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Herrischried: The extension at the Klausenhof provides more space for exhibitions and events

Herrischried: The extension at the Klausenhof provides more space for exhibitions and events

The takeover of the Klausenhof open-air museum by the municipality of Heirschried in spring 2021 and its associated reorientation is accompanied by an increased use of Wagenschopf for events such as concerts, readings and weddings. A different location had to be found for some of the exhibits previously on display at Wagenschopf. The idea: an extension to Wagenschopf.

The Klausenhof Development Association took matters into its own hands and applied for funding from the small-scale EU Leader project, which is used to fund projects with a maximum of €20,000. A financing of around €13,000 was then approved in February 2022, and the corresponding contract was signed at the beginning of March. The remaining balance of about 7,000 euros is borne by the Support Association.

Groundbreaking in April

After a groundbreaking ceremony in April, work began, the architect Walter Fretter was responsible for the planning, and the construction was carried out by local carpentry shop Leonard Beehler.

The result is an extension made of wood, open on one side, of 25 square meters and a small lockable side room for storing equipment, whose design is coordinated with the other buildings in the museum. Mayor Christian Drews explained this at the official opening in the presence of Christine Boles (Office of the Leader), Helmut Eckert (President of the Association) and Clausenhof’s supervisor Britta Kaiser. Like the saw roof, a sheet metal covering was chosen for the roof of the span, and a tile covering was not possible due to the low saw roof, according to the city council president. There were no objections from the Antiquities Office.

Christine Bowles said it was great that the concept of the museum was expanded in this way and that the space was created for events in the interior of the carriage. There were no objections to funding this project from the Leader working group handling the resolution, which has 30 to 40 members from across the Leader region.