Opening Hours and How to reach the Museum

LVR-Freilichtmuseum Kommern
Rheinisches Landesmuseum für Volkskunde
Eickser Straße
D-53894 Mechernich-Kommern
Tel. 02443 / 99800


LVR-Open Air Museum Kommern

The Museum is well signposted from some distance:

From motorway A1: Exit "Kommern / Wißkirchen", B266 in the direction of Obergartzem, turn right onto the K20/Eickser Straße. After approx. 1 km you will see the museum car-park on the left hand side.


The fee for the museum car-park is € 2,50 per vehicle.

When a vehicle approaches the entrance, the barrier opens automatically.

GPS-coordinates for Sat-Nav:

50°37'9.35"N, 6°38'9.25"E

Drive-up Service to Reception

The gradient of the way up to the entrance and reception is very steep. If you wish, you can call on our drive-up service, free of charge.

Simply alert us by pressing the call-button at the glass booth on the way up; then we will come and collect you.

Access for Wheelchair Users

There is a special driveway for wheelchair users to get to the entrance/reception desks.

Please inform yourself by phoning 02443 / 9980140

Cyclists Please Note

You can cycle directly to the museum entrance/reception (access via "Eickser Straße" and "Neue Pfalz"). There you will find bike-racks for you to park and secure your bicycle.

Cycle Route Planner of the Cycle Path Network in NRW

You can store your luggage in lockers by the entrance/reception desks.

Opening Hours

March - September: Monday to Sunday 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

October - February: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission until 1 hour before closing.

Please take note: it is simply impossible to view the entire grounds within one hour. For example, if you arrive in summer at 6.00 p.m., it will be possible to see the Groups of Buildings Westerwald and perhaps Eifel, too, but more is not possible due to the size of the grounds.

Opening hours at Christmas and New Year

24th and 31st December: 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

25th and 26th December and 1st January: 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Admission fees

Admission fees

Adults € 9,50

Children/Youths under 18 years free admission

Groups of 10+ persons, per adult € 9.00

Admission to the museum is free every second Friday of the month!

LVR-Museum Card

The LVR-Museumskarte entitles the holder to one year’s free admission to LVR museums from the date of purchase.

Single card € 30
Partner card € 40

Not included is admission to special exhibitions and special events. The partner card is valid for the holder plus another person of their choice.

Audio-guide through the Open Air Museum € 2.50

The Audio-guide through the exhibition „We Rhinelanders" is currently in revision.

Combined offer with the Summer Toboggan Run

There is a direct connecting entry between the museum grounds and the toboggan run. Why not combine your visit to the LVR-Open Air Museum Kommern with a stay in the Erlebniswelt Eifeltor and save money with combined rates of admission?


You can store your luggage in lockers by the entrance and reception desks.

Information about projects, guided tours and courses

All projects, guided tours and courses can be found here. You can also call at kulturinfo and get advice or book: Tel. 02234/9921555,

Kids’ Carts

By the entrance and reception desks you can hire a kids’ cart (Bollerwagen) to pull behind you for a fee of 3 €. During the year the museum offers a series of events and activities especially for children. You can find details about them in the Annual Program.

Walking frames

The Friends of the Museum have purchased walking framesfor the museum, which can be borrowed at the entrance / reception desk.

Lost Property

Lost and found property is kept at the entrance/reception desks. Tel. 02443-9980140

Barrier-free Access

The Open Air Museum is situated on a hilltop and therefore includes gradients of up to 17 % in some places. The footpaths are largely made of cobblestones, as well as water-bound surfaces. Between the individual Groups of Buildings there are benches in the grounds, as well as picnic areas with tables. … more about barrier-free access

Dogs in the Museum

Naturally, your dog is allowed to come into the museum with you. But please keep the dog on a short leash (reel-leashes must be locked) while observing the usual legal regulations. Unfortu-nately, dogs are not allowed into the houses and exhibition halls.


You will encounter subjects for photographic and video recordings all over the grounds. Natural-ly, you are welcome to photograph or film them, but only for private purposes to remember your visit. The commercial use or publication of such images is not permitted. For further in-formation check out Photography in the Museum.