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Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark)

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Address: Laubweg 5, 61267 Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: (60)815880
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 70 buildings recreate German life throughout the centuries.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Leavenworth
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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 8, 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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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed the open air museum. it's fun to be able to look in the old homes. a lot of stuff was translated into english which was nice. the town is what really makes it five stars though and it makes it different from tons of other open air museums in germany and france. our young kids also thoroughly enjoyed!... More 

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Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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