Guided tours and workshops – Wunderkammer Olbricht

Monthly or booked guided tours through the Wunderkammer gave an insight into the concept of the chambers of curiosities and explained individual outstanding objects.

The audioguides for children made a visit of the Wunderkammer an unforgettable experience with exciting stories and matching musical accompaniment. Pupils from our partner school, Gustav-Falke-Schule developed it working with musician Juliane Tief and art historian Sabine Lata.

Audioguides for adults could be borrowed on site or downloaded with the free cloudguide app. With this audioguide (English/ German) through the Wunderkammer you will find information about 31 precious objects.

Detectives and explorers were invited to our scavenger hunt through the Wunderkammer Olbricht. Our young visitors could use their heightened senses to playfully get to know the artworks. Prior registration for the scavenger hunt was not necessary, and the hunt could be started at any time. The scavenger hunt questionnaire was available in German, English and French.

On the occasion of the Humboldt Year in 2019, me Collectors Room Berlin had developed a scavenger hunt through the city, which guided participants to important places in Humboldt’s life. The final destination in the hunt was the Wunderkammer Olbricht. This is where the Humboldt Cup could be found which was commissioned in the mid-seventeenth century by Johann Moritz of Nassau, Governor-General of Dutch Brazil; it came into the possession of Alexander von Humboldt in 1795. The scavenger hunt was free of charge and you can download the scavenger hunt here.

The workshop “Amazement, Discovery, Understanding” sent the children on a journey through the Wunderkammer Olbricht, where rare treasures, wonderful and old from Renaissance and Baroque times but also something new could be explored. The children got to know mythological figures and classical handicrafts from different countries and could also experience materials in a haptic way. In the practical part, the students independently created a concept of a Wunderkammer and implemented it creatively.