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Museumsdorf Niedersulz, Niedersulz

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Museumsdorf Niedersulz is an open-air museum in Austria that displays traditional buildings and architecture from the Weinviertel. It is located in the village of Sulz im Weinviertel, about 45 km north of Vienna in the province of Lower Austria. The Museumsdorf Niedersulz has over 80 original buildings and structures that have been transported from their original sites.
The Village-Museum of Niedersulz is the largest open-air museum in Lower Austria and was founded in 1979. It consists of 80 historical buildings. Taken from around the region, these were torn down and rebuilt here from their original parts.
The Village-Museum is laid out in the form of a row-village. This is a traditional form of settlement set along a stream going back to the year 1000 AD. The houses along Village Street (Dorfstraße) are rectangular in shape. They consist of a housing unit, a stable, an oblong shed and an out-building which also delineates the back side of the piece of property.
In addition to the main attraction of the buildings themselves some of the crafting buildings operate on weekends to give demonstrations of traditional rural crafts and techniques. In on the building complexes there are also farmyard animals.
Streckhof: The Streckhof type is the original form of house. The gabled side of the house faces the street. The rooms are laid out next to each other under one roof and each can be entered from the outside of the building.Zwerchhof: The Zwerchhof type of house included a larger Streckhof-type structure with an adjacent row of stalls for livestock, each stall facing out onto a covered walkway. This is how the L-shaped floor plan developed.Doppelhakenhof: The Doppelhakenhof type of house is a further development from the Zwerchhof. A large shed is attached to the row of stalls, creating a U-shaped floor plan.Kleinhäuslerhaus : This house is significantly younger than the classic styles of houses. It was the home of lower levels of society and often consisted of only one structure. It looked like the main part of a farmhouse.
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  • The museum village Niedersulz in Niedersulz is very easy to reach by car, many signs show the right way. A huge parking lot for cars and buses is available. A very attractive, modern building acts as....  more
    The museum village Niedersulz in Niedersulz is very easy to reach by car, many signs show the right way. A huge parking lot for cars and buses is available. A very attractive, modern building acts as....  more »
  • We have visited the open air museum in Niedersulz three times now. It isn't huge, but we always enjoy it. The exhibitions are good (our kids especially like the school) and it is never crowded. The... 
    We have visited the open air museum in Niedersulz three times now. It isn't huge, but we always enjoy it. The exhibitions are good (our kids especially like the school) and it is never crowded. The...  more »
  • Really very interesting to see how life and way of living in the past was looked like. I have visited today the Museumsdorf Niedersulz, in Niederösterreich, which is an opened Museum of houses with... 
    Really very interesting to see how life and way of living in the past was looked like. I have visited today the Museumsdorf Niedersulz, in Niederösterreich, which is an opened Museum of houses with...  more »
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  • A very nice one day trip from Vienna. The museum is well maintained, plenty to see, not too crowded. There's also a nice restaurant that serves local dishes.
  • Very interesting open-air museum. It is a collection of farmers houses from the past century or earlier with all their belongings. A farm has some live animals. Good for both kids and adults. There is a lot to see, so reserve at least a half-day. The entrance fee is a bit high, however the kids can attend for free.
  • Discover living in a Village at 1900 in lower Austria. Farmer Houses, live crafting, animals, gardens and much more for a nice day trip. You can walk in a lot buildings inside (school, shop, winery). Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • This is an exciting place where children and adults can learn about history of Austrian village life. They built an entire village from houses collected from allover Austria. There are cooper houses, farms, shoemaker, churches and chapels, a small school, and much more. Access by wheelchair may be a bit difficult because the place is built on a hill and the roads are not paved. The access by car is easy and the place not too far from Vienna. There is a restaurant in this open air museum which serves local food.
  • Wonderful museum village. Great day outing. Take a picnic lunch with you or eat in the restaurant.

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