Buildings

There are more than fifty buildings from the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th on the museum’s 15 hectares. All of them have been moved from the site of their original construction. They include large farms as well as Quatmann’s and Wehlburg’s farms, medium-sized farms like those of Hakke of Hoffmann, as well as the residential buildings and workhouses of hirelings and tradesmen. The special attractions include three windmills, a manor, church and a school on the museum’s property. The ensemble of buildings at the open-air museum offers insight into the daily lives and cultural history of the entire northwestern region.

Overview our buildings

Quatmann Farmyard from Eisten in Cloppenburg County, built between 1803 & 1806. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 1935 and 1936.

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Tithing Barn from Aerzen (Hameln-Pyrmont County), built in 1561. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 1977 and 1980.

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Hoffmann Farm from Goldenstedt (Vechta County), built between 1835 & 1840. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1938.

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Lürding Carpentry Workshop from Andorf (Osnabrück County), built in 1840. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1985

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Main Building from the Wehlburg Farm (Osnabrück County), built 1750. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 1972 and 1975

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Workshop from the Thole Farm from Dalvers (Osnabrück County), built in 1815. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1975

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Foeth Dyes Workshop from Menslage (Osnabrück County), built 1847. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1968.

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Main Building of the Meyer Colony from Firrel (Leer County), built between 1903 & 1904. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 2001 and 2003.

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Arkenstede Manor from Greater Arkenstede (Cloppenburg County), built in 1684. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 1936 and 1937

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The Village Inn at the open-air museum. The main building of the Meyer Inn zu Lahr from Goldenstedt, built between 1780 and 1816.

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Ahrens Cottage-maker and Wainwright’s House from Westerstede (Ammerland County), workshop built in 1885, main house in 1907 (using a structure from 1566).

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Farm Worker’s House from Stapelmoorerheide (Leer County), built in the second half of the 19th century. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1979

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Tower Windmill from Bokel near Cappeln (Cloppenburg County), built in 1764. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 1939 and 1941.

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Duplex Tenement House from the Vogelsang Farm from Damme (Vechta County), built between 1773 & 1811.

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Post-style Windmill from Essern (Nienburg County), built in 1638. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 1966 and 1967

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Village Church from Klein Escherde (Hildesheim County), built in 1699. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1977.

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Awick Farmhouse from Scharrel (Cloppenburg County), built in 1822. Re-constructed at the open-air museum between 1966 and 1967.

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Smock Windmill from Edewecht (Ammerland County), built in 1879. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1956

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Main Building of the Haake Farm in Cappeln (Cloppenburg County), built in 1793. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1950

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Agricultural School from Renslage (Osnabrück County), built in 1751. Re-constructed at the open-air museum in 1965

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Deddens Farmhouse from Hollenermoor (Cloppenburg Cty.), built between 1700 & 1750.

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