Visit the largest Open Air Museum of Rhineland-Palatine and discover how people used to live and work here during the last 500 years. Starting in the 1970s, historic buildings were dismantled piece by piece at their original site and rebuild true to the original in the pictorial Nachtigallental. It is intended to illustrate and make tangible the day-to-day life of the past. Forty buildings are set in a total of four museum villages and represent different regions: Rhine Hesse, Eifel, Hunsrück and Palatinate, along the rivers Moselle, Nahe as well as the Middle Rhine. New historic buildings are added regularly. In addition to the buildings, gardens, fields and meadows complete the overall approach. Endangered livestock and domestic animals who live and graze on pastures also convey the holistic idea of the Open Air Museum.
The team wishes you a pleasant, entertaining and informative stay.
Depending on how thorough you intend to visit the museums grounds, your visit will take anywhere between two and four hours. The two kilometer long, signposted circular walk will guide you past all buildings.
Looking to buy souvenirs, literature or local and regional products? The museums shop,
located in House Wolfersweiler, has all these items in stock.
End of March – Beginning of November; daily except for Mondays,
from 9 am – 6 pm. Last admission at 5 pm.
Additionally, the museum opens Mondays: June - August, as well as during school holidays and public holidays.