Industrial Culture in Wittenberge

Industrial Culture in Wittenberge
A town between two large metropolises, Berlin and Hamburg, that’s us.

This once small agrarian town grew into a prosperous city with world-renowned industries. Until the end of the GDR we produced millions of the most modern sewing machines in our Singer and Veritas factories, the finest oils in the Märkische Ölmühle, the most delicious sweets from Eduard Witte & Sons and much more.

Thanks to the vision of the people of Wittenberge, each of these places has found a new identity - and with impressive results. Today, the joyful sounds of talented artists at the Elbland Festival play over the picturesque Prignitz landscape where oil seeds used to grow. Under our town landmark, the Singer clock tower, the next generation learns the professions of the future. Still, one thing always remained the same throughout the ages: our love for the Elbe river.

You can experience our industrial history in six different locations, starting at the Old Oil Mill and the Clocktower of the Singer sewing machine factory. We also invite you to travel back in time at our historic locomotive depot, our cellulose and rayon mill, the seed storage, the city museum and the Packhof Quarter.

Current opening hours, prices, events and guided tours can be found on

Paul-Lincke-Platz 1
19322 Wittenberge
Tel.: +49(0)3877-92918-81 /-82
Contact person: Sylvia Kieke and Spiller-Witt
E-Mail: touristinfo[at]

Opening times:
All year round: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
May - September: Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
October - April: Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm

Image rights:
© Stadt Wittenberge/Dietze

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