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Frankish Open Land Museum (Fraenkisches Freilandmuseum)

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Address: Eisweiherweg 1 | Bernhard-Bickert-Weg, 91438 Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 09841 / 6680-0
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60 original structures represent Franconia's rural past.

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A fascinating step back in time!

While staying in Rothenburg we wanted to try something different and this was just the ticket. It is certainly different than your usual museum. You really feel like you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
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Los Gatos, California
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

While staying in Rothenburg we wanted to try something different and this was just the ticket. It is certainly different than your usual museum. You really feel like you are being taken back in time. We were lucky to be there when they had a medieval festival with people dressed in period costumes showing the arts and crafts of the... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

There houses here are very authentic (including smell! 😂) and very historic. The houses are set up very nicely for a visitor and our tour guide was very nice The place was interesting but not dull

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The Fraenkishes Freilandmuseum provides a unique and fascinating way to explore how life existed in this area of Germany in years past. The collection of old homes, barns and buildings span from medieval times to the 1700's and 1800's. Some of the homes had pictures and history of the building in its original location, with some extraordinarily recent usage (some... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We spent a day at the Fränkisches Freilandsmuseum and loved it! If you like vegetables and fruit being growed there, you can see all of the varieties that they have and they also sell items grown there. They have an on-site brewery and you can have a beer at the cafe by the brewery house or buy some beers to... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Fraenkische Freilandmuseum is really a fun and informational place to visit. The place is huge and features an entire re-created village consisting of fully furnished farm houses, shops and a brewery. I loved seeing the antique tools, kitchen utensils, and how people lived way back when in the "olden days". I felt like I really learned something about history.

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a collection of about 130 old farmhouses, barns, shops, even a period brewery. They have transported a number of structures that were threatened by highway construction or other destruction, and have reassembled them here so that you can see how life was in the 1400's to the 1800s. They have demonstration hop farms and barns, a brewery that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

What better way to see how people lived than through this open air museum? Great open spaces with many, many different houses to walk through...still a working farm with things going on to instruct and interest everyone...my kids loved playing in the open areas!

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Bavaria, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well for writing the review , when i searched for the place , i found that many such museums exist in Bavaria. Oh well.. Anyway we travelled almost 1 hour to this museum by bus. The houses here were transported from different places around franconia and assmebled here. You can imagine the life of the people inside these houses. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had a great time and if you are travelling by motorhome they also have a stellplatz just outside in the car park for 6 euros per night. the guide book is worth buying for one euro. Excellent if you visit during the summer when they have live demonstrations and walk up into the town, the town centre square has archaeological... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

with 127 structures, there was so much to see. Structures were from several different areas in Franconian area. They ranged over several time periods. There was plenty of Restrooms and places to eat, which was very convenient for a pleasant day.

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