Set amid the Lower Lusatian Ridge Nature Park, the Höllberghof open-air museum is a newly built farmhouse based on historical models. For years the farm has attracted thousands of visitors wishing to find out about both farming traditions and ecological innovations. In and around the historic estate, the focus is not just on preserving bygone rural customs and traditions but also on highlighting modern research and environmental education.
At the centre of the estate is a three-sided farm building built in 1991 from wood, stone, clay, reed and straw according to a 200-year-old model. A barn, a granary and a baking house complete the complex. An approximately 2.5-kilometre circular path leads visitors through the “Höllberge" nature reserve to the animal enclosure in the valley, where historical species of domestic animal are kept and bred. Wild herbs, almost forgotten vegetables and the exquisite ornamental plants grow in the farm garden. Several exhibitions and numerous events are dedicated to historical craft trades and customs.