Draught Horse Transportation Museum


The draught horse transportation museum is a private facility and is working since 2000 in parts of a listed historical barnyard near Hamburg.

The collections contains inventory of professional stables (four-, six- and ten horse team harnesses, veterinary medicine equipment and post-, beer- and military wagons), library collections and contemporary witnesses documentation.

The research work and documentation is focused on draught horses in trade, commerce, industry, communication (post) and military. The farming horse is mentioned in terms not covered by local and open-air museums.

On time axis three topics are shown: High-/Late Middle Ages (intensification of European trading/interurban transport), Modern Age (communication/post, military) and Industrialisation (horse and technics, logistics).

Documentations of basic information about horses - breed, spread, keeping, veterinary medicine – are always in relation to the use of draught horses.

The museum-team is looking forward to contacts with people interested, museums and universities who engage in this or similar subjects and is always willingly providing information about its own work.

Exhibitions and events

Die Brauerei Pferde

Permanent exhibition

Im Zugpferdemuseum widmet sich ein großer Teil der Ausstellungsfläche dem Pferdeeinsatz bei Brauereien.  Die großen Faßbierwagen der Holsten Brauerei mit dem...

Pferde beim Militär

Permanent exhibition

Pferde waren beim Militär über Jarhunderte bei allen Waffengattungen im Dienst. Trotzdem herrschen auch heute zumeist völlig falsche Vorstellungen darüber, wann Ihre hochzeit...

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