Rural idyll in the open-air museum Bad Windsheim
Rural idyll as it used to look like in Franconia. This shows the open-air museum Bad Windsheim. The Farmers' Museum with its farmhouses is located on the outskirts of the Franconian health resort not far from Rothenburg od Tauber Franken. There is something museum-like about the farms presented here Bavaria but not at. Rather the opposite. Those who come here hike from village to village. You will learn how the lives of farmers in Franconia have changed over the centuries.
Of geese, cattle and pigs
Chattering, a goose swarm waddles through the Middle Ages village in search of food. Around the dovecote are dozens of birds. They make intermediate rest on the roof ridge of the farm. Then they try to get into the home built for them. In the farmhouse, in the midday heat, we encounter a flood of country air. A closer look reveals that humans and animals lived closer together in those times. Things look different in farms today. Here is the cattle shed attached to the farm. We have access from the living area to the stable, so that the smells and sounds from the stable area can enter unhindered into the living spaces.
Farm history in the open-air museum Bad Windsheim
In the Middle Ages, the life of the peasants in Franconia looked different than during the Thirty Years' War. However, there are also differences in the forms of farms from Franconia. Thus, the visitor walks through the museum grounds through the times of farming life as well as through the regions of Franconia. The farmhouses he sees on the way come from all regions. They were disassembled into their components and then faithfully built in the museum village. There are always new buildings added. So we meet again and again on buildings that are being prepared.
Fields and orchards
However, since the life of the farmers does not only take place on the farm, but also in the fields, not only buildings are reconstructed in the open air museum Bad Windsheim. Instead, it shows what the everyday life of the farmers looked like. What her job was. So we hike past meadows where the Heumanderl stand. They are waiting to be picked up by their owners. In between we pass orchards with apple trees. Their apples are already turning red and are tempting to pick.
Practical for your visit to the open air museum Bad Windsheim
- hiking boots you need when visiting this museum. The paths are easy, but long.
- We recommend one backpack take with you drinks, Brotzeit, a jacket and odds and ends. Then you can have a picnic in the orchard meadows.
- With our Hiking checklist you can check whether you have packed everything you need.
The peasant life of yesteryear
We observe how a farmer cleans his carp pond. Another grooms his vegetable garden. A third man tensions his horses to drive them into the field. We watch the women farmers gather herbs to dry. There are always new things to discover. Finally, after our walk in the wine tavern of the village, we take a break with a blackcurrant juice choir. The cock of the tavern crowed on the beer garden table behind us from full throttle. His hens, who are playing under our table, are hardly impressed.
Worth knowing about the open-air museum Bad Windsheim
The Fränkische Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim is located on the Eisweiherweg 1, 91438 Bad Windsheim, Tel. 09841 66800. It is a destination for a weekend trip. Take time for the visit. It's worth it if you do not just want to look at the buildings from the outside. On the way there is a wine tavern, a beer garden in which Beer from Bad Windsheim and a restaurant (the latter two at the entrance of the museum grounds).
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Franconian open-air museum
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91438 Bad Windsheim
Telephone: 09841 / 6680-0
Fax: 09841 / 6680-99
E-Mail: info (at) freilandmuseum.de
Open Air Museum Bad Windsheim Opening hours and prices
In the outdoor museum Bad Windsheim tavern you can also eat well.
Arrival to the open air museum Bad Windsheim:
The nearest airport is Nuremberg (60 km). You can rent a rental car there. It is best to enter "Bernhard-Bickert-Weg" in the navigation device.
Bad Windsheim hotels and nearby * You can book here.
What else is there to discover in Franconia?
- Tour through the Franconian wine country for connoisseurs and pleasure hikers
- Garden splendor in Veitshöchheim
- The hearty kitchen in Franconia
- Bad Kissingen attractions for slow travelers
- 5 wine places for a wine weekend in the Main Valley
- Wine experience in the wine cellar in Sommerach
- Fancy a Roadtrip on the Route of Delights?
- Amazing architecture in the winery brain
- The medieval city Ochsenfurt
- Ways to wine in Würzburg
- Miltenberg, the half-timbered city on the Main
- More about Bad Windsheim 's in the blog of Wolfgang Brugger
Source: Research on site. We thank Tourism Bad Windsheim for the invitation.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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