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Projects

Bookable projects

From June to October you can make butter yourself and then taste it, on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Museum

Experience history and get a feel for how people in the Sorbian/Wendish settlement area of Lusatia once lived. How did they cope with everyday life? How were the fields farmed? Why are there so many legends about Lusatia? What is a Spinnte? You are guaranteed to get an answer to all these questions on a guided tour of our house.

Let yourself be enchanted by our unique Wendish traditional costumes. Learn what the Zapust is and why winter is driven out. Have you ever heard of the Kokot?  Let yourself be enchanted by the diversity of Sorbian customs and traditions.

Führung: 1 h
Gruppenstärke: bis 24 Personen (ab 25 Personen werden 2 Führungen angeboten)
Zeitraum:  ganzjährig
Preis: 4,00 € Eintritt, 1 € Führung

Workshops

Butter

Who doesn't recognise the wonderful, warm smell of freshly baked bread? What goes better with that than fresh, homemade butter? However, how difficult was it to make back then? Do you think it was impossible or too complicated? We give you the opportunity to make your own butter.

Zeit: 1 h
Alter: ab 4 Jahren
Zeitraum: ganzjährig
Preis:  1,50 € zum Eintritt

Church

Many Protestant churches are relatively unadorned in their interior decoration. Let the half-timbered church in Dissen surprise you. We guarantee that it will give your neck muscles a workout. Admire more than a hundred different plants, animals and symbols and the unique Sorbian/Wendish and German inscriptions next to the pictorial life story of Jesus. Walk with us through Dissen's church history. Get to know the well-known Sorbian pastors of Dissen who shaped the place.

Führung: 1 h
Gruppenstärke: bis 24 Personen (ab 25 Personen werden 2 Führungen angeboten)
Zeitraum: ganzjährig
Preis: 4,00 € Eintritt, 1 € Führung

Potato king

A project day all about the humble potato. You will learn a lot about this special plant and its history. You can complete a quiz with the help of our timeline, cook some potato soup or curd cheese (quark), potatoes and linseed oil. As a souvenir, the children can create greeting cards with a potato print.

Zeit: 1 h
Alter: ab 4 Jahren
Zeitraum: ganzjährig
Preis: 3,50 € zum Eintritt

Easter

Who doesn't recognise the beautifully and lavishly decorated Sorbian/Wendish Easter eggs? Do you want to discover the secrets of the techniques? Then the local history museum in Dissen is the right place for you. Here you will learn how the elaborate patterns are applied to the egg and what meaning the individual symbols have for the Sorbs/Wends. You will quickly notice that no two eggs look the same and that each one is unique. Just try out the wax-reserve technique yourself and create your very own Wendish Easter eggs.

Zeit: 1,5 h
Gruppenstärke: max. bis 30 Erwachsene oder Kinder
Zeitraum: März/April
Preis: 5,50 € Erwachsene | 4,00 € Kinder | 1,00 € für 3 ausgepustete Eier

 

Anleitung sorbische Wachsmaltechnik Heimatmuseum Dissen DEUTSCH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glYznzA2qIw

Anleitung sorbische Wachsmaltechnik Heimatmuseum Dissen Sorbisch/Wendisch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sBuTmWtEM8

Baked apple

Outside, it's wet and cold, the warm stove bench beckons in the living room. The smell from the kitchen is delicious and inviting. The wonderful smell and the warmth spread a feeling of security. The dark season has begun – it's baked apple time! With us, you can fill baked apples yourself, which are then roasted in the oven. Experience the wonderful aroma throughout the house. In the meantime, you can listen to Sorbian and other fairy tales or take a discovery tour through our museum. Afterwards, you can enjoy the baked apples.

Zeit:                            1 h
Alter:                          ab 4 Jahren
Zeitraum:                   November - Februar
Preis:                          2,50 € zum Eintritt

Sweet porridge

Do you know the fairy tale about sweet porridge? Sweet and sticky – that's a real tasty porridge. Find out why millet porridge was so important for the people. You will be amazed! Experience how a meal for several people is made from a small bowl of millet. While the millet swells and simmers, you can listen to the fairy tale about the "sweet porridge" or go on a discovery tour through our museum. Afterwards, the sweet porridge is finally served!

Zeit:                            1 h
Alter:                          ab 4 Jahren
Zeitraum:                   November - Februar
Preis:                          2,50 € zum Eintritt

Shrovetide

Everyone knows the pictures of young girls in their elaborately embroidered festive costumes. In many places in Lower Lusatia it is the time of Zapust – when the Sorbian Shrovetide is celebrated. Why do the young people parade through the village with brass bands and partners at the beginning of the year? What other winter customs are celebrated? Find out everything about the traditions of the Sorbs/Wends in winter, during a guided tour through our lovingly run house and a mulled wine to beat the cold or coffee and cake (by arrangement for a donation). Afterwards, watch the Zapustum procession. Get a feel for what it means when traditions are alive.

Führung:                    1 h
Zeitraum:                   in der Regel am dritten Wochenende im Februar (den genauen Termin erfragen Sie telefonisch)
Zu einer Führung zu diesem Thema sind Sie in der Winterzeit immer herzlich willkommen.
Preis:                          5,00 €

Rooster plucking

The grain harvest is in and it is time for the farmers to celebrate the grain harvest. The end of the grain harvest was celebrated in the Wendish villages with the Kokot, the plucking of the rooster. Find out which harvest customs still exist, what cornflowers and a man called Johann are all about, or why people ride around a stollen in the summer. Afterwards, you can watch the rooster plucking in the village and see for yourself what it means when traditions are alive.

Führung:                    1 Std.
Gruppenstärke:
Zeitraum:                   in der Regel am dritten Wochenende im August (den genauen Termin erfragen Sie telefonisch)
Preis:                          5,00 €

Pupil projects in the Dissen local history museum

From the lucky dragon and the industrious “Lutki”

Zeit:                             1 h
Gruppenstärke:       max. 30
Zeitraum:                   ganzjährig
Preis:                           7,50 € pro Schüler (inklusive Eintritt, Essenproben und Bastelmaterial), Schulprojekt für die Primarstufe (1. – 6. Klasse)

Why does the dragon bring luck in Sorbian/Wendish villages? What is it about Lady Midday? Are snakes good animals? Why is it not allowed to swear at night in the Spreewald?

The pupils get incredibly special answers to these questions in our museum and get to know the Sorbian figures from legends. They learn what a saga is and what a fairy tale is and how the two differ. At the same time, they get to help the Lutken and bake little Lutken breads and eat them with homemade butter. Those who want to and have time may make a will-o'-the-wisp, a lutk or a plon.

This offer can be extended with the storyteller and puppeteer Pittko (the storyteller must be paid for separately).

Sorbian House – the hospitable table

Zeit:                            1 h
Gruppenstärke:       max. 30
Zeitraum:                   ganzjährig
Preis:                           7,50 € pro Schüler (inklusive Eintritt und Essenproben)
Schulprojekt für die Primarstufe (1. – 6. Klasse)

From food and drink in the Middle Ages to the present day The pupils are greeted with bread and salt. They learn why this gift was so precious. We go on a journey back in time to the Middle Ages and visit the open-air Stary lud. There, the pupils will learn a lot of new things about eating habits in the Middle Ages. Back in the museum, we look at agriculture over the last 200 years. Here, the pupils can make their own butter and eat it with fresh country bread or curd cheese (quark), potatoes and linseed oil. As a sweet conclusion, everyone can try white bread with linseed oil and sugar.

The Light of the Will-o'-the-Wisp

Führung:                    1 h
Gruppenstärke:       max. 30
Zeitraum:                   ganzjährig
Preis:                           5,50 € pro Schüler (inklusive Eintritt und Material)
Schulprojekt für Kinder ab Klasse 3

Find the will-o'-the-wisp on our timeline and complete a quiz. How do we get light into the darkness? With a candle, we get some light and therefore we have to draw our own candle out of wax.

Using the timeline with about 100 exciting historical dates, the children will complete a quiz. Data on technology, the settlement of Lusatia or important events in Dissen should help to rank the historical sequence of events.

"About the Sorbs"

Führung:                    1 h
Gruppenstärke:       ab 20 Schülern
Zeitraum:                   ganzjährig
Preis:                           5,50 € pro Schüler (inklusive Eintritt und Märchenerzähler)

Local history with music and jokes for children aged nine and over.

What is the name of the oldest people in Lusatia? When, where and why do they go camping? Why did the Sorbs learn German properly? What were the women from the Spreewald doing in Berlin 100 years ago? This and much more can be learned from the songwriter Pittkunings by any child who is curious and able to listen. Any time by appointment.

Food and drink keep body and soul together / Dajśo se zesłoźeś

Führung:                    1 h
Gruppenstärke:       max. 30
Zeitraum:                   ganzjährig (Im Winter Kräuter aus dem Gewächshaus)
Preis:                           5,50 € pro Schüler (inklusive Eintritt und Material)

Following food and drink, food storage and dishes follow from weddings. The children collect wild herbs, identify them and then stir them into their herb curd. The homemade butter may be eaten with fresh bread.

The Church year

Führung:                    1 h
Gruppenstärke:       max. 30
Zeitraum:                   ganzjährig (Im Winter Kräuter aus dem Gewächshaus)
Preis:                           4,00 € pro Schüler (inklusive Eintritt)

In this LER project, former catechist Bernd Pittkunings leads a tour of the beautifully decorated Dissen church. The pupils learn about all the church holidays by looking at the painted galleries and can ask what they want to know about a church and service.

Listen – join in!

Führung:                    1 h
Gruppenstärke:       max. 30
Zeitraum:                   ganzjährig
Preis:                           4,00 € pro Schüler (inklusive Eintritt)

Songs to listen to, sing along and join in with about grandmothers, animals in the fire pond, a young man in love, dreams of Africa and holidays from the song poet Pittkunings.

New Year

Who doesn't recognise the imaginatively designed New Year's gifts or as we say here: "Nowolětka"? What were they once used for and who got them? Would you like to hear and experience more about this Sorbian/Wendish custom? Then visit us in the museum and we'll make these figures together and, along the way, we'll teach you the almost lost knowledge about this custom and its use today. Everyone can then take their “Nowolětka” home with them or give them to family members or friends.

Projektdauer:      etwa 1 h

Gruppenstärke: bis 30 personen

Zeitraum:            November- Februar

Preis:                  1,50 €

Arznei- und Gewürzpflanzengarten
www.Spreewaldkraeuter.de

Storchenführung
www.Spreeaue.eu (Naturkundeverein)

Führung in die Spreeaue
www.Spreeaue.eu (Naturkundeverein)