Wheelchair users are most welcome here. Ideally, they should bring a helper because the museum consists entirely of historical buildings – and the idea of our museum is that it should be left in its original state. Also, some parts of the site are very steep, and some areas consist of historical cobblestones that make for a bumpy ride. However, most of the museum is suitable for wheelchairs, as has been confirmed by a site visit by colleagues from Trier.
This page, which was created in collaboration with “ Club Aktiv”, contains information about which parts of the museum are easy to manoeuvre and where you will need a helper.
About half of the folkloristic collections, which on the inside are accessible only via steep staircases, can be accessed by ramps outside the museum. For that reason, it would be extremely helpful to us if you could notify us in advance of your visit so that we can provide a member of staff to open gates for you.
Because the doorways in some of the houses are quite narrow, it is probably a good idea to choose as narrow a wheelchair as possible. If you want to visit the museum on your own without a helper, an electric wheelchair with the appropriate brakes will take you around the open air site and about half of the folkloristic collection.
Because the museum consists solely of historical buildings and none of the building planners would have been thinking of wheelchairs a hundred and more years ago, we do ask for your understanding when we say that wheelchair users visit the museum at their own risk. Whenever you are manoeuvring up or down steps or stairs, please ask yourself whether your helper is strong enough for the task. The open air museum cannot accept any responsibility at all for any accidents.
Please contact us if you require any further information. We would be delighted if looking at this site should make you want to come and pay us a visit, and will be pleased to assist you with any queries.
Toilets for wheelchair users
Des toilettes adaptées aux personnes en fauteuil roulant se trouvent derrière le bâtiment d'entrée, sur la droite. Elle sont accessibles par l'extérieur ; l'entrée se trouve derrière l'entrée du centre des visiteurs. Les toilettes sont également accessibles à partir de la salle d' exposition "Viez et eau-de-vie".
The museum restaurant is on ground level in what used to be the barn of the Roscheider Hof , just behind the entrance area. The entire restaurant is a barrier-free zone, which makes it ideal for wheelchair users. In addition, the beer garden – which is right next to the entrance building – is a welcome attraction in summer. The toilet for wheelchair users is just a few metres away from the restaurant.
You can arrange a guided tour either online, or by telephone. If you tell us when you book that there will also be a number of wheelchairs, this will help us with our planning.
A number of folkloristic exhibitions display in the former outbuildings of the Roscheider Hof. The majority of these exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair.
Just a short detour, and wheelchairs can easily get to the collections in the first floor. A ramp goes from outside the museum directly to the top floor of the wine exhibition. With no further steps, it is easy to see the entire exhibition on the top floor of the building complex – apart from the small area above the corner building. (The religious collection and school museum are the only parts of the exhibition that are inaccessible to wheelchairs because of the steep staircase.)
Easy to get to:
Visitors centre / machinery hall, display of oil cans, cider and schnapps, vinicultural exhibition, gemstone cutting, craftsmen’s exhibition. Via the ramp (from outside) onto the top floor: bakehouse, the history of laundry,shops an craft in the 20th century, tin figures, toys from all over the world
Up a few steps:
Grocer’s, hairdresser’s, historical inn, old kitchen, textile exhibition, lifestyle exhibition, furniture exhibition, tower clock.Tante-Emma-Laden, Kinderwelten, Friseur, Historische Gaststube, Bürgerliche Wohnkultur, Turmuhr.
Not accessible by wheelchair:
Religious exhibition, school exhibition
Open air site
A gravel path takes you from the entrance left down to the open air site. This path is quite steep, so you will need someone to help you control your speed – and push you on the way back – or an electric wheelchair with the appropriate brakes. Unfortunately, there are as yet no suitable toilet facilities for wheelchair users on the open air site; as yet, these are in the main part of the museum (accessible from outside).
In the spring of 2001, two ramps were constructed to provide wheelchair access to the museum villages via the craftsmen’s exhibition and the rose garden. This means that you can now access all the attractions listed under “Tour” in the main menu by wheelchair, although we would recommend you take a helper with you to help you cope with the different levels.
Easy to get to:
All buildings from the outside, the forestry and timer museum, all gardens, the ropery in the “Bosselstube”, the smithy, Schug house, the bakehouse, "house Stein", house "Schu-Schmitten" and summerhouse and half-timbered chapel.
Accessible via a few steps:
The ground floors of Maehser House, Molz House (smokey kitchen) and Klaesjes House; the ground floor of the parish hall.
Not accessible by wheelchair:
The top floors of Maehser House, Molz House, Klaesjes House and the “Bosselstube” (cobbler's).