Nadja Meister


According to its collection criteria, the Museumsdorf mainly collects folkloric building culture and material evidence, to a lesser extent immaterial evidence from the entire Weinviertel from the late 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
The collection includes agriculture, handicrafts, household goods, textiles, furniture, carts and sledges and much more.
All objects included in the collection are given an inventory number, are described, measured and photographed; This and all other information such as origin, function etc. are recorded in an electronic inventory system and serve as a basis for research or exhibition activity.


The great challenge of the Museumsdorf Niedersulz - as well as of any open-air museum - is the preservation of the existing substance of brick buildings and wooden buildings such as stables and fattening paths. The aim is to use the greatest possible authenticity in the choice of materials (clay, lime) and techniques (e.g. wood joints).
The mobile collection items also require careful treatment - wooden objects, for example, against wood-damaging insects such as the common nail beetle, better known as a "woodworm".


Fields of research in an open-air museum such as the Weinviertler Museumsdorf Niedersulz are broad and varied and include the areas of home and family history, but also the origin, function and distribution of equipment, tools, etc., the distribution of house forms and farm buildings and the large field of so-called intangible cultural heritage, that is, the customs associated with village life, craft techniques, etc.

Presentation and mediation

The Museumsdorf offers in addition to the authentically furnished residential and commercial buildings several exhibitions that deal in more detail with the themes of a Weinviertel village.
The inscriptions on and in the houses are kept deliberately reduced in order to preserve the impression of the historic village. At the same time, the Museumsdorf offers many different educational programs for children and adults, for groups and individual visitors.
If you enjoy communicating content that deals with the Weinviertler village life in the old days, we look forward to your interest in working in the Museumsdorf.


Project “Clay building in Weinviertel”

Project description
The "Clay Building in Weinviertel" project initiated by BOKU Vienna, the Top Citizen Science initiative and the Museumsdorf Niedersulz has set itself the goal of intensively researching the significance of clay as a building material for future use.
For centuries, clay has been of great importance as a building material in many regions of Austria and thus a central ecological and social factor.

Nowadays, clay buildings are often rebuilt or demolished, which means a continuous decline of the traditional clay building stock and thus a part of the Weinviertel building identity. On the other hand, loam is becoming increasingly important as a building material primarily for ecological reasons.

In-depth knowledge of traditional clay building structures supports an understanding of the cultural, social and landscape influence of clay as a material and is crucial for a conscious, adapted handling of clay in the course of new buildings, conversions and renovations.

To date, there are no data on the actual clay building stock in the Weinviertel, which would be crucial for future spatial planning measures.
The collection of these data requires local and historical knowledge. These should therefore be collected, classified and evaluated as part of a Citizen Science approach.
Be the aim of the project is to encourage people from all over the Weinviertel who are interested in building with clay to use their own research and observations to create important data for further scientific processing.

The project "Clay building in Weinviertel" is carried out as part of the Top Citizen Science initiative, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

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