Franconian Open Air Museum


Date:  2015-05-14

Occasion:  Wolfgang’s birthday

Location:  Germany, Bavaria, Franconia, Bad Windsheim
(Bad = health resort, spa; Windsheim = home of the wind)

The GUIDE TO THE MUSEUM is available in German, English and French. The cited introduction is followed by some photographs (taken with my Galaxy A5).

“A Museum of Traditional Buildings From Rural and Small-Town Franconia

The Fränkisches Freilandmuseum is a museum of cultural heritage. On an area of around 50 hectares it documents the history of Franconian rural communities – how they lived, their crafts, and how they built their homes. Although one of the youngest museums of its kind in Germany – we only started assembling our first buildings in 1979 – the Franconian Open Air Museum now sports over one hundred buildings spanning seven centuries. The museum is run by the Municipality of Mittelfranken (Central Franconia), but it represents building styles from all of Franconia. This is reflected in the three regional groupings of the museum: to the west is the village of houses from western Central Franconia and Lower Franconia (Group West: Mainfranken, Frankenhöhe), to the east are buildings from the area around Nuremberg and Upper Franconia (Group East: Regnitzfranken, Frankenalb), and to the south is the Group South: Altmühlfranken. Finally, there are the three separate groupings: Middle Ages, Industrial Heritage and Town. The fields and meadows separating these groups and ‘villages’ are being managed in traditional ways.”

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The beer you see on the table is a local brew – spicy and refreshing. The vegetarian dish on the same table consists of fried eggplant with a garlic/pink pepper dip.

If you love typical Franconian food and appreciate great beer – be sure to visit the Franconian Open Air Museum in Bad Windsheim.

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13 thoughts on “Franconian Open Air Museum

    • It is a great place to be. I used to be a pescetarian, converted to vegetarianism some months ago. This eggplant/dip combination was remarkable.

    • It is peaceful, seemingly far away from all noise and troubles. And yet it is not too far from the so-called Metropolitan region Nuremberg – Fuerth – Erlangen.

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