in the midst of the heart of Lüneburg Heath, there is the museum
village Hösseringen - the agricultural museum of the Lüneburg
Heath at a place rich in tradition: The provincial parliaments of
the principality of Lüneburg were held here from 1532 up to 1652.
open-air museum houses 26 historic buildings from the Lüneburg
Heath which were moved little by little and restored with the
knowledge of the subject. Thus the impression of an old village
its residential buildings, workshops, stables, diverse
agricultural implements and varied exhibitions, it invites the
visitors to an excursion into the past.
their tour through the village and in the different houses,
visitors can learn and experience what life in the "good old
times" was like. For instance, as soon as the crackling of
the stove fire in the Kötnerhaus is mingled with the smell of the
dung from the stable and the cackling of the hens. The main
building of the Brümmerhof, a stable-cum-living house dating from
1644 shows the visitors what the farm of a big peasant looked like.
Herbs and vegetables are growing in the affiliated garden, just as
100 years ago. As if it were the most natural thing in the world,
there is no lack of a village pond with a cheerfully quacking and
gabbling flock of ducks and geese and the flock of German
spacious heath area shows different stages of cultivation. In the
quarter of the craftsmen, the forge, the apiculture and the
wheelwright's workshop can be visited.
Sammlung des Museumsdorfes, das Archiv und die Bibliothek stehen
für wissenschaftliche Forschungen zur Verfügung.
Bibliothek des Museumsdorfes umfasst ca. 20.000 Bände
mit den Schwerpunkten Allgemeine Volkskunde, Historische
Landesforschung, Landwirtschaft, Landtechnik, Hauswirtschaft, Haus- und Bauforschung und