© Hufschmiedemuseum Helstorf

Hufschmiedemuseum Helstorf

Short facts

  • Neustadt am Rübenberge

The blacksmith shop today is a museum and was in operation from 1889 to 1965.

Frehrking'sche Schmiede
Founded in 1889 by Wilhelm Frehrking sen. Frehrking quickly won over the farmers of Helstorf and the surrounding area as customers for farriery and iron tyre fitting,

In 1919, his son Wilhelm Frehrking jun. took over the business.

The blacksmith's shop and its outbuildings now adorn the town of Neustadt as a museum. In 1989, the first shoeing took place again. On every third Sunday of the month from April to October, the blacksmiths demonstrate their craft, and visitors can then try out for themselves (under guidance) how iron is worked.

In the neighbouring  museum barnthere are five old looms and spinning wheels that are worked on regularly.


Walsroder Straße 16a

31535 Neustadt am Rübenberge - Helstorf


Phone: +49 5072 / 1417

Fax: +49 5072 / 770105


Website: www.hufschmiedemuseum-helstorf.de

General information

Hufbeschlag lt. Terminkalender, ein jährlicher Terminkalender (s. „Aktuelles“) gibt Auskunft über die zahlreichen Aktivitäten; Informationen dazu erhalten Sie auf der Internetseite.
Besichtigungen sind auch nach Vereinbarung möglich.
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Foreign Language
  • German
Price info

Der Eintritt ist frei.

More info

An den Besichtigungstagen gibt es für die Besucher Kaffee und selbst gebackenen Kuchen sowie Bratwürste.

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