Europäisches Hansemuseum Lübeck

From Thieves and Dealers
Time Travel Becomes a Digital Experience through Us
The Europäisches Hansemuseum in the north of the old town of Lübeck – recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site – brings the history of the Hanseatic League to life. In the barrier-free museum with its high-quality building cubature, life in the foreign branches, the offices of the Hanseatic League, is presented. Amptown System Company was commissioned to plan, program, supply, and install the participatory museum technology and media application.

Not only “classic” media technology, but also IT solutions and a practical application of modern RFID technology were part of the task. The museum tour is individualized by a visitor system with Radio Frequency Identification technology. The guests receive a transponder that retrieves defined knowledge content. Interactive media stations provide information on everyday life during the time of the Hanseatic League. This is done in the form of text panels and illustrations, which are both printed and digitally prepared. Full-HD displays of various sizes with touch functions are used here, some of which are coupled with RFID read/write devices. The feed is provided by compact PCs positioned in close proximity. At some stations, the small computers are mounted directly behind the displays. In the media technology sector, around 600 devices are integrated into the network. Media control can be carried out via any computer and, even from mobile devices, via Wi-Fi. All listening stations are equipped with studio headphones in a closed design. LED-based floodlights illuminate the rooms and loudspeakers that are almost invisible provide a suitable sound backdrop. In the foyer, a display wall made up of five upright 55″ displays shows admission prices and general visitor information. Event-based recordings are possible via a content management system and images from live cameras can be activated if required.