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Open-air museum in Bad Sobernheim

Large Roman buildings and villas, military buildings from Roman and Medieval times, feudal fortresses and castles, Romanesque abbeys and monasteries, late gothic churches, elaborately half timbered houses of the waning middle ages, magnificent renaissance structures, and substantial baroque houses: these are the impressive representatives of the cultural landscape of the Nahe and Hunsrück region. However, one does not find anything in the brochures about the way most people actually lived in past centuries. It is these modest "monuments of art", though, which give each region its uniqueness. Among these artifacts are farmhouses, village fountains, chapels, crossroads markers, buildings from the time of Germany's industrial revolution, furniture from old houses, hand-workers' tools, or agricultural machinery in the barns. They are a legacy to us and must, therefore, be cared for.

The Rhineland-Pfalz open-air museum is three kilometers from the center of Bad Sobernheim, on the other side of the Nahe in the Nightingales' valley. It was established more than 30 years ago at a time when "old" buildings and structures of the villages and towns, were being increasingly replaced by "modern" ones. Some of them were carefully dismantled by specialists, then transported and rebuilt in their original form on the museum grounds.

Photo: In the Bad Sobernheim open-air museum you will not only find village communities from long ago, along with tools and vehicles commonly used at that time, but you can also experience the practical exercise of old trades up close at museum festivals.

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Open-air museum: shows the region's traditional house forms (Nahe Valley)
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