Estate buildings

The "Roscheider Hof" estate is used today as exhibition rooms. It consists of several buildings:

Visitor center

The vehicle depot is a kind of multi-purpose room in the open air museum. This is where special exhibitions and larger events take place.

At the edge of the beer garden are two small houses that once served a similar purpose. Both served to weigh cattle and goods.

Clambour Pavillon

The rectangular half-timbered pavilion, which is under preservation order, is near the museum entrance. It was reconstructed during 2000 after being taken apart two years before in the Konz town centre.

Our museum restaurant is set up in the former horse stable of the farm estate. Our largest firebacks are also on display here.

Schnapps and Viez

The production of Viez, the Moselle-Franconian name for cider, and fruit schnapps has long been tradition in the region.

Wine growing

Ever since the Romans introduced vines to the Belgian and German provinces, grapes have been grown continuously on the Moselle and its tributaries.


Until the 1950s the country grocer's was not only the place to buy your groceries. when a certain amount had been reached.

Shool museum

Wooden benches arranged in even rows, blackboard rags tied to the slates, and a slightly raised desk in front of the class - this is how a classroom looked during the Empire.

Piety among the people in the shadow of the Trier cathedral

The topic in the room Piety among the people in the shadow of the Trier cathedral illustrates how important religious life was particularly in the Trier diocese.

children's worlds

The "Children's Worlds" exhibition includes toys for children, and is divided into those for girls and for boys in accordance with previous attitudes towards typical roles.

weaving room

Weaving was not only a very common profession until the end of the 19th century; in most households people wove cloth too for their own use.

Middle Class Home Decor

Middle class home decor dining room in "neo-Biedermeier" (about 1910):: The Biedermeier style was revived in furniture design from about 1900 on as a somewhat more severe variation of art nouveau.

Biedermeier and neo-biedermeier sitting rooms

The first room shows a parlour from the period around 1840 with the table set for afternoon coffee. The period following the empire is marked by modest middle class lifestyle and deliberate simplicity.

Village inn

Village inns in the 1930s were the social centres of the villages. This is where people met, heard the latest news, celebrated and even had differences of opinion.

clock tower

The clock tower ...or how time is measured: When you have a digital watch on your wrist you can hardly imagine what it was like for the rural population over the centuries who oriented themselves to the position of the sun or at least to the midday and evening church bells.

20th century trades (1)

20th century trades: It is not unusual to look back at the end of a century. For this reason we began to set up an exhibition of different businesses and crafts from the passed 100 years in 2000.

tin figures

The permanent exhibition of tin figures (the tin figure museum) from the collection of Prof. Dr. Gerteis was opened on 8th May 2005. There are many thousands of figures arranged in the estate's 220 m2 loft, by no means not only tin soldiers but a small world made of tin, as it were.

The history of laundry

In order to be a judge of what a woman's job of laundry involved, you have to imagine the individual stages of a washday, as was the practice right up until the 1950s.

As it is still far too cold most of the year to bathe in the Moselle and the Maaren, we show how people used to prepare a bath at home:

Gail bakehouse

Gail bakehouse from Polch in Maifeld:At the end of the agricultural exhibition you will find in a separate room the former Gail bakehouse from Polch in Maifeld, which has been reconstructed as it was in the 1930s.


The toy collection of Professor Barbara Schu from Cologne University of Applied Sciences is on display. Over 5000 pieces have been collected by the widely travelled textile designer.

20th century trades (2)

20th century trades (2):So many visitors enjoyed looking at life in earlier times as it has been shown in our first shop alley for 10 years that we decided to install another one in the upper floor of the east wing with a number of shops from a purchase of recently closed stores.

Hat shop

Since the spring of 2015 the hat shop that used to be located on Brotstraße 26, Trier is in our museum in the archway that leads to the inner courtyard. The shop has been run by the Georg family for six generations. Perhaps they even used to manufacture hats themselves in earlier times.

The Genevriére umbrella workshop, formerly located in Koblenz, opened in our museum in August 2020. It shows the workshop of Elmar Genevrière one of the last umbrella-making workshops of a now extinct craft.

Oven and chimney plates

Cast iron objects are one of the focal points of the museum's collection. The larger items collected were mainly kitchen cookers, heating cookers as well as taken, fireplace and stove plates.