Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, Bad Windsheim

#8 of 43 in Museums in Middle Franconia
History Museum Historic Site
Step into the rural Franconia of ages past with a visit to Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim. This open-air museum and preserved collection of villages depicts life as it was over 700 years ago. You'll find a collection of over 100 authentically furnished buildings, including farmsteads, craftsmen's cottages, shepherd's huts, barns, stables, bakeries, drying houses for fruit and flax, a school, a municipal building, and a manor house. The village buildings, which pay homage to the lifestyle of the Franconian people, are arranged in six groups to depict different regions and themes. Become acquainted with the authentic livestock on site, tour the farm's crops, and browse through traditional crafts. You can opt to visit the entire museum, or just a few of the villages. Use our Bad Windsheim vacation builder to arrange your visit to Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim and other attractions in Bad Windsheim.
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  • This place is simply amazing! As you are walking through the museum you can pick fruits from the trees to snack on, see how people used to live back in the day, how they manufactured things, and made ...  more »
  • This is an interesting place but many of the buildings are the same after a while. It's nice if the weather is right and you fancy a walk around but to be honest, a little boring after the first 20 mi...  more »
  • While staying in Rothenburg we wanted to try something different and this was just the ticket. It is certainly different than your usual museum. You really feel like you are being taken back in time. ...  more »
  • This is for sure the nicest, most detailed and authentic open-air museum in Germany. And it never gets done because they're constantly adding new building and entire sceneries which they disassemble at their original location in order to put them back together in a nice spot within this spaciously museum. All the homesteads are connected with little walkways, passing by old sorts of corn that they're growing to produce their own bread and beer as a hundred years ago. There are special events like the spring festival and the autumn fair when they pull out the old (but still working) equipment to demonstrate what working at the farm in the 19th/20th century looked like. For sure worth a visit.
  • Such a nice place to walk around and learn a ton about the traditional architecture of southern Germany.
  • Beautiful, worth a visit
  • War ok 😉
  • Nice day with the kids