The Rhineland-Palatinate open-air museum shows in a distinctly colourful and ostensive way how everyday life in Rhineland-Palatinate was organised within the last five hundered years. How did people from Rhinehesse, the Eifel and Palatinate, on the banks of the Mosel, Nahe und Mittelrhein, and on top of the Hunsrück live, dwell and work?
In order to answer these questions as vividly and precisely as possible, historic buildings from different regions were removed brick by brick, and stone by stone within the last thirty years and rebuilt at the Rhineland-Palatinate open-air museum true to original and furnished in great detail afterwards. 36 buildings have emerged so far, which are situated in a scenic valley of the river Nahe according to the different landscapes the houses represent, and which are integrated into four villages.
A locksmith´ s workshop and a water mill, a barber´ s shop, a trader´ s shop, a butchery, a school and a bakery, vineyard houses and farmsteads invite to a trip to the past. Gardens, fields, meadows, pastures, woods and a vineyard are located inbetween the villages. Moreover, different domestic animals and farm animals, like the rare Glan cattle, the precious German goat, ducks, chicken and geese are kept.
13.03. - 13.11.2016: every day (except Monday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(last admission at 5 p.m.)
Adults (18 years and older): 7,00 €
Children and teenager (7–17 years): free
The museum´ s restaurant caters for a wide range of hefty regional dishes. Furthermore, those who wish to have a picnic may use one of the numerous picnic spots