In Freilichtmuseum Hagen you combine sensory experience with learning. The museum provides an insight into the craft and technology of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is therefore one of the few purely technology museums in Germany. In half-timbered houses, a variety of works from the areas of ironwork, printing and paper, wood, stone, ceramics and glass, food and luxury food, as well as textiles, leather and fur have been faithfully reconstructed.
Discover old working techniques
In about 70 workshops, things are forged, hammered, filed, shaped, cranked, baked, printed or brewed in front of your eyes. You will witness the production of ropes, paper, nails, cigars and bread and learn forgotten working techniques. See how the blacksmith’s fire blazes under the chimney in the houses or how the steam turns the waterwheel to move heavy mechanisms inside via drive shafts, supports and drive belts through the power of water. A special exhibition on the history of the early automotive trade or a photographs documenting obsolete jobs and activities complete what LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen has to offer.
Landscape and technology – worth a trip
In scenic Mäckingerbachtal, pretty half-timbered houses and a medieval atmosphere make for a reflective and varied trip. For schools, groups and clubs, the LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen provides tours and an eventful programme. There are a number of refreshment options and food stops in the park. For a romantic start to Advent, the medieval scenery of the half-timbered houses in LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen are also transformed into a Christmas market which is above all: authentic, atmospheric and thought-provokingly beautiful. The tender decoration and magical lighting of the historic half-timbered houses create a special type of pre-Christmas atmosphere.
Important information at a glance
You can find information on opening times and prices on the LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen website.
The LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen is an anchor point of the Route of Industrial Heritage.