The hollow tree stump has it all. The architecture of the NABU Nature Experience Center Blumberger Mühle is based on such a tree remnant – a symbol of the cycles in nature. The visitor is led into the hollow center of the tree stump. From here, nature opens up to him in the form of an exhibition about the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve.
Central points of the exhibition are the topics soil, forest and water. The grounds of the Blumberger Mühle include an outdoor area for European pond turtles, a meadow orchard, a herb garden, a wooden plank path through the moor, a playground and an observation tower from which the bird life of the neighboring fish ponds can be observed, including herons, ospreys and sea eagles.
The in-house restaurant offers organic products from the region as far as possible, e.g. meat from the Kerkow estate or juice from the Klimmek cider factory in Angermünde. More than half of the dishes are vegetarian and change according to season and offer.
In addition to a low-emission gas heating system, solar energy is used to support the heating system and to heat water. A solar shower is available for children and youth camps on the premises. At the numerous events, such as the regional market or the traditional fishing, reusable tableware is used instead of plastic cups. Throughout the year, the team organizes environmental education programs and nature tours for families, groups and individual travelers on site and in the immediate vicinity. The assortment in the store of the information center includes regional products such as honey and liqueurs, as well as reference books on flora and fauna.
The Blumberger Mühle can be reached in an environmentally friendly way by public transport. The BiberBus stop is located directly in front of the object.
Furthermore, the building is equipped with high-quality insulation. Green roofs make a significant contribution to this. It prevents heat loss in winter and keeps the building cool in summer. The surface sealing caused by the building is partially compensated for with a green roof. During construction, the masonry was made of sand-lime bricks, and the exhibition area was built from a wooden framework and clay walls. The wooden windows have thermal insulation glazing, and recycled paper thermal insulation has been blown into the cavities of the exterior walls and roof.
In the interior design, attention was paid to the use of products with a good ecological balance. All items were tested and selected in terms of production, material and recycling possibilities. For example, most of the floors, doors and furniture are made of chemically untreated, domestic natural woods. Only organic paints were used for the necessary painting. The selection of the technical equipment for the Blumberger Mill was subject to the same criteria.
The object is climate friendly because we are
- offer regional and organic products in the restaurant and store
- Use solar energy (heating, hot water, outdoor solar shower).
- print our brochures on 100% recycled paper and climate neutral
- Use only reusable tableware at events
- have designed the outdoor area close to nature
- animate other people to behave in a climate-friendly way with our environmental education events
- have used natural building materials: Wood, clay, natural stone
This company has already used natural building materials and recyclable materials in the construction phase.
This farm produces its own heating and hot water through a solar system.
This business is located directly on the BiberBus line and has bus schedules and tour suggestions for day trips without a car. Charging station for e-bikes.
This farm uses up to 50% regional or organic products.
This farm offers its guests guided nature tours on foot and environmental education events.