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Frankish Open Land Museum (Fraenkisches Freilandmuseum)

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Address: Eisweiherweg 1, 91438 Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 09841-4292
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60 original structures represent Franconia's rural past.

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Wonderful activity and learning experience

The Fraenkische Freilandmuseum is really a fun and informational place to visit. The place is huge and features an entire re-created village consisting of fully furnished farm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Fraenkische Freilandmuseum is really a fun and informational place to visit. The place is huge and features an entire re-created village consisting of fully furnished farm houses, shops and a brewery. I loved seeing the antique tools, kitchen utensils, and how people lived way back when in the "olden days". I felt like I really learned something about history.

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Lompoc, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a collection of about 130 old farmhouses, barns, shops, even a period brewery. They have transported a number of structures that were threatened by highway construction or other destruction, and have reassembled them here so that you can see how life was in the 1400's to the 1800s. They have demonstration hop farms and barns, a brewery that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What better way to see how people lived than through this open air museum? Great open spaces with many, many different houses to walk through...still a working farm with things going on to instruct and interest everyone...my kids loved playing in the open areas!

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Bavaria, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well for writing the review , when i searched for the place , i found that many such museums exist in Bavaria. Oh well.. Anyway we travelled almost 1 hour to this museum by bus. The houses here were transported from different places around franconia and assmebled here. You can imagine the life of the people inside these houses. It... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had a great time and if you are travelling by motorhome they also have a stellplatz just outside in the car park for 6 euros per night. the guide book is worth buying for one euro. Excellent if you visit during the summer when they have live demonstrations and walk up into the town, the town centre square has archaeological... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

with 127 structures, there was so much to see. Structures were from several different areas in Franconian area. They ranged over several time periods. There was plenty of Restrooms and places to eat, which was very convenient for a pleasant day.

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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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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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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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