A walk through
rural regional history.

Discover the Lüneburg Heath and Winsen Marshes areas between 1600 and 1970 with all your senses! Simply visit our authentic village environment covering 12 hectares. Stroll around more than 40 historic buildings and gardens; immerse yourself in the everyday lives of our ancestors and meet the livestock used in these eras.

Buildings

The heart of the museum consists of over 30 historic buildings! Whether the wattle and daub houses in the heath village; buildings with stone walls in the prosperous Elbe marshes; industrialisation with its concrete building materials or the post-war era, during which architects explored new horizons, all of our buildings have their own histories to tell.

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Buildings

Gardens

Herb gardens, vegetable patches and orchards were all essential parts of rural life. The population had to be self-sufficient. As demonstrated by our gardens with their heritage crops, which fruit and vegetables could be successfully grown where to provide enough produce to sell depended on the region and the era.

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Gardens

Animals

At our museum things which have now become rare are part of everyday life. Make friends with Pomeranian geese, Ramelsloh chickens, Bentheim sheep and pigs, Black Pied cattle and domestic goats. See these animals, which were typical livestock on a local farm around 1900 but are facing extinction today, at close quarters.

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Animals