Queen-MAUD-LAND

ANTARCTICA

Away from the African heat, the journey continues to the eternal ice of Antarctica. The travel station impressively portrays what it is like when the only colours of the entire environment are various shades of white. You can hear Axel Werner shaking and shivering in his tent – no wonder, considering the temperature in this part of the exhibition is -6°C, the average summer temperature at the Neumayer Station of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI).

Life in

eternal ice

It therefore comes as no surprise that this region of the eighth longitude is basically uninhabited by humans. Queen Maud Land is only a part of Antarctica, but it is about eight times the size of Germany. East Antarctica consists of a massive, single ice crust, and only on the edges do you find a few mountains and valleys not covered in snow and ice. It has a continental climate, with little influence from the ocean, meaning temperatures can be extreme, all the way down to -89°C – a world record. Around 90 per cent of the world’s ice mass and 61 per cent of freshwater reserves are frozen in ice sheets up to 4,500 m thick.

The replica of the Neumayer Station shows how polar researchers are able to withstand the extreme weather conditions and what it is like to live in a research station. Here you can huddle together as ‘temporary residents’, try on polar suits and have a closer look at various instruments and equipment. You can also become acquainted with the research carried out at the station and see what researchers do in their spare time.

On the trail

of climate change

Antarctica is a particularly exciting place for scientists, because the gigantic land ice sheets of the South Pole are a big factor for climate events around the entire globe. In contrast to the Arctic, where sea ice is surrounded by land, land ice is surrounded by the ocean in the Antarctic. Land ice is significantly more stable, preventing Earth from warming even faster. At the same time, the ice sheets, which can be several kilometres thick, contain traces of Earth’s climate history stretching back hundreds of thousands of years.

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April to August

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Sat, Sun, Holidays:10 am - 07 pm

 

 

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September to March

  

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Ticket Prices

Adults 18 years and over16,00 €
Group/Adults (15 people or more)13,00 €
Concessions

11,50 €

Group/Concessions
(15 people or more)
8,50 €
Children aged 4 years and underFree from
Family Ticket 35,00 €