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The Value of Water
Everything in Flow?

22 Apr 22 — 5 Feb 23

Rhine diorama in the exhibition (detail), Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert

Water is the basis of all life and an indispensable commodity. It is habitat and food, source of energy, transport medium and raw material. In Wiesbaden, the streams of the Taunus join the flow of the Rhine, hydrothermal springs have been used for tens of thousands of years, and since modern times the world has been curing here. For the Wiesbaden Year of Water, the exhibition offers a water journey through time and space. Numerous objects from the past and present document Wiesbaden's relationship to water and allow a look into the future. What developments lie ahead and how can we influence them? Climate change, sealing and agricultural industrialization illustrate the increasing value of water and call for sustainable action.

Model of a hatching mayfly, Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert.
Model of a hatching mayfly, Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert.

Family exhibition

Model of the city of Wiesbaden (detail), Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert.
Model of the city of Wiesbaden (detail), Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert.

The second, a nature diorama, scoops up a 5-metre stretch of Rhine riverbank and transports it into the museum, replete with animals and plants.The natural diversity in and around water can also be studied in aquariums, photographs, and models. Between them all, the exhibition contains numerous objects that visualize Wiesbaden’s relationship with water and offer us a glimpse of future water management. What developments lie ahead and how can we influence them?

The exhibition features two juxtaposed presentations, one on water use and one on aquatic habitats. The first is a scale model of the town centre showing not only the bubbling thermal springs, but also the canal network and streams that flow under the city that are otherwise hidden from view. 

Rhine diorama in the exhibition (detail), Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert
Rhine diorama in the exhibition (detail), Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert
Model of a gray heron, Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert.
Model of a gray heron, Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert.

Children can explore the exhibition by following in the footsteps of Ekko the giant, a local figure of legend. Ekko guides them to many hands-on learning stations, where, for example, they can use microscopes to spot the tiniest aquatic creatures, follow the course of water through the city by shooting marbles down a track, or explore Wiesbaden’s streams on a touchscreen.

Wiesbaden is a city of water. Every day, two million litres of thermal water gush into the city from 27 springs. There are 55 mountain brooks that run down from the Taunus towards Wiesbaden, and 2300 cubic metres of water stream past the city every second in the River Rhine. The city’s history is intrinsically linked to its thermal springs, industries settled on the banks of the Rhine, and the growing population presents ever greater demands on the supply of drinking water and on wastewater discharge and treatment.

Also visit the exhibition

Calendar

Heute

Sat 21
11:00 —13:45
MUSEUMSWERKSTATT FÜR KINDER

Den „Wert des Wassers“ in seiner Vielfalt erleben und dazu künstlerisch gestalten

Mit Irene Schwetz, Dipl. F.K.
Diorama in der Ausstellung. Foto: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert

Nach einer Erkundungstour arbeiten die Kinder selbst künstlerisch unter fachkundiger Begleitung

10,— Euro, für Kinder von 6—12 Jahre, Tickets über den Ticketshop oder vor Ort

May 22

Sun 22
15:00 —16:00
ÖFFENTLICHE FÜHRUNG

Vom Wert des Wassers — Alles im Fluss?

In Wiesbaden vereinen sich die Bäche des Taunus im Strom des Rheins, hydrothermale Quellen werden seit zehntausenden von Jahren genutzt und seit der Neuzeit kurt hier die Welt. Zum Wiesbadener Jahr des Wassers können Sie in der Ausstellung eine Wasser-Reise durch Zeit und Raum begehen.

3,— Euro, zzgl. Eintritt Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt
   
15:00 —17:00
OFFENES ATELIER FÜR FAMILIEN

Ohne Wasser ist alles nichts! Gemeinsame Entdeckungsreise durch die aktuellen Wasser-Ausstellungen in Kunst und Natur + Atelierwerkstatt

Mit Daniel Altzweig
Foto: Museum Wiesbaden

Gemeinsam im Museum Schätze entdecken!

Im Rahmen einer gemeinsamen aktiven Erkundung der Sammlungen von Kunst und Natur, wird dort gemeinsam gemalt, gezeichnet und mit spannendem Material den Dingen auf den Grund gegangen.

Erwachsene 5,— Euro, Kinder frei
Wed 25
12:15 —12:35
NATURPAUSE

Das alte warme Meer von Wiesbaden

Mit Dr. Eric Walliser
Diorama in der Ausstellung. Foto: Museum Wiesbaden

Jeden Mittwoch um 12:15 Uhr bieten die Fachwissenschaftler*innen des Museums Wiesbaden eine Kurzführung entweder in den Kunstsammlungen oder der Naturhistorischen Sammlung an.

3,— Euro, inkl. Eintritt Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt

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