Children and museums - you might think that doesn't fit. In Plau am See, that's not true. The town has a museum where even the young won't get bored. The former Plau Castle offers interesting insights into history, and it also houses a unique museum of local history and technology.
Testimony to technical development
In a barn in the castle courtyard, lovingly restored in 2000 by the Museum Friends of Plau am See, you will find one of the most beautiful exhibitions on 19th century crafts and industry. The focus is on Dr. Ernst Alban, the inventor of the high-pressure steam engine who worked in Plau. A fully functional 1:2 replica (the original is in the German Museum in Munich) of his first project can be seen here. Many other machines that are still running today, such as a printing press or a hobnail machine, can also be visited. Since 2014, the upper floor has also been completed, with many new exhibits. Among other things, an exhibition on Prof. Wilhelm Wandschneider can be experienced.
The historic castle tower is the last remaining part of a fortification built in 1449. During the Thirty Years' War it offered protection from the attacks as well as from the raids of the Brandenburg knights. At the end of the war the fortification was demolished - only the castle tower was spared from this fate. Until 1985, the tower was not used and offered an exciting adventure playground especially for the children of Plau. Then, in 2000, some committed residents of Plau made it their business to restore the tower and make it attractive for visitors. Today it is a popular destination for tourists. With its three-meter-thick walls, an eleven-meter-deep dungeon and its intact tower clock from 1581, it offers an experience worth seeing.
- Access to the museum building is step-free
- all doors/passages are at least 90 cm wide
- Exception: WC door with 80 cm
- paths and corridors are at least 150 cm wide
- elevator with 110 cm width and 140 cm depth
- elevator door: 90 cm wide
- Guided tours for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users
- Seating available during the guided tour
- Route is accessible without steps
- pre-booked tours also for people with hearing, visual and cognitive disabilities
- public parking in the Quetziner Straße
- Information about the exhibits is provided in writing
- assistance dogs may be brought along