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How many pipes does an organ have? What is hidden inside? How is an instrument voiced? What is the difference between a romantic, baroque and modern organ? Christian and Konrad Scheffler will be happy to answer these questions during a workshop tour or a short course on organ building techniques.

What's special? 

  • Insights into the profession of an organ builder, old craftsmanship practices and working on a monument at eye level with history
  • Use of various natural materials
  • Experience music with "all" your senses (see, hear and even feel when the low notes tingle in your stomach)
  • Enjoy the "open sky" over Sieversdorf and the peace and quiet
  • Learn about sustainability in terms of quality and durability, as well as topicality


During the one-and-a-half hour workshop tour, you will be amazed at how many different techniques an organ builder has to master, that in addition to tin and wood, felt, leather and paper are also used, that in a pneumatic organ the wind flows through a complicated tangle of lead pipes and countless tiny bellows are used, that organ pipes have lips and mouths and look much more different than we can see on the outside of the organ. Yes, during the demonstration of the Kleine Sauer organ in the village church, you will even hear a whole family of pipes, from the "grandfather" to the "grandson", making music together.

Or if you would like to take a little tour of organ building techniques yourself, they offer a 3-hour short course in woodworking. You will build a small organ pipe that you can then proudly take home with you.

About the region

Sieversdorf in the Mark Brandenburg region is both a site of Prussian aristocratic tradition and a stop on the Way of St. James pilgrimage route. Art, music and old crafts are at home in this small village, which is steeped in history and has around 300 inhabitants. In addition to the Scheffler organ building workshop, GOLEM GmbH Kunst- und Baukeramik is also active on the estate as an artisan and restorer. The rebuilt manor house of the von Stünzner family can be visited here, as can the studio of sculptor Sabine Heller and the Gomille ceramics workshop. Several painters and graphic artists have settled here.

The medieval village church with its interesting Reformation altar, medieval murals, starry sky and Sauer organ from 1891 is definitely worth a visit. The association "Kunst und Denkmalpflege auf Gut Sieversdorf e.V." regularly organizes classical concerts and readings in the baroque hall, the church or the organ workshop. 

You can stay overnight in the guesthouse at the organ workshop and in the manor house.

More information


by arrangement

Registration at:


Workshop tour with organ demonstration in the village church: € 10 p. p. (min. 5 to max. 17 persons)

Be an organ builder for 3 hours: 185 € p. p. (max. 3 persons)  



Important information

Cancellation up to 3 weeks before appointment


Orgelwerkstatt Christian Scheffler GmbH
Alte Petershagener Str. 4
15236 Jacobsdorf OT Sieversdorf

registration under: fuehrung (at) orgelwerkstatt. de

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