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“Parque bien conservado”

Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Molfsee
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

If you are cruising and stop in Kiel, there are few options really attractive, as the city itself contributes little or nothing to see. So once walking around the center, we set out to take the bus 501 to the Open Air Museum of Molfsee. In 15 minutes you stand at the door of entry park. The place is well worth seeing, shows a rebuilding of the old houses of the various craft guilds of the area (from farmers, whalers, typical Dutch windmills, etc ...). So with a budget of less than € 10 you input and take a bus ticket , you can saved € 50-60 offering boat tours for visiting us saw the same thing. In short, if you do stop in Kiel, go on your own, not worth booking excursions.

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Reviewed 27 July 2012

We found that the museum was very much all the same and became boring quickly. Also, even in the height of summer, many of the workshops were closed. The single kiosk in the centre of the park is the only place to get a drink or anything to eat so bring drinks with you or buy them at the entrance.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

To be fair, I'm sure this is fascinating if you're from Schleswig-Holstein, but if not - it fails to grab your interest really. Although I did wake up when I got an electric shock trying to feed an apple to a donkey. On our tour they gave us some cheeses to taste. Two of them were rather challenging to say the least - don't even attempt it without a cast iron stomach. It was completely dead when we visited and would greatly benefit from having more animals and humans milling about and making it more alive.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Try to select a typical day for Schleswig-Holstein when the sky is a brilliant blue and the breeze from the Baltic Sea carries into the lush green countryside just a few kilometres outside Kiel. Here you will find an immense free parking area where you can safely leave your car while you stroll through the Open Air Museum for an hour or two, sample some freshly baked bread rolls with a slice of local cheese made on the premises in the traditional manner, or enjoy tea or coffee in the tea room or at a table under the shade of the trees just outside. This museum captures the way country people lived over a hundred years ago, complete with whole houses and their rather spartan furnishings which remind the visitor of the authentic lifestyle of our great grandparents and beyond. The houses have been "imported" from various parts of this northern German province, stretching from the North Sea in the west to the Baltic Sea in the east and the Danish frontier to the north. Take a look at the apothecary or pharmacy shop, the school room furnished in a manner totally forgotten today. Walk into domestic interiors with kitchens reminding us of Upstairs - Downstairs, see the tiny beds tucked into corners, just as they were some two hundred years ago and more.
If walking is something you would rather leave to younger people, you can catch the train which circulates very slowly around the large estate, and from it view the ancient windmills and farm buildings or the water fowl on a lake which reflects the cottages standing beside it. Do take your camera. You will be amazed by the beauty of the site.

Now, if German is not your native language, you can book the services of a very competent English-speaking lady guide, whose local knowledge is never out of place and can only add to your enjoyment.

Plan on spending at least three hours for your visit. The very reasonable entrance fee is reduced if you are accompanied by children, who can play in a safe play area complete with ice-creams and merry-go-rounds and swings.

Finally, try the restaurant located in the same location, where delicious snacks or a full lunch are available.

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