Can you still remember the delicious smell and taste of bread when baked in a wood-fired oven? In the LVR Kommern Open- Air Heritage Museum you can use all your senses to feel how it was like to live and work in the Rhineland in the past. Have a chat with Anna Ippendorf, a farmer’s wife who used to live in the “Kessenich House” in 1871. Or look over the shoulder of the blacksmith while he’s working. The farm animals in and around the grounds are something special for children to see- from the cockerel on the dung heap to the dairy cow, or the older farm animal livestock, such as the Glan- Donnersberger beef cattle and the “Kommern pig” that have been re-breed at the museum
You can relive the 1950s-1990s in the new group of buildings “Rhineland Market Square” in Mechernich-Kommern. A pub, a bungalow, the Quelle pre-fabricated house, a refugee shelter and two Nissan huts are waiting for you to view. Since 2019 you can also see the emergency church from Bauhaus architect Otto Bartning. Further buildings such as a hairdresser salon, an ice cream parlour and a petrol station will follow in the coming years.