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Frankish Open Land Museum (Fraenkisches Freilandmuseum)

Eisweiherweg 1 | Bad Windsheim, 91438 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Ansbach
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: 60 original structures represent Franconia's rural past.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is an outdoor museum, so go when the weather is nice. I recommend purchasing the guide book for 1 euro if you don't speak/read German. Our children enjoyed walking through the houses, and we enjoyed reading about the history. I wish we were there while the demonstrations were going on, but we still had a great time. The gardens... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is a great outdoor living history museum. One important thing to note, is that the address here has it listed in Ansbach, it is not in Ansbach or Ansbach Landkreis but is 27 km away in Bad Windsheim.

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Petersaurach, Germany
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a big area right next to Bad Windsheim with all sorts of OLD houses and buildings that have been transplanted here and set up so you can walk around and see how people lived hundreds of years ago. Visit there site and go when there are demonstrations going on. The do weaving, horse-shoeing, plowing, tanning, all sorts of... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This museum is about 15 miles from Rothenburg and well worth visiting. Old buildings have been relocated & furnished authentically in well kept gardens in many cases. It scores over similar museums in that livestock inhabit many of the buildings so the sights & smells add to the experience. Demonstrations of crafts and trades add to the attractions. There are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We went to the Freilansmuseum on a special day when they have loads of demonstrations of house building, baking, brewing etc and lots of people in costume play acting characters from the past. We adults found it very interesting but tall people watch out for the low doorways. We had a great explanation of the history of soldiering from a... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

As we were unable to find the entrance and parkinglot (though owning a navigationsystem) we parked our car at the museumsbrewery and bought an entranceticket at the museumscafe (Komunerbrau). A second part of this museum is in the 'Altstadt', the Old town, entrance is incuded in the entranceticket of the main museum. The Altstadt has stables, farmhouse, a church (museum... More

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