In an endless interplay of water and land, coastal regions form what is probably the most diverse landscape forms on our planet. We find fine sandy or coarse gravel beaches of different colours, as well as hard rocky coasts, high cliffs or varied mixtures of these.
In the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt, they represent a networked universe of object worlds, which includes the specialist disciplines from the humanities and natural sciences. On the basis of selected objects, the exhibition addresses this cosmos of object worlds in a form of science and research that is today more than ever mutually fruitful.
The exhibition presents the current state of research on these questions and at the same time explains the almost detective methods with which scientists answer questions from a long time ago.