Museumsdorf Düppel

Life in the Middle Ages

All at the table: At weekends during the season, visitors are invited to watch medieval actors and actresses in everyday village life.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Christian Kielmann
The open-air museum in the countryside offers a wide range of activities for the whole family.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Christian Kielmann

This seasonal open-air museum takes adults and children on a journey of discovery into the life, landscape and rural culture of the Middle Ages.

Location
Museumsdorf Düppel
Clauertstraße 11 
14163 Berlin

Opening Hours
Sat + Sun + public holidays | 10 am – 6 pm
(during the holidays daily except Wed, bookable offers all year roun)

Entry
5 Euros / 3 Euros (reduced) |
free admission under 18 years

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. An exhibition in the reception building and various themed stations in the open-air grounds are dedicated to the Middle Ages, also with regard to a more sustainable future. On all opening days we offer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. historical children’s games and bread on a stick from an open fire, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. young and old can try their hand at archery (5 shots for 1 euro).

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, in 2023 it was also possible to set up a ropery.

Exhibition

As an open-air laboratory, the Düppel Museum Village is a living field of research and experimentation. Exciting projects about medieval life are communicated in an easily understandable way.
RETOLD

Since December 2020, the Stadtmuseum Berlin and the Museumsdorf Düppel have been participating in the EU project “RETOLD”. In this project, a cross-museum strategy for documenting archaeological building reconstructions and historical craft techniques is being developed. The Düppel Museum Village presents the work of the open-air museum in videos and at the same time digitizes knowledge that is relevant for museum work.

Förderverein Museumsdorf Düppel e.V.

About
The goal of the association, founded in 1975, is to recreate historically accurate medieval life as it might have looked around 1200 at the present location of the museum.

Living History
The association is divided into various working groups that deal with the maintenance of the reconstructed dwellings in the Düppel Museum Village, crafts and garb, and agriculture in the Middle Ages. The members thus bring living history to the Zehlendorf open-air museum. 

Are you interested in the activities and actions of the association? Then take a look at the website!

In My View

Info & Service

Opening Hours

Sat + Sun + public holidays | 10 am – 6 pm
(during the holidays daily except Wed, bookable offers all year round)

Directions

Museumsdorf Düppel
Clauertstraße 11 
14163 Berlin

As there is only a limited parking space, we recommend arriving by S-Bahn, bus or bicycle. Dogs are welcome (leash required).

Contact

Infoline
+49 30 24 002-162
Mo – Fri | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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Tickets

Entry

5,00 € / 3,00 € (reduced)

FAQ

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