Interactive map at the Hamburg Museum
19.06.2012 | After a comprehensive review, the Museum for Hamburg History today opens a section entitled ‘Taktgeber Hafen’ (The Harbour – A Key Stimulus) featuring a large-scale interactive table as its central element. The touch-sensitive installation allows visitors to take a virtual journey through time and space to explore the development of the city from the Middle Ages through to the present day.
A map of the Hamburg area is projected onto a 3.5 metre square table top. Visitors use a mechanical dial to navigate through eleven epochs and discover how the structure of the city and the landscape developed. In each period the most important urban changes and incisive historical events are highlighted, such as the devastating fire of 1842 and the building of the Speicherstadt. When markings are touched, windows open to provide more detailed information in the form of short texts, pictures and film sequences. The installation can be enjoyed by several visitors at the same time.
The Museum for Hamburg History is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.