Rhineland-Palatinate open-air museum Bad Sobernheim
The Rhineland-Palatinate Open-Air Museum in Bad Sobernheim is a medium-sized open -air museum in Germany . Originally planned as the central open-air museum for Rhineland-Palatinate , it is now one of three museums of this type in Rhineland-Palatinate, together with the Roscheider Hof open-air museum in Konz and the much smaller Westerwald landscape museum in Hachenburg.
Four complete villages were built here to demonstrate the former village life in the various regions of the state . The four villages, for which a total of 36 historical buildings were dismantled and rebuilt true to the original at different locations, represent the regions of Hunsrück / Nahe , Middle Rhine / Westerwald , Moselle / Eifel and Rheinhessen / Palatinate .
In 1972 Bad Sobernheim was selected as the location by the state government of Rhineland-Palatinate. The city made the nightingale valley available. The first building for the museum was dismantled in 1975.
On the night of September 20, 2011, a fire broke out on the open-air museum's building yard. Components from around 15 historic houses from all over Rhineland-Palatinate were stored there, which were to be built on the grounds of the open-air museum. There was damage of several hundred thousand euros.
- Bad Sobernheim: High damage in a major fire in the open-air museum. on: swr.de , accessed on October 7, 2011 - XII / '14 Link tot.