Stepping back in time


Photo by Michael Coleman

Photo by Michael Coleman

Visitors to Hessenpark listen as period-garbed tour guides discuss some of the features of the open-air museum. The huge outdoor park includes churches, synagogues, schools, half-timbered houses, windmills and other structures built in the last 400 years and rescued from towns and cities throughout Hessen.

Photo by Michael Coleman

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by Michael Coleman

Throughout the 150-acre park, visitors will discover literature describing the people who once resided in the very same buildings and those who left Hesse to live in faraway places such as the United States. People will also find an assortment of people on hand demonstrating age-old crafts such as weaving and dye-making. Hessenpark is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is €6 for adults, €2.70 for children and €12 for a family ticket. It is located just down the road from the Saalburg Roman Fortress in the Taunus Mountains at Laubweg 5, 61267 Neu-Anspach. Visit www.hessenpark.de for more information. Photos below: Several windmills of different designs are situated around the park. Photo bottom: Some amiable goats make their way around a small pond. Photo left: Various religious denominations are represented in road markings and houses of worship from towns and cities around Hessen.

Photo by Michael Coleman

Photo by Michael Coleman

Photo by Michael Coleman

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by Michael Coleman