The first documentary mention
15.5.2022 – 25.9.2022
An exhibition on the first mention of Spandau 825 years ago opens in the Commandant’s House of the Spandau Citadel at 10 a.m. on May 15, 2022. In May 1197, the Spandau bailiff Eberhard (Everardus advocatus in Spandowe) was listed as a witness in a margravial deed of donation and Spandau was thus mentioned in a document for the first time. The document, which is kept in the cathedral archives of Brandenburg, is shown as a facsimile. In the original, the oldest document in the holdings of the archives of the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau from 1289, provided with the Spandau seal, will be on display. The exhibition will focus on individual aspects of the document from 1197 – its authors, content and the Spandau bailiff as a witness – while providing an outlook on the development of medieval Spandau.