Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald

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Paul W
Eastbourne, UK2,052 contributions
Large museum with reconstructed old houses from local area
Jul 2019 • Couples
A little outside the small town of Tittling, but clearly signposted from the main road you will find this museum by a small lake. There is plenty of space for parking. For the modest entry fee of 7 Euro you gain access to a very large site with around 150 reconstructed houses and there contents.

We were given a small leaflet in English, but the rest of the signage is (quite reasonably) in German which we could not understand but we still had fun guessing the purpose of the building from its contents.

There are literally thousands of rural items ranging from a collection of cribs to a horse drawn hearse. Next to the oldest schoolhouse in Bavaria is a display of instruments of torture.

Half way round the site in a pottery area is a machine dispensing bottles of cold drink for 1.50 Euro. Most welcome on a hot day.

We had planned to stay an hour, and ended up staying for three it was so interesting. Apart from a school party there were few other visitors which seems a pity as the museum deserves to be better known.
Written 28 July 2019
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Bettina S
Neukirchen bei Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany414 contributions
Museum Village Bavarian Forest is a trip to the past
Jun 2019 • Solo
The Museum Village Bavarian Forest is an open-air museum near Tittling on the southwestern shore of Lake Dreiburgen in the Bavarian Forest. It covers over 25 hectares over 150 buildings from the period 1580-1850 and a folklore collection with 60,000 objects. It is one of the largest open-air museums in Europe.

You really get a feel for how people used to live in the past and how low the ceilings were.
 
It is much bigger then you think so ensure to wear sturdy shoes and don't forget to take something to drink.
Written 21 June 2019
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DDore
South Easton, Massachusetts213 contributions
Great collection of Bavarian buildings
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is NOT Colonial Williamsburg, Sturbridge Village, or Plymouth Plantation. This collection represents the buildings of the poorer people in Bavaria. There are few presentations. There are few signs. The layout seems haphazard. But, the preserved buildings and objects represent a tremendous value to those who seek to hold on to Bavarian heritage before it vanishes to the world of dusty books. Take the time to notice the flooring. Pay attention to how the poor kept wooden shingles on their roofs without expensive nails. Visit the oldest school house in Germany. Count the rings on the massive tree trunk next to the saw mill. Try to imagine life in one of these buildings. This is a top destination for Bavarians on holiday. It is best seen on a sunny day. Children love to run around and find all of the farm animals. It is a good excursion from a river cruise.
Written 6 September 2016
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kwagmeister
Newburgh, IN1,466 contributions
Wonderful examples of early Bavarian buildings
Jul 2016 • Friends
This village museum is not an actual village, but a reconstruction utilizing buildings - homes, barns, chapels, school buildings, etc... The founder of the Rotel company, which has a hotel and tour buses, wanted to preserve these buildings. A visit here would be fun for kids. It's interesting for adults, but if we hadn't come with the expectation that there would be folks in costumes like in Williamsburg, Virginia I think we'd have been more impressed.
We had a lovely tour guide who explained the buildings and told stories about life in the old days. Recreated small gardens are lovely, and there are animals to visit as well (geese, goats and donkeys).
Following the tour we were invited to the restaurant for pretzels and some bread with a mashed potato topping -- delicious. Also beer and soft drinks. There is a museum shop on the premises which sells local products. The ride to the museum is just minutes from Passau along gorgeous countryside. Our guide stopped at the castle so we could take in the view of the city and the rivers -- wonderful place for photos.
The terrain at the museum is not for wheelchairs. The paths are all gravel and there are a couple slight hills which would be difficult to navigate for a chair. On a nice day it's a lovely walk.
Written 11 July 2016
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xzytt
Jacksonville, FL1,709 contributions
The Good Old Days
Aug 2015 • Friends
We visited this museum that used to be a village. We got to see firsthand how industrious people were back then. It was very interesting. My wife is not big on museums. But she enjoyed this one. So you know it's good! When we got off the bus, our tour guide did an old German folk dance with one of the people who worked there. Also their restaurant was very good!
Written 9 July 2016
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Karl P
Orlando, FL58 contributions
Nice day trip
Oct 2015 • Couples
We opted for this tour due to ship swap from low water. We had a 30 minute drive from Passau and had a nice open air museum providing the weather is good. There are about 100 structures dating as far back as 400+ years that have been moved to this area. Our ship provided a tour guide which helps as nearly everything is written in German. You can spend hours seeing how life was centuries ago and it is very informative. The paths can be slick or muddy from rain and are a lot of cobblestones. If you have time it is worth seeing.
Written 25 October 2015
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jaywvogt
Boston79 contributions
Loved our visit
Sep 2015 • Couples
My wife and I spent delightful hours walking this open air museum. The quality of the architecture, and its placement in the landscape, is exceptional. This is a labor of love of the wealthy founder of Rotel, a thriving rolling hotel business that has taken Germans traveling all over the world. Here he celebrates his origins, and makes a gift to all Germans for generations to come. A highlight of our visit to Bavaria.
Written 15 October 2015
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Susanne412
Sandton, South Africa1,598 contributions
Don't miss it
Jun 2015 • Couples
If you have time in the area, don't miss this beautiful open air museum. A lot of old things to discover and in between you find people preparing traditional dishes or local products
Written 10 September 2015
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FloridaSunDevil
West Palm Beach, FL836 contributions
Open air museum creation was a work of love
Aug 2015 • Friends
Our tour of the open air museum was an alternate half-day tour which was offered to us by our river cruise company as a result of low water levels on the river. The museum is preserving wooden Bavarian Forest buildings from as far back as 1580. They were moved there by a business man who did not want this Bavarian history to be lost. Old farm houses, chapels, mills, cottages and gardens can be seen with some livestock. There is a lot of signage but it is mostly in German. We were fortunate to have had a tour guide who described many of the buildings and their contents. There were several artisans performing their work (bee keeping, painting on glass, potter etc.). There is moderate walking on uneven ground that can be muddy depending on the weather so visitors should watch their steps. One observation I had with the museum is that it wasn't really all that organized as a village as for example is Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts.
Written 9 September 2015
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Gary C
Washington DC, DC1,765 contributions
A Lovely Way to Spend Time in Bavaria
May 2015 • Couples
We visited the open air museum as part of a river cruise off-boat excursion. The day was a beautiful Bavarian spring morning with a "Bavarian Sky"; blue with white puffy clouds.
While not familiar with the area, I had the feeling that road access was simple with the museum only a few miles off main roads. There were large parking areas adjacent to the museum.
The museum is a large (several acres) complex with unpaved paths weaving between reconstructed Bavarian buildings. These buildings were "harvested" from throughout the Bavarian Wald; disassembled on site, transported and reconstructed on site. The workmanship was of a very high quality. The buildings are unique and each tells a wonderful story. Many of the buildings house collections of farm implements, toys and other artifacts. Some of the churches and chapels are still used for special services.
On a picture-perfect day, this is a very nice place to spend a few hours. It is a great place for the amateur photographer to practice their craft. Kids could become bored but the large open areas are a great place to let off steam.
NOTE: There is a nice cafe near the entrance. A perfect place for a post-tour beer and pretzel. The museum shop wasn't much.
NOTE: There is a lot of walking on dirt and gravel roads and paths. It could be hard for some folks.
Written 17 May 2015
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