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Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark)

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Address: Laubweg 5, 61267 Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 4960815880
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

104 buildings recreate German life throughout the centuries.

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An excellent day out

One of the things at which Germany excels is the 'open-air museum' concept and Hessenpark is one of the best I have visitied. The museum has a very extensive collection of old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Phil_in_Stoke
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Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the things at which Germany excels is the 'open-air museum' concept and Hessenpark is one of the best I have visitied. The museum has a very extensive collection of old buildings from the area which have been re-erected on-site. Although the signs inside the buildings are exclusivey in German, there is a panel with information in English outside... More 

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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We went on a Saturday in early Sept 2015 and the whole place was bustling! The mini museums as well as the presence of various vendors made for a really interesting day trip. While the articles in the museum are mostly in German, the ladies and gentleman manning each museum speak fluent english and are more than happy to share... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

All signs were in German, no assistance for non / speakers of little German. This made the displays less interesting. The food options are limited, the playground small. The windmills were nice though. Wont be returning.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My First Visit to an Open Air Museum was simply worth the Time. Its Huge and requires lot of time and interest in knowing how the ancient people lived before the war. it will typically show case the German Culture, Half Timbered Building from the Lands of Hesse. Houses from outside seems to be quite small but when you peep... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The place is huge, requires real dedication to see the whole place but whatever you can see is worthwhile. Some of the buildings show the living conditions, others house exhibits on a theme such as photography, telephones, photos of the women farmers of the area. Many of the exhibits and all the buildings have English translations. We were there on... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a must to visit place, you can learn the old Frankfurters live, old houses, buildings, church, school.... Amazing!

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Leavenworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I've never been to an open air museum quite like this one. This museum is different and exceptional. There are dozens of restored timber houses and barns brought to this area. There are exhibits, some of which are in English, and the experience makes for an enjoyable day. The main square is outside of the ticketed area and here you... More 

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Olvera, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Hessenpark has found, moved, and restored medieval building and placed them in one place for the enjoyment of the visitor.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We adore open air museums - called Freilichtmuseums in Germany and Ecomusees in France. These sprawling museums typically feature many very old buildings (houses, stores, mills, barns) which were scheduled for demolition but were saved, relocated to a park setting and refurbished to their former glory. Visiting a freilichtmuseum gives you the opportunity to enter and feel the past in... More 

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Bad Homburg, Hessen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's easy to while away a day exploring the reconstructed buildings and various exhibits at the open-air Hessenpark -- a showcase of life over the past several centuries in the towns and villages throughout the German state of Hessen. Picnic areas, small eateries, various festivals and markets, farm animals and details on those who left Hessen to find new homes... More 

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