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.
Most of the exhibition rooms on the first floor can be reached via an elevator in the courtyard of the main building on the top right of the picture (unfortunately currently out of service). Larger groups of wheelchair users can access the first floor via ramps from outside the museum grounds. We would ask you, if possible, to give us notice in advance of your visit so that a member of staff is available to unlock the entrances for you. Due to a steep staircase, the religious collection and the school museum are unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.
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).
Access to the museum villages is also possible for wheelchair users via the stove plate and fireback exhibition and the path to the right of the rose garden. You can make the entire museum tour presented in the main menu by wheelchair.
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).