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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Well I never thought I would see this but when you go to Hessenpark Museum - a vast walk of surrounding countryside abounding with buildings of old, you will come across a whole field of marijuana ! Not only that, tobacco also ! More better known as Hemp, the authentic cropping surrounding the outdoor museum buildings replicates times of old,... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We like to stop here during hikes in the Taunus. Great backery! Cookies and cakes with grandma makes them. Restaurant is also nice and of course the houses are interesting to see.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Visit has been beautiful as always with the walks between the restored old Hessian houses/ farms and small handcraft businesses (some still operating!) in between churches, fields, small creek, lake, watermill etc. with view across the Taunus mountains. Nice stores to buy food manufactured the old fashioned way (cheese, bread, sausage, spirits, jellies etc.). A perfect trip for the whole... More

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Seck, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The Hessenpark is an open air museum in Neu-Anspach (near Wehrheim-Obernhain), Hesse, Germany. It was founded in 1974 by the Hesse State Government. The museum showcases half-timbered buildings and tells stories of Hesse's and its peoples history, old trades can be observed, a synagogue with ritual bath and many more. Interesting place to see. They have about 100 plus buldings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Hessenpark brings back memories of days gone by. When I walked through the Hessenpark I kept saying "Oh, I remember that thing", or asking my Mom "What was that used for ?" Many of those items arraigned in informative little expositions. Not only are the buildings from days gone by, but the countyside is dotted with info on what... More

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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261 reviews 261 reviews
121 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Hessenpark has an impressive collection of buildings arranged by the areas of Hess from which they have been transplanted. There’s clearly more to develop as funds permit but the current collection is enough to keep you busy for the better part of a day. The exhibits within the buildings illustrate local history including the difficult issues of the 1930s and... More

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