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Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark)

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Address: Laubweg 5, 61267 Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 4960815880
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

104 buildings recreate German life throughout the centuries.

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Huge and wonderfully historical and informational

You could spend a LOT of time here. The place is huge and sprawling with so many old buildings and different shops showing how they did things in the old days, like wood turning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
April F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend a LOT of time here. The place is huge and sprawling with so many old buildings and different shops showing how they did things in the old days, like wood turning, weaving, rope making, clothes dyeing, and so on. We were even able to sit and enjoy an afternoon coffee and popsicles from a little cafe in... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A complete village made up from typical regional houses and churches that have been saved from destruction and rebuilt on site. A wonderful centre square with fountain and one building used as a restaurant. Good one too. Many houses contain museums of the period ie a chemist, corner shop etc. One has a printing museum where craftsmen will demonstrate the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to similar places before in other countries but this is unique to the area in which it is situated in Germany. There are many interesting things to look at and read (including in English) and it will take you all day and still you will not have seen everything. We also went on a very interesting herb... More 

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Thank Basilio_10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We were nicely surprised by the park. Very nicely done! You have the impression of being brought to the past! Great for a family outing with children. Worth seeing.

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Thank Deeandkonsti
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

The Hessenpark Open Air Museum is a perfect option for families with young children, although it took a bit of hunting to find the website as it does not come up under Hessenpark rather Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark. With over 100 historic structures situated on 150 acres it represents the perfect place to let kids explore, learn a bit about history, eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Lots of building to go in and Learn about also play area and animals to keep the children busy. There is also food to buy or you can take your own to eat in the picnic areas. shops to buy traditional things.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Niedernhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent the day exploring all of the old buildings and walking the trails in the park. We had lunch at the restaurant in the market square and the staff was very friendly. They spoke a little English but all of the exhibits and menus are in German. Overall a fun day.

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Thank ditzblnde
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Nice location, historical attractions, great time with the Family. It can be a nice program for Sundays.

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Thank ZolSz
Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The buildings that have been moved and rebuilt are amazing. There are people dressed in period costumes demonstrating the jobs and tasks of the times. Ex: black blacksmithing, weaving, ceramics, farming. There are 2 restaurants so it is easy to spend the day. Plenty of farm animals for the kids to enjoy.

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Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

One of the things at which Germany excels is the 'open-air museum' concept and Hessenpark is one of the best I have visitied. The museum has a very extensive collection of old buildings from the area which have been re-erected on-site. Although the signs inside the buildings are exclusivey in German, there is a panel with information in English outside... More 

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