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Freilichtmuseum

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Address: Mackingerbach, 58091 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 2331 7807-0
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Very interesting and educational

an assembly of historic buildings and workshops dating from the early days of industrial development in the region. It's an entertainig excursion into history,the cobblestone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an assembly of historic buildings and workshops dating from the early days of industrial development in the region. It's an entertainig excursion into history,the cobblestone streets however require a bit of effort.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a slightly rainy day but still not disappointed Lots to see and plenty of walking very interesting exhibits and live demonstrations Good day out all round, houses and scenery are picture postcard visit is a must if in area

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I’ve visited other Village-kind museum and they definitely are better. You see a few houses from the past but you can’t get an impression of the house interior design.

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Alfter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place where you can see how people used to live in the past. Great place to come with kids. Many houses to visit and see old houses, fully equipped from inside. If the weather is nice, you can spend there all day and have nice German wurst with delicious beer.

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Hagen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to see, if you are interested in German industrial history like forging, paper production, beer brewing, rope making and many other things. Please be aware, that the visit will take you min. 3-4 hours and a lot of (uphill) walking is required. The musuem is closed during wintertime!

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a large open-air museum with many traditional houses each displaying some traditional skill. Skills include several kinds of metal working, paper making, leather making, bristle production, rope making, fabric dyeing, bee keeping, cigar production, and more. Of course there is also a tavern. There's a nice exhibition of metal products too, with many old weapons.

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Thank RHAHJ
Iserlohn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It`s nice to see one`s own area industrial history in action. And beside that it`s a nice scenic walk along the historical buildings. Good food is also there.

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There seem to be many of these freilichtmuseums scattered around Germany and it would be interesting to see if the approach of others towards the display of old buildings and crafts is different to the one in Hagen. Various buildings from around the immediate region have been collected and reconstruceted here, each with its associated craft/industry. There are various craft... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great place to spend a couple hours on learning about the traditional German trades. The open air museum is well maintained and offers a lot of live demonstrations. The plot is huge and you have to walk uphill for quite a while. Be sure to wear suitable footwear. The Museum Restaurant can be recommended although the service is rather slow... More 

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The museum consists of a large number of old building demonstrating old crafts and pre-industrial age trades. It is set in a quiet valley and makes a pleasant contrast to the busy Ruhrgebiet.

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