Welcome to Baden-Württemberg – Welcome to the country!
Seven regional open-air museums exist in rural Baden-Württemberg. Seven large historical museums invite you to visit the various landscapes in a rural setting. Seven regions of south-west Germany present their farming history, life and work.
The concept of the museum supporters and the state of Baden-Württemberg has proved to be successful. They collect historical buildings and other remnants of rural culture and make them accessible to the public. With the creation of the open-air museums, sites have been created where information and relaxation, love to the native country and cosmopolitan attitudes harmoniously unite.
Welcome to the “Beuren Open-Air Museum”!
Something always happens in this village. Of course, you can just travel to Beuren and simply review the more than 20 faithfully re-erected dwellings and commercial houses in the Open Air Museum village. The buildings were brought here from the middle of the Neckar area and the Swabian Highland.
From the end of March to the beginning of October an abundance of events for adults and children is offered. Taking part in the various activities is explicitly desired. And no one has to starve in the museum as there is a museum restaurant with a pleasant “garden café” that will provide for you.
Especially children will be delighted because of the many chickens, rabbits, sheep and goats which live in the museum village. In the authentic corner shop you can still buy goods from Grandma’s time. By the way, bonbons are still sold unpacked.
More than 20 buildings in the museum village relate the history of those people who lived and worked there in earlier times. Besides farmhouses, stables and barns there are also dwellings and workshops from craftsman families presented at the museum.
Amongst them, a weaver’s house with a weaver’s-dip from the Swabian Highland, a farmhouse with a completely equipped joiner’s workshop, a photo studio, a limekiln and a village town hall with a teacher’s apartment.
Every house can be examined by everyone. Once a month a baking day takes place in the museum’s authentic baking house. The oven, which once used to stand in Esslingen-Sulzgries, is heated with wood. The freshly baked bread, sweet cakes and savoury pastries are offered to the visitors.
The complete event program is available free of charge at the museum or can be downloaded from the Internet.
For foreign visitors audio guides are available in English and French. Short-guidebooks are offered in English.
Groups also have the possibility to book guided tours in English or French.
A leap into the water is also worthwhile in Beuren. Hot thermal-mineral waters flow from Kaarst rocks at a depth of 700 meters into the three interior and four exterior pools at the “Panorama Therme”. Amongst the attractions at the spa are a generous sauna facility, extended lying areas, a comfortable Café-Restaurant and a large parking area.
Museum location / Address
In den Herbstwiesen
Museum Ticket Office
Adults: 7,00 Euro
Children: 3,50 Euro
Family Day Card: 15,00 Euro
End of March to beginning of November: 09.00 – 18.00 (also on Public Holidays)
Saturdays 15.00 (during the season) and by appointment.
Access by public transport
By train to Neuffen station – bus 199 to Beuren, bus stop ’Freilichtmuseum’.
Sundays and Public Holidays: Bus 180 from Nürtingen to Beuren, bus stop ’Molkerei’.
Access by vehicle
A8 in direction Munich – Exit Kirchheim/Teck-Ost – Direction Owen – Beuren