Forestry and timber museum

The timber museum is housed in a modern exhibition building lower down from the Hunsrück hamlet. It was built in 2004-2005 with considerable support from the district foresters' association (Kreiswaldbauernverband) in Trier-Saarburg and was opened in October 2006.

Rose garden

Instead of the earlier estate vegetable garden, a rose garden has been planted in Biedermeier style. The paths are bordered with box and divide the beds up symmetrically. They end at the iron sundial in the middle of the garden.

The Maret summerhouse

Even while the rose garden was being planted in 1978 the museum became aware of a Biedermeier summerhouse in Trier. The almost square house was built in 1830 in the garden of the Trier marzipan and chocolate manufacturer, Johann Wilhelm Maret (1799 - 1848).

Herb Garden

The herb garden in the Roscheider Hof contains over 100 species of plants, which have played an important role from the Middle Ages right up until the present day as herbs for medicinal, culinary or magical purposes, and still do.

Our woodland theatre offers space for 100 spectators. It is located in the museum building, but can also be used separately through its own entrance if required. The wooldland theatre can also be rented for cultural events

Boundary stones

In our endeavours to preserve items from bygone days, which are of importance from a cultural and historical aspect, both for today's society and that of the future, we had the idea of exhibiting old historical boundary stones outside in the grounds of the museum.

The plum garden lies below the rose garden and surrounds the half-timbered chapel from Bürder. In addition to some old plum trees from the time of the estate, there are many trees newly planted in the 2nd half of the 2010s.

Chapel from Bürder

The chapel dates from around 1730 and is from Bürder, a few kilometres north of Neuwied. It was kindly donated by the diocese of Trier, as it had to make way for a newly built church.

Graveyard by the chapel from Bürder

Around the chapel from Brüder a replica of a small graveyard has been made, where there are gravestones from three different centuries.

The three-field economy practised for centuries was replaced by crop rotation, root crops were increasingly cultivated and soil quality was improved by fertilisation.


The purpose of the six-by-nine-meter apiary is to show the importance of bees for the ecosystem to the public, in particular their function in the process of pollination. At the same time, more people are to be enthused for beekeeping in order to maintain this craft and a species-rich nature.

Good Shepherd chapel

The "Good Shepherd" chapel is somewhat hidden off the main path at the entrance to the hamlet of the Hunsrück village. This is a small plastered building surrounded by trees enclosed on three sides.

Museum meadows and orchards

Fruit meadows have become rare. In the past, they were like belts around the settlements and provided their inhabitants with fruit that was not only eaten fresh for generations, but also preserved for the winter by drying and preserving.

Baracke von aussen

Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) shed of type RL IV. The barrack was stored in the Eifel from the end of the war until its reconstruction in 2017 and, according to oral tradition, was used as a control centre for a V1 launching facility.

Directly opposite the Reichsarbeitsdienst barrack, the English counterpart, a so-called Nissen hut, has stood since spring 2021. In its simplest version, it is a simple sheet metal barrack for the weatherproof storage of objects.