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Frankonian Open Air Museum

Eisweiherweg 1 | Bernhard-Bickert-Weg, 91438 Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9841 66800
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Two days is just about long enough to take in this amazing place.

We had to return as one day wasn't long enough to see it all .Lovely places to eat there on site... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
cridge13
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Need 2 days to visit properly

A short walk from the town centre and about a 20 minute walk from the train station, this museum is... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
apollo12
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Museum under the open sky A walk around the Frankisches Freilandmuseum is like travelling back in time through the past 700 years of rural life in Franconia. More than one hundred buildings, most of them furnished with authentic furniture from their period – farmsteads, craftsmen’s cottages, shepherd’s huts, barns, stables, bakeries, drying houses for fruit and flax, a school, a municipal building and a manor house – make for an amazing journey of discovery, showing how Franconian people lived, worked and built their homes in times gone by. Walk from village to village The buildings are arranged in six groups, representing different regions and themes. So, walking around the museum site feels a bit like walking from village to village, as people would have done in the past. Of particular interest are the “Middle Ages” group and the “Town” group, located in Bad Windsheim’s old town, with the Spitalkirche (hospital church), the “Museum Kirche in Franken”.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Eisweiherweg 1 | Bernhard-Bickert-Weg, 91438 Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 9841 66800
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had to return as one day wasn't long enough to see it all .Lovely places to eat there on site also. Very reasonable entrance fee.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A short walk from the town centre and about a 20 minute walk from the train station, this museum is a fantastic day out, especially in good weather. The descriptions of the houses are in English and German and you can also buy a guide...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place is simply amazing! As you are walking through the museum you can pick fruits from the trees to snack on, see how people used to live back in the day, how they manufactured things, and made a living. It is really interesting to...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an interesting place but many of the buildings are the same after a while. It's nice if the weather is right and you fancy a walk around but to be honest, a little boring after the first 20 minutes.

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Reviewed 31 October 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...More

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Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank Julia M
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Reviewed 11 October 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...More

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Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 4 August 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...More

1  Thank Hexy
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Reviewed 26 July 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...More

2  Thank NASAEd
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