Very popular, the regional horse breed "Alt Oldenburger", © Michael Stephan/ Museumsdorf Cloppenburg
© Michael Stephan/ Museumsdorf Cloppenburg

Open-air Museum Cloppenburg

The open-air museum is the oldest one in Germany, designed as a village museum. With some 250,000 visitors per year, it is one of the most popular museums in Northern Germany for a good reason. The work, housing and living conditions of the country population in Lower Saxony from the late Middle Ages to the 1950s are documented here with the help of more than 50 completely furnished historical buildings.

The village museum invites you to spend a nice, informative and diverse day. Enjoy the special village atmosphere and the impressive farmhouses, relax with coffee and cake in the traditional "Dorfkrug" (the village's pub) and enjoy the freshly baked bread from the baker.


 Lower Saxony’s KinderFerienLand certification makes it easier for parents to search for destinations geared towards kids' holidays. The basic idea is that only family friendly companies will bear the seal. Expert assessors check the operation’s service, child-friendly facilities and child safety standards.


  • village museum with more than 50 fully furnished historic buildings
  • Explore historical everyday life in the countryside
  • Activity trail for families
  • Children's birthdays, family actions and discounts
  • Children's program and adventures with interactive activities
  • Regular Sunday programs


  • Playgroung
  • Handcart hire
  • Picnic area

Open-air Museum Cloppenburg

Bether Straße 6
49661 Cloppenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 4471 / 94840


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