Explore Kiekenberg Museum

Living History Kiekeberg Museum

Experience traditional rural life in a historic village at this open-air museum on the outskirts of Hamburg.

Kiekeberg Living History Museum

History comes alive at the Kiekeberg Freilichtmuseum (lit. open-air museum), where visitors of all ages can experience Northern German rural life as it was from 1600 to 1950. Only a 30-minute car ride into the countryside south of Hamburg, historic farms, houses and workshops present the life and times of village dwellers in bygone days. Children and teenagers of 18 years and younger are especially welcome: they are admitted free of charge!

Volunteers regularly reenact the past as part of the ‘Gelebte Geschichte 1804’ programme, which takes them back to to the early 19th century. Watch them as they go about the daily chores of peasants of the time in authentic dress. The actors will gladly answer your questions about life before industrialization set in in the Hamburg area.  

The newest attraction is the Agrarium, which delivers an account of how farming has changed throughout the past centuries. It is Germany’s only permanent exhibition about agriculture. In a hand-on approach, you can use farm instruments, milk cows or experience what it is like to steer a combine harvester.

And if all the time-travelling has made you weary, regain your powers with a cup of coffee at cafe ‘Koffietied’ or a traditional North German meal at ‘Stoff Mudders Kroog’.


Am Kiekeberg 1, 21224 Rosengarten

+49 40 790176-0


Opening Hours:

Thu ─ Fri 9 a.m. ─  5 p.m.

Sat ─ Sun 10 a.m. ─ 6 p.m.