A strong river theme, explored from different angles, runs through a historic watermill that is home to the KM 51 – Erftmuseum. Light serves as a didactic element in the exhibition, guiding the visitor through its interactive installations.
What might it be like to follow the footsteps of Moses passing through the waters on dry ground? What would be the impression of flora and fauna along the way? How does the color of water change with its depth? What do reeds look like over its full length? And how does a beaver catch fish? These and many other questions are answered in the “Flusskörper” at the KM 51 – Erftmuseum. Simulating a watery river run, the installation is designed as an oblong walk-in room with graphics and exhibits presenting cross sections of a river with its abundance of animal and plant life. The room gives perspectives to visitors that are otherwise reserved only for divers.