Nebra Ark Visitor Centre

The Nebra Ark Visitor Centre was set up at the foot of Mittelberg hill, where the Sky Disc was discovered. Since 2007 the presentation teaches visitors about the secrets of this unique treasure and let them join in solving its puzzles. The exhibition tells the dramatic story of the creation, use and rediscovery of the Sky Disc. Its astronomical meaning is presented in the 22 minute long Planetarium show. The Nebra Ark’s style of presentation reveals the dimensions of the mysterious discovery: far-reaching trade relations, astonishing craft skills and fascinating astronomical knowledge help us see the complexity and sophistication of the cultures of the Bronze Age.

All this is presented with wit and charm: virtual figures flit through the displays, films, comics and even a puppet show will spark your interest in the Sky Disc! You can learn about the astronomy of the Sky Disc in the Planetarium of the Nebra Ark at the foot of Mittelberg hill. More than 3600 years ago the Sky Disc made it possible to determine calendar dates and to link the solar and lunar calendars.

The construction of the centre evokes the symbol of the solar barge. Visible from far away, the building appears to float above the Unstrut river. The immense picture window surrounding the permanent exhibition presents visitors with a vista of the Mittelberg mountain and the observation tower. It is an invitation to discover the Mittelberg with the findspot of the Sky Disc.

Special exhibitions

In addition to the permanent exhibition, regular temporary presentations allow for unexpected and new perspectives on fascinating topics. Find out about current temporary exhibitions and events on theNebra Ark's website.