Guided tours & events
lively activity and informative entertainment at the earthquake station
Guided tours – e.g. on the first Sunday of every month
The guided tours on the first Sunday of each month start at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the historic earthquake observatory, including the drop of the 4000 kg Mintrop sphere. Registration is not necessary – but welcome.
We also offer special guided tours for interested persons and groups, which usually last 1.5 to 2 hours. Please notify us of your wishes using the form “Your visit“. On the contact form you will find, among other things, the input fields “Time from” and “Time to”. Here you can enter the desired time for the start of your desired guided tour. You will then receive a reply from us.
If there are more visitors, smaller groups will be formed to visit the interior rooms. Depending on the weather, part of the tour will take place outside – please wear weatherproof clothing. As the temperatures in the two windowless earthquake houses surrounded by thick walls are usually low, a jumper or jacket should not be missing during the visit!
All guided tours are free of charge. However, we would be very pleased to receive a small, voluntary donation for the benefit of our non-profit association. The amount of the donation is of course up to you. The guides are long-time members of the association and all work on a voluntary basis.
Living history of science
Since taking over the site as the association “Wiechert’sche Erdbebenwarte Göttingen e.V.”, we have endeavoured to open the area to interested people to make the history of science come alive.
To be honest, we did not expect such huge crowds of families, groups, interested people and scientists over the years. Their enthusiasm has constantly motivated us to stick to our commitment, which we gladly did.
Anniversary events on 18 and 23 Sep. 2022
On Friday, 23 September, the Society held a festive matinée for invited guests at Holborn’s House in Göttingen. The focus of this event within the framework of the festive week for the 100th anniversary of the “Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft” (German Geophysical Society), founded on the initiative of Prof. Emil Wiechert, were the lectures by
Dr. Andreas Förster, Berlin, on “Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss – pioneers of geomagnetism” and
Dr. Bernd Leiss, University of Göttingen, on “Seismology in Göttingen from 1908 to today, application to a geothermal project”.
The weekend before, on 18 September, the association invited all interested parties to a special “Open Day” with guided tours and activities for adults and children.