Visitors on a meadow in front of half-timbered houses

Moving around the Museum

Can you still remember the smell and taste of freshly baked bread, straight out of 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.

Historische Kasse im Tante-Emma-Laden

Shops in the Museum

In our museum shop visitors can find souvenirs, the corner shop (Tante Emma-Laden) also offers home-made products, sweets and biscuits.

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Bäuerin und Agrarökonom Johann Nepomuk von Schwerz stehen nebeneinander

People in the Museum

Peasant woman, cartwright, blacksmith

Have a conversation with mouse-trap pedlar who lived during the 18th century in the Eifel. The players of reen-acted history provide an interesting insight into past times.

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Museumsochse Max schaut in die Kamera


Horses, cows, geese, chickens

All over the museum grounds, visitors encounter animals. They used to belong to rural farmsteads, as did the fields, meadows and gardens.

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Giebel eines Fachwerkauses, im Vordergrund eine Wiese


Over 65 historical buildings

In the museum visitors can look around the original historical buildings, as they actually once stood in their villages. The interiors contain furniture and household objects from their time, allowing visitors to view the daily lives of their dwellers

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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.