About the museum

Do you have questions and would like to get information about the museum? Would you like to support the museum? Or are you interested in the WaldpädagogikZentrum Eifel? Here you will find answers and contact persons.

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 Mu-seum Kommern you can experience, with all your senses, how people used to live and work in the Rhineland.

In the grounds, an area of 100 hectares, you will currently find 69 historical buildings from the former Prussian RheinProvinz. Farmsteads, wind- and water-mills, workshops, communal build-ings, 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 centu-ry. 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.

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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, info@kulturinfo-rheinland.de

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.