Museumsdorf Düppel (Düppel Museum Village) is a seasonal open-air museum in Berlin that allows visitors to experience medieval ways of life and craftsmanship at festivals, markets, and other events. The reconstruction of a German village is built on on the same site as a village where farmers lived 800 years ago; the with residences, storehouses, workshops, fields, and gardens all likely look just as they did in the year 1200.
From Easter through October, visitors can see and smell medieval plants and animals like the ‘Düppel pig’ and the ‘Skudde sheep,’ species that have been bred back from near-extinction. Local volunteers demonstrate medieval craft techniques like blacksmithing, tar-making, and textile arts. The museum kitchen offers hot and cold dishes, cakes, and coffee. The entire family will enjoy the interactive experience of touching, testing, listening, smelling, learning, and participating the different features of the museum. There is a small permanent exhibit, and learning programs are also offered for school classes and groups of visitors.
The Museumdorf Düppel is a seasonal attraction, and is open only on the weekends and on public holidays between Easter and the end of October. The interactive museum gives a realistic representation of a village that existed on the same spot 800 years ago, and children younger than age 18 visit for free. Adult admission is 3,50 EUR.