On some 40 hectares’ grounds, 60 historic buildings from the 16th to the 20th century from Schleswig-Holstein as well as the Danish border region are presented by the Open-Air Museum Molfsee. It presents and documents the daily life and cultural history of rural Schleswig-Holstein as an ethnographic museum.
The farmhouses, cottages, barns and workshops from the village handcrafts are equipped with furnishings, household effects and work tools. It also incorporates three windmills and a water mill, a historic pharmacy, a steam engine powered dairy farm, two paupers’ houses and the gatehouse from an aristocratic estate. Rurally cultivated free areas and animal husbandry round-off the exhibition in the open-air museum.