In November 2006, the physician and inventor Gunther von
Hagens inaugurated an Anatomical Teaching Center - the PLASTINARIUM in
Guben/Brandenburg, which is the only one of its kind worldwide.
On 3000 sqm of the restored former cloth factory „Gubener
Wolle", visitors are guided through four areas: the history of
anatomy and preservation techniques, a modern learning center as well as the sales
room. Furthermore, visitors can see plastinated animals and animal slices, which
are shown in the 2010 newly created "BODY WORLDS of Animals" exhibition.
The symbiosis of an anatomical learning center and Gunther von
Hagens´ exhibition of plastinates allows doctors, students,
medical/healing practitioners and amateurs a detailed insight into our inner life
and the process of plastination.