What was originally planned in the 1960s as a local history museum for Ottersdorf was renovated in three stages with EU funding. in 1994 it opened its doors as the Riedmuseum.
1963: A local history museum for Ottersdorf
1963: The architect Josef Seitz from Baden-Baden, who was born in Ottersdorf, proposed to the municipal council to establish a local history museum to preserve the local history in Ottersdorf. The citizens were called upon to collect typical local objects of historical value and to hand them in to the community.
1965: The oil mill was included in the plans for the museum of local history as a technical cultural monument. Initially, the purchase and renovation failed mainly due to the financial possibilities of the community.
1971: When Ottersdorf was incorporated, it was emphasized in the merger agreement with Rastatt that the cultural life and local customs of the Ried community would be promoted.
1980s: The Riedmuseum is built
1986: The city of Rastatt buys the property Am Kirchplatz 6. Maria Burster, née Jung, was still living in the house at this time, but received life-long residential rights.
In the course of the village development program of the state of Baden-Württemberg, later also called the "Rural Area" program, the Kirchplatz as the center of the village experienced an enormous upgrade. As a result, the neighboring property "Lamm" was also acquired for the museum in the barn. At the same time, the EU's PAMINA project was launched. Among other things, it provided for a decentralized museum route on the French and German sides in order to present the cultural and landscape area in the Southern Palatinate (PA=Palatinate), the Middle Upper Rhine (MI) and the Northern Alsace (NA=Nord Alsace). As part of the overall concept of the PAMINA museums, the theme "Rhine Correction" was to be implemented in the Riedmuseum.
1991: The museum ship Heini
1993 - 2001: Gradual opening of the Riedmuseum
1993: When Maria Burster died, the town acquired the entire inventory of the dwelling house to represent the authentic living situation exemplary for the Ried. In this year, the oil mill, the oil mill building, the barn and the pigsty were restored.
1994: The museum in the barn is opened and the oil mill is opened to the public.
From 1999: Restoration of the residential house Am Kirchplatz 6 takes place.
2001: The residential house is opened as part of the Ried Museum.
Das Riedmuseum Rastatt ist von März bis Oktober geöffnet
Fr, Sa, So und an Feiertagen: 14 Uhr bis 18 Uhr
Gruppenführungen nach Vereinbarung
Erwachsene 3 Euro, ermäßigt 1 Euro
Gruppenführung 40 €, an Wochenenden u. Feiertagen 50 € (max. 20 Personen)
Freier Eintritt mit dem Museums-Pass-Musée