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Die Museen

Abbey Mill Boitzenburg

Museum of Industrie Brandenburg

Museum of Whittawer Doberlug-Kirchhain

Briquette Factory "Louise" Domsdorf

Fire Brigade Museum Eisenhüttenstadt

Museum of Textile Forst

Industrial Heritage Baruther Glashütte

Museum of Local and Private Railway Gramzow

Civic Museum of Industry Guben

Teltow Museum of Industry Kleinmachnow

Museum of Radio Electronics/Technology Königs Wusterhausen

Museum of Casting Lauchhammer

Civic Museum of Industry Ludwigsfelde

Brickyard Park Mildenberg

Gasworks Neustadt

Museum of Inland Navigation Oderberg

Museum of Fishing and Smeltery Peitz

Filmmuseum Potsdam

Historical Mill of Park Sanssouci Potsdam

City and Brewery Museum Pritzwalk

Museum of Optic Industry Rathenow

Museum Park Rüdersdorf

Museum of Ceramic and Furnace Velten

Civic Museum Wittenberge

Museum of Whittawer Doberlug-Kirchhain
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Museum of Whittawer

Since the 17th century whittawers played an important role for handcraft of Doberlug-Kirchhain. Thanks to the soft water of the river “Kleine Elster”, whittawers made finest leather under hard conditions for about 300 years. Today the Museum of Whittawer presents the tradition and history of the whittawer handcraft. It is the only museum of whittawer in Europe. In an old tanner house from 1753 the museum shows how they made finest leather about 1900. The technical exhibition demonstrates the industrial processing of leather. See an interesting collection of different leathers and coats from all around the world – from mouse to elephant.


Potsdamer Straße 18
03253 Doberlug-Kirchhain

Phone: +49.35322.2293


Opening Hours

Tue - Thu: 9 am to 12 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm
Fri: 10 am to 12 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm
Sat: opening by appointment only
Sun: 2 pm to 4 pm


Museum of Whittawer + Special Exhibition + Technical Exhibtion
Adults 4,00 € / reduced 2,00

Special Exhibition
Adults 2,00 € / reduced 1,00 €

Family Ticket 12,00 €
Groups of 10 and more 3,00 €
Guided Tours 10,00 €