Welcome to the Ostenfeld Farmhouse

The Ostenfeld Farmhouse, which was established as a museum in 1899, is the oldest open air museum in Germany. Magnus Voss (1885 -1905), a teacher from Husum, saved the building built in 1600, for his hometown. At that time, a Danish museum wanted to acquire the property in Ostenfeld and relocate it to an open-air museum in Denmark.

The house has been run by the Museum Association since 1997. It provides visitors with an insight into farm life in days of yore, when the dwellers had to live in cramped conditions and all the daily chores were shared between them.

It is possible to explore the building alone or to take a guided tour to find out about the farming equipment which could be found on a farm long ago.