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Across several thematic areas with numerous interactive elements, you will learn about the origins of our “daily bread” – and discover its impact and adverse effects on our health and the environment.

This exhibition provides a wonderful insight into where our food comes from and how it is produced. Presented across several thematic areas, the museum’s technology-driven, historical collection is linked to social, economic and ecological factors. In the first room, idyll and reality are juxtaposed, symbolised by an original alpine hut and a modern forage harvester. We then focus on livestock and their treatment – from breeding and husbandry to slaughter. The next thematic area is dedicated to agricultural machinery and includes a historic Lanz Bulldog tractor, a combine harvester and a prototype of a field robot. Their field of application – crop cultivation – follows in the next thematic area. At the centre of the exhibition hall in a darkened, partially mirrored room, visitors can watch a large atmospheric projection of a wheat field over the course of a year. At the far end of the exhibition, brewing kettles, a model of a brewery and a steam oven await. And the interactive food shelf provides food for thought on abundance and scarcity in the modern world.

Programme in the exhibition

Der Melkroboter in der Ausstellung.

When will this event take place?

Discover which activities are taking place by checking our daily programme, which is published at around 9.20 each day. Our programme changes daily and includes guided tours, demonstrations, science shows and hands-on activities for individual visitors and small groups of up to five people. All programme events are held in German. They begin either directly where the activity is set to take place or at a guided-tour meeting point in the relevant exhibition.

Special objects in the collection

Facts and Figures

  • Location: Level 3
  • Exhibition space: approx. 982 m2
  • Exhibits and models: approx. 200
  • Media stations and demonstrationsn: 25
  • Dioramas: 3

Any Questions?

  • Dr. Sabine Gerber-Hirt

    Leitung Hauptabteilung AI Naturwissenschaften / Kuratorin für Umwelt und Deutscher Zukunftspreis Leitung des Ausstellungsbeirats und der Abteilung wiss. Volontäre / kuratorische Leiterin der Ausstellung Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

  • Thomas Röber

    Power Machinery, Agricultural and Food Technology Department

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