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Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark)

Laubweg 5, 61267 Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany
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Type: Specialty Museums
Description: 70 buildings recreate German life throughout the centuries.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

About thirty minutes driving north of Frankfurt/Wiesbaden. Easy to find. Worthwhile to see from aspects of construction and engineering from 1700s/1800s. Half of the park is free. Other half requires a small fee. I would not suggest bringing kids under ten to the site (they will have zero interest). Excellent historical point for any teen curious about life in the... More

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Fords, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This open air museum is a nice way to explore german history. Dozens of restored timber houses and barns with exhibits make for a full day. The main square is outside of the ticketed area and here you will find a bakery, restaurant, and gifts shop. We enjoyed our visit. Worth a drive into the german countryside to get away... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you've visited st.Fagans, Wales, then you'll understand an open air museum. Easy to reach. Plenty of parking. Informative guides, get a guided tour if you can as they bring the place alive. Loved the school house. Our guide had photos from over 100 years ago and the children looked so unhappy. The schoolmaster was known for his brutality.

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Eatonton, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a very nice museum. Loved the little shops and that cute backerei!! I had the choice to explore on my own or go with the tour guide. I wish I would have explored on my own-I would have been able to see more of the museum. They have the biggest smelliest hogs/pigs ever!! It was too funny. Recommend... More

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Bucks County Pa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was a good way to see just what life was like back 100 or so years ago. I think families with school aged children would enjoy this.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a neat place! We happened upon this place driving through Germany in our rental car. This is a museum of how people lived in the Black Forest in "the old days." This is an open air museum called Vogtsbauernhof. There are six fully furnished farm houses, the day laborer's cottage and 15 outbuildings - mills, stalls, sawmills, barns, chapel,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

When you enter the market area (which is free) we were pleasantly surprised. The architecture was beautifully presented. The brush shop was an eye-opener, a brush for every job! Upstairs in the chemist shop, were two floors of electrical museum pieces, to bring joy to the heart of every geek! The other shops were lovely, containing things like typical German... More

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Seeshaupt, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A very thoughtful collection of original Hessian houses, farmhouses, churches and former shops and craftsman workshops. Interior exhibits explain life in the 19th century as well and are very nicely developed. A market place is a very nice introduction to the park itself. There are several dozen houses finished and plenty more waiting for reconstruction. The exhibit is a nice... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

wonderful old buildings full of character and set in a peaceful area surrounded by fields. The pony and trap ride was the highlight for our grand daughter as well as visiting the shops before entering the museum. The lunch afterwards was a delight sitting in the early spring sunshine! Tip. Wear suitable shoes as there is a lot of walking... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

If you like long walks, This is the place. Interesting No life after 6:00 PM, Great to let the dog play at night

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