School house from Würrich

The former school house from Würrich was dismantled in Würrich (Rhine-Hunsrück district) by the museum staff and is currently being reconstructed in the museum's Hunsrück village. The roofing ceremony was celebrated on the 14th May 2000.Clambour Pavillon

Trappitschen house

The building was dismantled in 1989 in the Hunsrück village by museum staff, reconstructed in loving detail in the museum grounds and re-opened in 1998. It is a building two rooms deep, typical for the Vorderhunsrück, and dates to around 1830.

Molz house from Fronhofen

The house Molz from Fronhofenwas built in 1808 as the property of a rather affluent full-time farmer. It presents a two-storey half-timbered house, three rooms deep, the ground floor living quarters and livestock sheds of which are built from quarried slate.

Sensemichel house from Bell

This farmhouse from Bell was built around 1820 and has the typical appearance of a Hunsrück house. It was designed as a two-storey half-timbered house, two rooms deep, and the entire living quarters are covered on the outside with natural slate.

The bake house from Oberkleinich

During the winter months of 1997/98 the bake house from Oberkleinich in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district was reconstructed in the open air museum. This is a small single storey house built with quarried slate.

Kläsjes house from Lieg

The picture shows the shepherd's house from Lieg, which was called "Kläsjeshaus". Two-storey house combining living quarters and livestock sheds, two rooms deep, living quarters are half-timbered, livestock sheds are slate covered.

Bosselstube from Roth

The Bosselstube (handicrafts room) from Roth is a type of farm outbuilding, which was often built in the 19th century in the Hunsrück.

The parish hall from Gödenroth

The Gödenroth parish hall was the first building to be reconstructed in the open air museum. It was first built in 1749 as a single storey shepherd's house for the Hunsrück village of Gödenroth.

Schuche house from Roth

The Schug house from Roth or also "Schuche house", as it was called, is a half-timbered house with a floorplan two rooms deep. This means that between the entrance on the weather side and the opposite facing eaves there were two rooms.


Below the bakehouse is a flax roaster. It consists of a fireplace on which a wood fire can be lit when in use, an underground chimney-like smoke outlet and an iron grate on which the flax can be roasted above the fireplace.

Livestock shed/barn from Irmenach

This type of building, combining the functions of livestock shed and barn under one roof, was very commonplace in the Hunsrück until a few years ago. They usually came into being as a result of stabling cattle in the mid 19th century.

Smithy from Irmenach

The building was originally a simple house for day labourers on the outskirts of Irmenach village.It was not converted to a smithy until the death of the last occupant in 1928. We here show a Hunsrück nail smithy in the 1930s.

Back gardens from the Hunsrück

Between the house Molz and the shepherd's house Klaesjes from Lieg and represents a typical house garden. In the past, the garden was not only there to look at, but served to supply its owner with lettuce and vegetables.


In spring 2021, a bed of dyer plants was planted in the garden in front of the barn. This is obvious because a dyer's cellar was already established in the cellar of the barn when it was relocated.