Information point Goseck
Visitor Centre Archaeology
The past begins just below the earth’s surface. Not far from the idyllic Goseck Castle on the river Saale, archaeologists have discovered the traces of a 7000 year old Stone Age solar observatory – and rebuilt it true to the original with 1675 oak palisades.
The Solar Observatory
The remains of the Gosecker circular ditch complex were only discovered in 1991. In the following years, the archaeologists’ survey provided details of the site and other finds in the surrounding area.
In Goseck Castle we have developed an exhibition in which visitors can become researchers themselves and experience the phenomenon of the circular ditch installations and the solar observatory.
Goseck in the course of time
In the mid-1990s, two concentric trenches and numerous pits were found inside the plant. Remains of a prehistoric settlement were discovered 200 metres east of the plant.
Visitors will not only find answers to questions about the astronomical background and the interpretation of the circular ditch complex. They also discover findings and discover what it is all about: A comprehensive picture of the world of our ancestors is created.
Conception and scenography
- Development of visit dramaturgy and Main Idea
- Content development and exhibition concept
- Development of interactive exhibits
Design and planning
- Exhibition design and planning in all project phases
- Graphics development
- Exhibits and fixtures
Project management and implementation
- Implementation as general contractor
- Project management (all phases)
- Tendering and awarding
- Production monitoring and cost management
- Content management and graphic production
- Client: Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie, Halle und Gemeinde Goseck
- Execution period: 09/2005 – 05/2006
- Exhibition area: 110 sqm