The Franconian Open-Air Museum Fladungen
Discover and experience 300 years of history in Lower Franconia
From a historical schoolhouse to a cooper’s workshop, from a sheep farm to a community brewery – explore and visit more than 20 rural homes and buildings, mainly constructed in half-timbered style, resembling a typical Franconian village set in a beautiful landscape in the tri-border area of Bavaria, Hesse and Thuringia. Apart from a number of residential buildings with typically colourfully painted rooms and a large variety of non residential buildings, which have all been preserved in their original form, our collection includes a wide range of furniture, farming tools and everyday objects that tell the story of a bygone era.
Move freely around our spacious family-friendly and dog-friendly museum area, shaped by farmland, pastures, orchard meadows and gardens, follow the little brooks, take a rest in our picnic area next to the pond or enjoy a break in the museum restaurant or cafeteria.
While taking a tour of the museum, keep an eye out for our traditional farm animals, which for the most part include old and endangered livestock breeds, grazing on the museum grounds.
In particular on weekends and during the summer holiday season, we offer a number of activities such as beer-brewing, bread-baking, open-air cinema presentations and historical school teaching. Take a look at our calendar for upcoming events.
Finally, don’t miss visiting the old railway station outside the museum and take a ride on the historical steam train chugging through the beautiful Rhön landscape on selected weekends. Join our historical journey to the past!