Mülheim: “Body Worlds” and “Terracotta Army” in the technical center


Muelheim – It is a deep insight into human nature …

Gunther von Hagens’ (76) exhibition “Body Worlds” with around 180 exhibits is currently being set up in the Mülheim “Technikum” – including an ice skating couple, a chess player and a firefighter. Everything was delivered in six 40-tonne trucks.

The chess player is one of 20 large plastinates

Photo: Tim Foltin

The spectacular show, which has already attracted 50 million visitors worldwide, opens on Friday on the former Tengelmann site (until August 22). Admission: 9 to 21 euros in advance sales. Due to the corona, only 50 visitors are allowed in at the same time. Thousands of tickets were sold in advance.

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Curator Burkard Pfrenzinger amidst the terracotta warriors

Photo: Tim Foltin

▶ ︎ Right next door, the world-famous Terracotta Army – an archaeological sensation that was only discovered in 1974 – is waiting for visitors from Thursday (until September 19). Admission: 10 to 18 euros. Curator Burkard Pfrenzinger (67) brought the clay figures to Europe for the first time 20 years ago: “We have set up 150 full-size replicas of warrior figures and horses from the Chinese Empire. They are all fired in old clay ovens and weigh 150 to 450 kilos. “

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The heart is the focus of the Mülheim “body worlds”

Photo: Tim Foltin

The “Technikum” celebrates its premiere with the two exhibitions as a new event location in the Ruhr area. The organizers are concerned that the incidence number will stay above 100 for longer. Because then they would have to close again.

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