Harzgerode Castle Visitor Centre

Strengthen regionality via networks

Located in the city centre of Harzgerode, the Renaissance castle is a landmark of historical importance. In addition to the restaurant, the museum, the ceremonial hall and the tourist information office, which moved into the castle in 2017, a regional centre was to be established. The concept and feasibility study also included a conceptual study highlighting inventors’ spirit and the Harz Mountains as an industrial location.

Discovering the region through interactive and entertaining activities

The Regional Centre is developed as an interactive learning location for natural science and technology topics. Simple phenomena invite playful discovery and are combined with the topic of inventors’ spirit and inventions in the Harz Mountains. The connecting element between the rooms is a marble track, which makes all kinds of information about the Harz accessible in a playful way; for example about history, mining or nature. An exhibition on the themes of inventorship and craftsmanship offers the opportunity to create a contemporary reference as an addition to the previous historical exhibitions in the castle and, at the same time, to have a contemporary theme in the new rooms.


Project development

  • Concept and Feasibility study
  • Financial estimation
  • Visit forecast


Conception and scenography

  • Concept positioning and thematic definition
  • Development of dramaturgy and main idea
  • Content development and exhibition conception
  • Development of interactive exhibits

Design and planning

  • Architecture
  • Exhibition design and planning
  • Graphics and guidance systems

Project information

Client: Stadt Harzgerode

Execution period: seit 09/2016

Contact person

Nina Sperling