The exhibition tells the story of nitrogen with unique display items, interactive stations and fascinating experiments. The story of nitrogen is timely – a hundred years ago (1913) the first artificial fertilizer was produced in Ludwigshafen. Here man made more reactive nitrogen by technical method than that arising through all the natural processes occurring on the land surface. On the one hand the yields per hectare could be doubled through this, in some cases even tripled. More people could be fed; the growth of the world population from less than two billion people (1913) to seven billion people today was made possible through this process.

But there is also a dark side. The greatest part of the artificial nitrogen is distributed in the water, soil, and air and damages the natural ecosystem. As in the Ostsee as also in the Gulf of Mexico every year gigantic dead zones form as a result of the burden of fertilizer that is washed into these waters.


The exhibition can be displayed with all elements in 150 square meters. On the other hand, it   can also easily be set up in an area of 400 square meters. If there is only an area smaller than 150 square meters available, the setup of some individual stations can be dispensed with, but the continuity of the exhibition is preserved in spite of this, in so far as the beginning and end are shown. The possibility exists to adjust the station numbers individually.

In order to enable loss-free moves, many elements of the exhibition are packed in transport containers, that during the duration of the exhibition will have to be stored by the exhibitor. The space requirements are around 12 cubic meters.