Plan a route here
Museum

Highlight in the gold village: Heimathaus Diedenshausen (local history museum)

Museum · Bad Berleburg
Responsible for this content
BLB-Tourismus GmbH Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Aussenansicht Heimathaus in Diedenshausen
    / Aussenansicht Heimathaus in Diedenshausen
    Photo: BLB-Tourismus GmbH
  • / Aussenansicht vom Heimathaus in Diedenshausen
    Photo: BLB-Tourismus GmbH
As the only federal gold village in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein, Diedenshausen is home to a special highlight: an old home local history museum.
The local craft tradition is the theme on the first floor, where visitors can see a working loom and the workshop of a shoemaker. The local archive and library are also located there. On the upper floor, the history of the watchmaking craft in Diedenshausen since 1770 can be traced. In addition, the local history association shows three to four changing exhibitions annually on craft, cultural and historical topics.

Outstanding is the memorial, which reminds of a great son of the village:

Johannes Althusius (1562-1638), who came from a farming family,

was a constitutional lawyer. With his main work, the "Politica", he is considered as being the most important

political theorist of Calvinism and  the greatest federalism

theorists of the 16th and 17th centuries. The history of the village and the development of the townscape are so complex that the local history association also offers guided tours with specific interests.

Open from

Price:

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
51.075310, 8.501980
DMS
51°04'31.1"N 8°30'07.1"E
UTM
32U 465110 5658317
w3w 
///bamboos.explode.coped
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Do you have questions regarding this content? Ask them here.


Reviews

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Highlight in the gold village: Heimathaus Diedenshausen (local history museum)

Johannes-Althusius-Straße 6
57319 Bad Berleburg
Phone +49 2750 791

Special features

Place to visit Families Bad weather tip
  • 2D 3D
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
  • 1 Routes nearby
Top moderate open
45.2 km
12:30 h
915 m
914 m

The red kite soars above the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hessen. It’s route is the inspiration for this beautiful hiking trail - ...

from Kathi Langer,   BLB-Tourismus GmbH
  • 1 Routes nearby