Ötzi in Wittenburg! What does the "Iceman" have to do with flour?
An answer to this question, which at first seems strange, is provided by the MehlWelten Museum in Wittenburg on the A24 Hamburg-Berlin highway. Everything on display here in the beautiful and carefully restored historic district court building is both fascinating and enlightening. The world's largest and unique collection of flour sacks artfully provides information about the power that different cultures attribute to flour.
How, when and where did the grain evolve from einkorn, the primordial grain, and lead to the first advanced civilizations? How did Mozart get his wig so white and shiny and what is behind the famous Moulin Rouge? And why does one of the largest relief and rescue operations in German history, the Berlin Airlift, fit into this exhibition?
The answers to these questions are provided by the magic word flour, one of the most important staple foods of mankind. The MehlWelten Museum is protected by Demeter, the goddess of grain. She was made of more than 10,000 knots of thread. She welcomes all visitors and promises a stimulating and exciting excursion.
March - October: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November - February: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.
Admission is free!