Women's places in the Altmark

Women's places in the Altmark

Many historically significant women have lived in Saxony-Anhalt over the past centuries and have made a significant impact in the areas of education, family, career and in the region. Their stories are told in the FrauenOrten throughout Saxony-Anhalt. The FrauenOrte are intended to remind people that history in Saxony-Anhalt was also shaped by women. The FrauenOrte project has been in existence since 2000, and today there are information boards at more than 50 locations in 37 cities and towns. Memorial plaques have also been erected in Brandenburg, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Saxony.

Grete Minde in front of the Old Town Hall in Tangermünde

Grete Minde is standing in front of Tangermünde's town hall, bound in chains. She belonged to a patrician family and lived in the 17th century. Grete Minde was burned at the stake on March 22, 1619, because she was held responsible for the great town fire in Tangermünde. Her guilt is doubted by historians. You can learn more about her life at the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum.

Jenny Marx House in Salzwedel

In Salzwedel, for example, you will find the birthplace of Jenny Marx. Today, the music school of the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel is located here. However, there is a small permanent exhibition with insights into the life of Jenny Marx and her husband Karl Marc. There is also a life-size bronze sculpture of Jenny Marx in the rose garden.

Open Air Museum Diesdorf

In the open-air museum Diesdorf everything revolves around the culture and way of life of the people in the 17th to 20th centuries. Thanks to a rich dowry, the Altmärkische farmer's wife in the 18th and 19th centuries was able to marry in a manner befitting her station and was thus socially recognized.