Life in the Middle Ages
Excavation work in the 1960’s uncovered the remains of a 12th-century village in what now makes up the Krummes Fenn nature reserve. Built on approximately eight hectares of the historical site, surrounded by gardens and fields, the Museum Village Düppel displays replicas of homes, storehouses and workshops from the Middle Ages.
Since 1995, the open-air museum has been part of the Stadtmuseum Berlin as a place of experience in the countryside. On all opening days, historical games invite young and old to join in (from 11 am to 5 pm). An exhibition and three themed islands also shed light on the Middle Ages in relation to a more sustainable future.
Thanks to the voluntary commitment of the members of the Förderverein Museumsdorf Düppel e. V., the Middle Ages can be experienced up close here at weekends. Food is cooked in the houses, wood is carved and wool is made into clothing. Medieval crafts are also demonstrated, such as blacksmithing, pottery and bronze casting. Thanks to the Grunewald Foundation, a ropemaking workshop will be added this autumn.