Burg Beeskow, which was first mentioned in 1316, has been housing a regional museum for 65 years. It is the only museum in Brandenburg state that focuses on contemporary daily life. Following its goal to understand and shape the region, the institution also serves as place to work, study and negotiate questions regarding the region’s future. On top of that, visitors are able to enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area by climbing 30 meters on top of the bergfried. The castle is also home to a music museum which presents an overview of the history of self-playing instruments. Its collection contains mainly instruments produced in Europe and the U.S., focusing especially on the orchestrion, self-playing and reproduction pianos. In guided tours, visitors can discover the forgotten world of music boxes and explore how music was reproducted 100 years ago.
Foto: Museumsverband des Landes Brandenburg e.V., Lorenz Kienzle