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Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark)

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Address: Laubweg 5, 61267 Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 6081 5880
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

104 buildings recreate German life throughout the centuries.

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great place to have a trip into hessian history

have the main hessian history topics in original buildings and real houses at one site. very interesting and in addition nice events within the seasons. very good bakery on the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Kai B
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

have the main hessian history topics in original buildings and real houses at one site. very interesting and in addition nice events within the seasons. very good bakery on the market place. the restaurant offers good meals but is not a cheap place to eat

Thank Kai B
Frankfurt, Germany
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159 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This museum attempts to tell the history of Hesse. It mainly aims to achieve this by preserving old buildings from the various parts of the state which have been brought here and reassembled, then inside these buildings, various stories are being told. One could discuss if certain not so cheerful chapters of 20th-century German history need to be addressed, or... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This wonderfully preserved village is interesting and is very well-done with English explanations and some demonstrations. Medieval renovated houses and farms plus later 19th century museums and displays make it a very worthwhile day's outing.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We spent a lovely couple days at Hessenpark for the wedding ceremony and reception for our friends. It was a beautiful park- very clean and the exhibits were nicely taken care of. The reception venue was also very nice and the staff were great throughout the evening!

Thank Courtney-and-Friends
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Arriving after lunch, we were never going to do the place justice, in fact the more spritely of us just managed to get around the site in three hours! The reconstructions are to a very high quality and well set out with a god mix of urban, rural and industrial buildings. We were very impressed. If you have time there... More 

1 Thank AndiPayne
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

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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Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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Reviewed 19 August 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.

Thank Deeandkonsti
Frankfurt, Germany
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128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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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