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Ecomusee d'Alsace

Chemin du Grosswald, 68190 Ungersheim, France
+33 (0)3 89 74 44 74
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Ungersheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent a great afternoon at this most interesting museum and just wish that we had got there earlier in the day as we didn't get around all of the exhibits. It is a bit like the various Folk Museums in the UK, where buildings have been transferred lock, stock and barrel to give examples of the type of architecture... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended. It is a museum of medieval buildings set out as a village, complete with houses, blacksmiths, coopers, barbers, cobblers, basket makers, mills etc. Lots of demonstrations. Very bizarre museum within museum of extraordinary sculptures and another collection of ancient tractors and farm machinery. Excellent bakery for lunch. Also restaurant. Nature reserve adjacent. Bigger than Weald and Downland museum... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Over 70 buildings from the region were rebuilt brick by brick on this site, and were furbished with utensils and furniture of the corresponding period. You can visit a farmhouse, a barber shop, a warehouse, even a monastery as it were by the time it was functioning. Really lovely site! It's a pity the kids were very tired and we... More

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Saint Louis, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's everything the other posts have said and more! Every year they continue to add to the exhibitions. 14 euro for adults for a 1 time visit. If you have the intention of going more than once (which as has been said that it is impossible to see everything in one go) a season pass is the way to go.... More

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The Ecomusee was, hands down, the best place we visited on our two week trip to France and Germany. I say this having visited Neuschwanstein and various castles of the Rhine Valley on the same trip. I say this because we were allowed to enter and explore the charming half-timbered houses we had been admiring all over the Rhinelnad-Palatinate, Baden-Wurttemberg,... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A village completely built from salvaged 15th, 16th century farms, houses and other buildings with real crafts (bread baking, animal husbandry etc.) and traditional stories and events for all the family. A amazing setting in this brown-field, disused potash mine area, now regenerated with little trace of its humble origins. Although there are numerous explanatory recordings in English round the... More

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Mo i Rana, Norway
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22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Large area with a big collection of old houses, cottages and farms from all over Alsace assembled into a live environment. Interesting to see how it looked inside the old houses and how people lived in the old days. While we visited the place there were not many activities or shows going on, but maybe we were there at the... More

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Pori, Western Finland, Finland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My family visited this large outside museum for almost 3 hours totally including a light lunch. There were very many buildings as a museum and they all were accessible. We found them interesting but most of the activities or shows were either missing or only once or twice a day. On the other hand, families with very young children can't... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The surrounding area has a bit of a run down look to it. But entering the museum itself is a revelation. One can see all sorts of different buildings from all over the Alsace. Most were working buildings and farms, but they also have small cottages. The interiors are done in such a way, that one realises how people had... More

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Basel, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

It was amazing to see the variety of old houses from all over Alsace moved to this one location. Each house then functioned as a kind of museum focused on the trade of the former owners (e.g. ceramics, farming, baking, archery, etc.). There were demonstrations ranging from baking local pastries to milking a cow. Our group included my five-year-old daughter,... More

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