Do you still remember the smell and taste of the bread which was baked in a wood-fired oven? Or do you still know how the blacksmith worked in his smithy?
In the LVR Open Air Museum Kommern you can experience with all your senses how people used to live and work in the Rhineland. In the grounds, an area of 95 hectares, you will currently find 69 historical buildings from the former Prussian RheinProvinz. Farmsteads, wind- and water-mills, workshops, communal buildings, like the school- and bake-house, the dance-hall and chapel, stand as examples of the dwellings, buildings and commercial life of the rural population since the end of the 15th century. The heritage buildings are embedded in a museum landscape with arable fields, cottage gardens and orchards. Have a conversation with Anna Ippendorf, a peasant woman, who lived in the “House from Kessenich“ in 1871, or find out the latest gossip from the mouse-trap pedlar.
In the new Group of Buildings „Market-place Rhineland“ you can recall the years from the 1950’s to the 70’s. It is still under construction. Next to the tavern from the 1970’s and the bungalow from the 1950’s, every year new buildings will be added like the Quelle prefabricated house from 1965.
The Open Air Museum is open on 365 days of the year. In summer from 9.00a.m. till 7.00p.m, in winter from 10.00a.m. till 5.00p.m.