Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark

CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA SNYDER

Hessenpark, Germany | www.germanyja.com

Hessenpark is an open-air museum that details rural life history for the state of Hessen in Germany going back about 400 years. One of my favorite things about Hessenpark is that when historically significant buildings in Hessen are going to be torn down for various reasons, some of them are instead carefully taken apart, moved to Hessenpark and reassembled. The park is divided into sections each representing an area of the state.

Hessenpark, Germany | www.germanyja.com

They have people dressed in period costumes demonstrating some aspects of life. I believe they have more of these during the summer than winter. They also have signs in front of each building giving information in both English and German. The park is easy to get to and there is free parking onsite. There are also restaurants in the marketplace just before the entrance to the park and several in the area. The stores in the marketplace are also open on Sundays.

Hessenpark, Germany | www.germanyja.com

During winter it is only open on weekends, so we decided to head up on a Sunday. We had the strangest mix of weather while we were there. We had beautiful sunshine, a sun shower and pouring down rain, followed by more sunshine.

They also have an old synagogue that has been turned into a small museum on Jewish life in Hessen. There is a computer set up to access a website with photos of Jewish life before the holocaust.

Hessenpark, Germany | www.germanyja.com

Tips For Your Trip:

Hessenpark, Germany | www.germanyja.com

Hours:

1st March till 31st October:
Daily from 0900 to 1800

1st November till 28th February:
Saturday and Sunday from 1000 to 17:0

Last admission one hour before closing time.

Address:

Laubweg 5
61267 Neu-Anspach

Entrance:

Adults: 6.00€
Children (6-16):  2.70€
Children 5 and under: Free
Family (Parents or a parent with child/children aged between 6 and 15 years): 12.00€

Hessenpark website

Notes: 

Laura originally posted this article on her site, but has graciously shared it with us here as well. Danke, Laura!

There is a similar freildandmuseum in Bavaria and you can read about it here. 

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