marble run, the flow paths of the water can be playfully explored. The castle also introduces visitors to local history, opens its workshop rooms to children and young people, displays fine art and invites them to salon discussions. In the museum there is a lot of material to browse and read about the landscape.
From here we invite you to the village tour: an old thatched farm worker's house, a village smithy and a patronal church are some of the stops. At the farm at the top of the village we will introduce you to the challenges of modern farming. With a Talk Walk we will give you memories and experiences of the inhabitants of Altranft at different points of the village.
Altranft's history began as a fishing village. Since the 14th century it became an estate farming village and experienced five owner families. In the GDR period Altranft was one of the first villages where an LPG (agricultural production cooperative) was founded. Already in the eighties it became a museum village.
In the program TRAFO - Models for Culture in Change, it was transformed into a workshop for rural culture, a museum for regional development, with the support of the Federal Cultural Foundation, the district of Märkisch-Oderland, the city of Bad Freienwalde and the Drosos Foundation.