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Vorderhunsrück Museum and Pies Archive

The Vorderhunsrück museum has taken on the job of displaying the local and cultural history of Dommershausen. The museum shows a collection of rural house signs, family coats of arms and family books. Both the archive and library offer extensive material for researching home towns and family history of the Vorderhunsrück. Correspondence and utensils evoke the founder of chiropractics and progenitor of the Hunsrück "bone-menders", Diederich Pies, and his descendents. In German, the word 'piesacken' (to torment) has its origins with this physician. His medical methods, used without the aid of modern anaesthesia, were obviously successful, but stayed in painful memory with the patients.