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“Hidden Gem”

Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten
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Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum which allows you to take a journey through Bavarian social history. There are 63 building ranging from farmers house to mills. Many houses are furnished in the age they were last lived in e.g. The 1950s. All of the buildings have been painstakingly taken down from their original location and re-built.

It has been well designed and well maintained. There is plenty to do and a couple of cafes.

Highly recommended.

1  Thank Nick L
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Reviewed June 14, 2015

Good: Museum was all outside and it was well laid out, with excellent views. Everything was translated into English.
Bad: Fairly costly for what was a fairly short (and boring) visit to this museum.

The most interesting parts were the enormous fish in the pond, the water mills, and the lovely lady who told us all about her work with pottery. Everything else had no meaning to us so it was quite boring. For a family of seven, with 5 teenagers, overall this wasn't a great experience.

But otherwise good if you are interested in a bit of local history!
From Southampton, UK August 2014

Thank Liam B
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Reviewed April 12, 2015

You can spend an entire day here. Where good walking shoes and take lots of pictures. There are many buildings from various eras and all are carefully and accurately recreated. If you are not up for a good long walk, skip this, otherwise it is worth the trip and the exhaustion.

Thank sdlhgt
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Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Freilchtmuseum Glenleiten provides an excellent overview of rural life in Upper Bavaria. Contained on the outdoor museum's grounds are a wide range of homes, barns, and light industry that were moved to the grounds over the last couple of decades and then preserved. Homes (many with the barns/stables attached) are well preserved or renovated and almost all contain representative furnishings. While there are commonalities between many of the homesteads, don't rush through them or you will miss some real treats to include small home chapels, folk paintings on the walls, and pictures of the original inhabitants as they went through daily life. In some of the homes unique stories are told of people's lives as momentous outside events, such as WWII, impacted them. Numerous industries are depicted, ranging from the expected wood mills, potteries, and cobblers/leather workers to some more unique rural industries such a whetstone production and large scale beekeeping in the largest and most picturesque apiary i have ever seen. It is clear that demonstrations of the various crafts are on-going and presented o a rotaitonal basis. As other English speakers have noted, there is only german signage, but don't let that put you off. Even with the most basic understanding of German, you will really get much from your visit. While some parts of the main area of the open-air museum would be wheelchair accessible, this is not an ADA compliant site. There are areas for children to play and let off steam. Several places to eat are found in the main part of the museum. Museum curators have struck a really good balance between serious (aka, boring) preservation and study of rural Bavarian life and a really lively exploration of what these people's lives were like. Finally, I went to this site on a day in which the mountains to the south and the lakes to the east were all visible, it was beautiful.

The museum has an English section on their website with more information. Located about 60 km south of Munich, it is an easy hour's drive. Give yourself about 4 hours to see the museum without being rushed.

Thank Asta365
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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic day for the whole family.
If you are thinking how the people worked and lived in the past, the answer is life in this village.
Many homes with its all facilities and furniture.
All the old workshops are there.
My kids learned a lot about the power of water and wind.
Baby strollers are not possible because of the unpaved routs.
No English description there, all in German.

5  Thank Fawzi A
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