Open-air museum "Zeitsprung" Klinge / Muzeum pód gołym njebjom "Casowy skok" Klinka

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Natural history exhibition and geological outcrop

Geographical location

Near Klinge, 12 km east of Cottbus, the Cottbus Museum of Nature and Environment has been conducting a geological-palaeontological excavation in Eemian-Warm Pleistocene lake deposits since 1985.
The outcrop is located between a former clay pit and the southern slope of the Jänschwalde open pit. In a 2-3 m high, 2 m wide and 12 m long section, the stratigraphic sequence of an Eemian-Warm Period to Early Weichselian-Cold Period lake is exposed in a picture-perfect manner.


The "Zeitsprung Open-Air Museum" was opened on 17 May 2008. The municipality of Wiesengrund created this open-air museum on the site adjacent to the Eem deposit with the help of public funding. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the future Klinger Lake, which is currently being flooded. The knowledge of the importance - and thus the protection - of this Eem deposit is mainly due to the commitment of the geologists Rolf and Ursula Striegler. Their excavations brought unique insights into the geological development during the Eemian warm period.
On the grounds of the museum, a wetland biotope, various display boards and a shelter building have been created, in which visitors are greeted by an original-sized replica of a woolly-haired female mammoth with her offspring in front of a recreated Eemian-Warm Period landscape. The site of the first mammoth skeleton in Germany to be found almost completely preserved was in the neighbourhood. This fossil find is preserved by the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. A replica true to the original can be seen in the district house in Forst (Lausitz). On an adventure trail, visitors can marvel at full-size replicas of a giant deer and a woolly rhinoceros.
The museum is run by the "Interessengemeinschaft Klinger See e.V.". The objectives of the association include:
  • Implementation of the design concept for the southern rim of the emerging Klinge Lake in close cooperation with the "Heimatverein Klinge e.V.".
  • The design and operation of the "Eem deposit Klinge" as an open-air museum "Zeitsprung".
  • Promotion of soft tourism along the Fürst Pückler cycle path here

 Offers for children - With Kobi to the museum

Kobi - the little house ghost - is at home in the museum. He lives there in a slipper under the stove. At midnight, he eavesdrops on the old museum pieces when they tell stories about the past. He tells these exciting stories to the museum staff, who then pass them on to the children - stories from the old, old days.

Kobi offers:

Fossils up close and personal - a special kind of leap back in time to the Eemian warm period

The open-air museum shows a picture-book sequence of layers from the last two ice ages and the intervening Eemian warm period in a very special way. Many fossil animal and plant finds have made this area famous since 1891. You can experience history at first hand in the walk-through archaeological monument, along the circular path, on the adventure trail and in the dome building, and transport yourself back to the Eemian warm period about 128,000-115,000 years ago. Many information boards can be explored, and in the "Fossilium" - our excavation workshop - fossils can be searched for under guidance. Just like real geologists do, all the finds are pasted, identified and labelled on an excavation report.

Further information on the offer:
A guided tour of the open-air museum is followed by work in the "Fossilium". Depending on the size of the class, work can be done in two to three groups, see "Supplementary offers" (duration approx. 2 hrs).

The programme takes place outdoors and is aimed at students in grades 5 to 12.
Dates: by arrangement from March to October between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pre-registration: one week before at the latest
Admission per person: € 2.00

Complementary offers:
Depending on the class level, puzzle rally, casting and painting fossils, information about the formation of lignite.

Open-air museum "Zeitsprung" Klinge



"Klinger See e.V. Community of Interest".
Seat: "Old Sheepfold
Gosdaer Dorfstraße 24
OT Gosda / Gózd
03149 Wiesengrund / Łukojce

WGS84 N51.74722,E14.51585
UTM 33U,E466576,N5733035

Phone: 0152 290 960 55 Ms Kerstin Diener
E - Mail:

Opening hours
01 March - 31 October
daily from 9:00 - 18:00 hrs

Donation stone
Entrance fees are not charged

Approach via the A 15 motorway to the Roggosen exit
Continue towards Forst until Kathlow, turn left towards Klinge
Turn left before the town sign. After the level crossing, keep right (Ziegeleistraße along the border of the open-cast mine).
Parking at the Robber Baron Gate.

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To the museum with Kobi