Museums in Sankt Wendel County

A visit to the museums in Sankt Wendel County is not only worthwhile in case of bad weather!
Art lovers will discover interesting permanent exhibitions as well as changing picture and sculpture exhibitions at Mia Münster Museum in St. Wendel. The Bosener Mühle Arts Centre on Lake Bostalsee offers art courses and the top-class exhibitions.
If you want to find out more about rural crafts and how people lived in the past, you will find many lovingly collected exhibits in several local history and agricultural museums. The mill museum at Johann Adams Mill in Tholey shows how miller families performed their work in the past.
Valuable mineral finds, mainly from sites around the volcanic Mount Weiselberg, delight visitors to the mineralogical museums in Oberkirchen and Freisen. Roman finds can be admired in the Theulegium Museum in Tholey.
The Road of Sculptures is a very special museum in the open countryside and shows sculptures which inspire and stimulate thought along the hiking route “Skulpturenstraße” between St. Wendel and Bosen at Lake Bostalsee.

The farmhouse in Reitscheid was built in 1862 and had total of 200 m² of usable space.
The clearly structured facade with its windows and doors framed in natural stone is typical for a south-west German farmhouse. A large courtyard, a garden and expansive meadows can be found in front of the two-story residential house with basement. South-west German farmhouses, as well as the...

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The Bosener Mühle (Bosen Mill) Arts Centre is located directly on Lake Bostalsee. The period from which the former flour mill originated can no longer be traced back, but it did have a large barn added to it in 1870. Owing to lack of profitability, mill operations had to be stopped in the early 1930s. The administrate district of St. Wendel County acquired the mill in 1977 and developed it...

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The "Hiwwelhaus" (house on the hill) in Alsweiler is considered to be the oldest farmhouse in this building style preserved in its originality in the Saarland. Built in 1711/1712 in the centre of the village next to the parish church, this house in south-west German detached style, which housed all living and working quarters under one roof, is characteristic of 17th and 18th century...

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The Mia Münster House houses the town and district library.
The library presents itself as a modern media centre. In addition to conventional print media, it houses audio-visual and electronic media. A total of 50,000 items of media are available to library users, ranging from novels and non-fiction books, to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, newspapers and magazines and games and information...

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The Mineral Museum in Freisen exhibits almost exclusively minerals from the surrounding area. In particular, agates in many colours and grains as well as the "Weiselbergit", which is found on nearby Mount Weiselberg, are the main focus of this collection, which is considered unique in Saarland.

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The mineralogical museum in Oberkirchen was established as a private museum in 1948 by Augustinus Stein, a passionate collector from Oberkirchen. Most of the finds he acquired came from the region. Today, visitors can admire more than 1,500 stones from over 90 different types of rock. The most valuable exhibits include agates such as "setting sun", jasper, crystals, quartz, amethyst and...

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Father Arnold Janssen of the Steyler Missionaries founded the St. Wendel mission house, which extends far beyond the town from the Atzenhübel, in 1898. The mission house church was built between 1910 and 1913. The mission house also houses the Museum of Missionaries and Ethnology, which was founded after the church was built in 1920. First and foremost, the museum exhibits evidence of the...

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At a height of 569 m, Mount Schaumberg is the 'local mountain' in Saarland, and a popular destination for sports enthusiasts and those looking to relax. Schaumberg Tower, the striking 37.5 m high observation tower, is dedicated to Franco-German friendship. A panoramic lift takes guests to the viewing platform, which is also designed to be barrier free. The tower provides a wonderful view...

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The “Museum für Mode und Tracht" (museum of fashion and costume) is the only museum in Saarland to collect, document and present the clothing and clothing habits of our ancestors. The permanent exhibition shows the developments of underwear, festive clothing for men and women and matching accessories from the years 1845 - 1920. The eventful history of today's Saarland is explained with the...

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Located between Tholey, Lebach and Wadern, the Neipel Museum of Local History has been showing cultural-historic exhibits from the heart of Saarland since 1997. Visitors can expect a wide range of exhibitions on geology, archaeology, handicrafts, beekeeping, agriculture and authentic living spaces, explained by the museum team of volunteers. The museum is located in a farmhouse built in...

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At the foot of the Celtic Ring Wall of Otzenhausen, in the Celtic Park, an “authentic” Celtic village has been created as it might have looked 2,000 years ago inside the massive fortifications on Mount Dollberg.

A total of 10 residential, trade and storage buildings can be seen which have been recreated based on historical finds. The village is fenced in by an approx. 2-metre-high wooden...

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Between St. Wendel and Lake Bostalsee, you can experience examples of contemporary art along an approximately 19 km long open-air gallery. In combination with the sculptures, this unusually charming landscape offers hikers an extraordinary experience.
The origin of the Road of Sculptures was in the sculpture symposium on the heights between St. Wendel and Baltersweiler, which took place in...

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Astronomy and space travel in the rustic ambience of an historic farmhouse barn. The main attraction is the Apollo 13 space capsule, which was built for the film release of the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name starring Tom Hanks in the early 1990s. Children and adults can take a seat in the cockpit and recreate the journey to the Moon. The intention of the exhibition is to make the...

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The main exhibition pieces are important exhibits from prehistory and early history that were found at the Roman excavation site at Wareswald and around Mount Schaumberg. The museum also documents the development and history of Tholey Abbey and the administrative centre of Schaumburg. Geological features and fossils, iron ores and semi-precious stones from the region complete the...

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28 tractors and old agricultural machinery and equipment, the history of which dates back to the 18th century, can be found on display in the "tractor room" and on the adjacent grounds. The museum has its own very welcoming courtyard café with ample space for celebrations and groups. A large children's playground, barbecue areas and a small building site trailer hotel complete the offer.

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