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

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  • Aussenansicht Heimathaus in Diedenshausen
    / Aussenansicht Heimathaus in Diedenshausen
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  • / Aussenansicht vom Heimathaus in Diedenshausen
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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.

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Es finden zur Zeit nur Führungen nach telefonischer Anmeldung statt.

Die aktuellen Corona-Verordnungen sind einzuhalten.



Während der Öffnungszeiten besteht die Möglichkeit zur Einkehr in die Kaffeestube der "Diedenshäuser Landfrauen" (ehemalige Gastwirtschaft Hanses).

Nach Absprache (Joachim Dienst sowie Klaus Homrighausen +49 2750 310) können Sie eine kostenlose Führung durch Diedenshausen erleben. 

Mehr Informationen unter Heimatverein Diedenshausen

Abgerundet wird der Besuch im Heimathaus mit einer Wanderung auf dem Rotmilanhöhenweg oder einem seiner Zuwege.

Getting there

Fahren Sie von Bad Berleburg oder Wunderthausen über die L 717 nach Diedenshausen Ortsmitte.






51.075310, 8.501980
51°04'31.1"N 8°30'07.1"E
32U 465110 5658317
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Highlight in the gold village: Heimathaus Diedenshausen (local history museum)

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

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