Museum of the Eiderstedt Landscape

The Landscape Museum Eiderstedt is located in the old town centre of St. Peter-Dorf. With the directly adjacent Church of St. Peter and the Dorfkrug, the listed country house built in 1752 forms a small ensemble of the historic St. Peters. The museum collection of the Landscape Eiderstedt has been housed in this building since 1952.

On an exhibition area covering approx. 500 square metres, you can discover all there is to know about Eiderstedt’s 2000-year history. The main focus areas of the permanent exhibition include the settlement and Christianisation of the peninsula, trade with the Mare Frisium ship, and dyke construction, traditions and personalities as well as the rise of Eiderstedt to a tourist region in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the tiled “front parlour”, you can get an impression of the wealth of farmers and merchants. In the vaults, you can walk in the footsteps of the Dutchmen who once settled here and introduced their knowledge on dyke construction and dairy farming. 

© Katrin Krumpholz, 2016