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Sehenswürdigkeiten in Merzig: Expeditionsmuseum Werner Freund – Werner Freund Expedition Museum

Expeditionsmuseum Werner Freund – Werner Freund Expedition Museum

Shrunken heads and poison arrows

In the centre of Merzig, visitors have an opportunity to escape into distant jungles and remote regions of the globe. Wandering among exotic exhibits, such as shrunken heads and poison-tipped arrows, you can explore uncharted terrain at the WERNER FREUND EXPEDITION MUSEUM. The behavioural researcher, world famous for his extraordinary time spent living with wolves at the Merzig Wolf Park, led 17 expeditions on various continents, some of them to previously unexplored regions. He studied the behaviour of native peoples in South America, Africa, Asia and Papua New Guinea. From all of his journeys, he brought back gifts from the native people but also things he obtained from them by bartering.

Several hundred of these exhibits, along with impressive photographs, which were donated to the town of Merzig by Mr and Mrs Freund, can now be seen in the Werner Freund Expedition Museum, providing a wealth of information and an insight into life in the jungle. The exhibits are displayed in different rooms based on the regions of South America, Africa, Asia and Papua New Guinea.

Opening times

The expedition museum is open from February to December on Sundays from 14:00 to 18:00. In Saarland holiday periods, the museum is also open on Thursdays between 14:00 and 18:00.

 

“Rediscover Your Home” campaign

There are many museums on different themes throughout Saarland. To promote the smaller Saarland museums in particular, the state and the Saarland Museums Association launched the “Rediscover Your Home” campaign.

Smaller museums are presented on the Saarland Facebook page and users can vote for their favourites.

In the second round, featuring small museums in the Merzig-Wadern district, the Werner Freund Expedition Museum received the most votes and this video was produced:

 

Kontakt

Expeditionsmuseum Werner Freund – Werner Freund Expedition Museum
Propsteistraße 4
66661 Merzig

Anfahrt Expeditionsmuseum Werner Freund – Werner Freund Expedition Museum

+49 (0) 6861/85-330
tourist@merzig.de

Bildergalerie

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Location and directions

Propsteistraße 4, Merzig, Deutschland


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