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Rundlingsmuseum, entrance through the main building

The Rundlingsmuseum , also called Wendlandhof , is an open-air museum in Lübeln in the Lüchow-Dannenberg district .


It was built on a former farm that the Lüchow-Dannenberg district bought in 1972. Before that, the idea of ​​a new museum round village had been rejected. The idea of ​​a round museum was therefore combined with the conversion of historical buildings and social-cultural ideas in one of the best-preserved rounds .

In 1976 the so-called Heimathaus was opened and in 1978 a converted bakery , a flax kiln and a newly built wagon depot based on a historical model were added. In 1980 the district council refused to expand it into a larger museum. The number of visitors increased to almost 50,000 by 1987. For this reason, the museum was consistently expanded in the following ten years by expanding the area and relocating buildings: 1987 Parum-Schultze-Haus and museum café, 1988 blacksmith shop, 1991 drive-through barn and 1996 wheelwright shop . After the opening of the border in 1989, significantly fewer visitors came to the museum because there was no funding for group travel to the inner-German border . In 2005, the district handed over responsibility to the regional tourism administration, which had set up its central tourism information office in the main building the year before. In cooperation with the Rundlingsverein, a program of action days, exhibitions and museum education was expanded, which allowed the number of visitors to rise again. In 2013, a fruit barn with orchards was opened by Lower Saxony's Environment Minister Stefan Wenzel . In the cartwright, the blacksmith's shop, the bakery, the loom, the gopel factory , the bee fence ( beekeeping ) and the pottery , old craft techniques are regularly demonstrated.

Themes of the permanent exhibition


  • Main building: entrance and tourist office, four-column house
  • Heimathaus: the center of the Rundlingsmuseum, a three-column house from 1733
  • "Johann-Parum-Schultze-Haus": the two-column house was built by the farmer's chronicler Johann Parum Schultze in Süthen near coastal in 1710, has been in Lübeln since 1987 with the exhibition "Parum Schultze and his time"
  • Drive-through barn : was built in Güstritz in 1852, dismantled in 1980, set up from 1989 to 1991 with an exhibition about the rounds and their origins
  • Backhaus : the oven that is now available comes from Köhlen (Luckau) , built on the museum grounds in 1977. Regular baking days
  • Storage building: rebuilt in 1989 according to the historical model, with an exhibition on flax cultivation and linen production in the Hanoverian Wendland and the Lüchower "Legge"
  • Baakstav or the flax roast / Darre : Reconstructed on the museum grounds in 1979
  • Smithy (workshop) : Established in the middle of the 19th century in Prisser near Dannenberg (Elbe) , moved to Lübeln in 1987
  • Stellmacherei : comes from Lichtenberg (district of Woltersdorf )
  • Trachtenhaus: extensive costume exhibition, built in 1887 as a horse and pig sty, new use since 2005
  • Remise : historic wagon shed with carts , farm wagons , carriages and farm implements, recreated on the museum grounds in 1977.
  • Pottery : with workshop shop since 2001
  • Beehive : beehives made of straw with a roof over it have been in the museum since 1979
  • Children's action house: former storage building from 1750, comes from Gühlitz , built in 2000, is used for hands-on and holiday programs such as forging, clay work, cooking, baking, woodworking, gardening, beekeeping, horse care
  • "Pardemang" is a toilet block
  • Obstscheune: Exhibition on the subject of fruit with "World of old fruit varieties"
  • Göpelwerk : a drive technology with which horses drive a grist mill here


  • Cottage garden : aromatic and medicinal herbs as well as old types of flowers in the formal style of Alfred Lichtwark . The garden combines the beautiful with the useful in a small space
  • Herbal rondel: 2000 laid out on 260 m² as a show and teaching garden for more than 100 old cultivated plants
  • Vegetable garden and cereal hood: rare cultivated plants and old types of lettuce and cereals
  • Orchard meadow : since 2006 with over 50 trees of old fruit varieties


  • In the Rundlingsmuseum, the Lüchow registry office has a branch in the home of the Wendlandhof. Couples can get married there
  • There is a round slice shop in the main building
  • The museum is largely barrier-free
  • There are paddocks for trail riders
  • There are conference rooms in the museum that can be rented
  • The museum has been offering an Easter egg market at the start of the season for over 30 years

Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Jürries : Wendland-Lexikon , Volume 2 LZ, Köhring-Verlag, Lüchow 2008, page 213.
  2. Wolfgang Jürries: Wendland-Lexikon, Volume 2 LZ, Köhring-Verlag, Lüchow 2008, page 213.
  3. EJZ: "Textile treasure for the museum" ( Memento of the original from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , May 18, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. EJZ: "Infinitely diverse" ( Memento of the original from January 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , March 17, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Web links

Commons : Rundlingsmuseum Lübeln  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 52 ° 58 ′ 33.63 "  N , 11 ° 5 ′ 42.87"  E