In the Northeim Regency, Nienover represents an important historical site with the remnants of an entire medieval town extensively investigated and carefully excavated in some areas.
Thanks to the detailed excavation it was possible to fully re-construct a medieval house dating to 1230 on its original foundations with the aid of specialized craftspeople and professionals. The precise words to describe what was built are: “not to have a museum but to have a place where history comes to life and visitors and impersonators can experience the life in the 13th century” (Mittelalterhaus Nienover Website). Ever since the opening, live interpreters and accurate re-enactment groups contribute in transforming the house in a vibrant and atmospheric environment which ensures engagement while mirroring the most accurate view of the past as it might have been. Visitors are requested to dress in contemporary clothing and an English guided tour is available on request.