Homepage – welcome!

Welcome at the website of the crane and construction equipment museum and the associated society.

See it – be amazed – live it

This is the leitmotif for the „construction machinery-world (Baumaschinenmuseum)“ located in Rattelsdorf, Germany – a museum for tools of the construction industry.

Where else do you find a comparable collection of excavators, tower cranes, bulldozers, mobile cranes, dumper trucks, wheeled loaders, crawler cranes, scrapers and much more ? Only here !

Join the time travel through the history of construction – from steam excavators through our „crane forest“ towards huge 200t mining equipment. Live the fascination of construction tools of trade by visiting us !

The permanently growing exhibition currently features over 150 different machines! The museum of construction equipment is unique in Europe, if not worldwide ! The history of the modern construction equipment is still young, but full of details.

Did you know,

  • who built the first excavator in Germany?
  • which tower cranes were the first ones ?
  • how the evolution of the tower crane looked like?
  • what a push and pull means?
  • how a mining bulldozer works?

If you are interested to learn more, come to us ! Here you learn loads of interesting facts about the monsters of excavation and the elegant weightlifters made of steel. Our webpages are constantly upgraded to take pace with the museum. Hence it is always worthwhile to visit us again. For suggestions, hints towards possibly new machinery and constructive criticism we are grateful.

Layout plan of our exhibition area
Locations of our museum sites