In the north of Westphalia the old prince-bishoprics of Osnabrück and Minden and the former counties of Tecklenburg, Ravensberg and Lippe were located. The landscape can be divided into the Teutoburg Forest and the Wiehengebirge mountains as the last foothills of the German low mountain ranges and the fertile hills that roll into the North Germain Plain. These regions are home to the characteristic Low German hall houses, and especially monumental examples can be found here. To represent the predominant settlement patterns, the museum depicts northern Westphalia with a loose group of several farms and some Kotten (cottages). A farm of Ravensberg country is still being planned.