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Finsterau Open-Air Museum

Museum for rural settlement in the Bavarian Forest

Old roofs under the open sky

Outside and inside, for everyone, the whole day, the whole year. The Finsterau Open-Air Museum is a museum for all kinds of weather, a travelling museum, a museum for spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is a farmstead museum that features parlours and a sense of well-being. Farmhouses and entire farmsteads as well as a village smithy, chapel and roadside inn from all over the Bavarian Forest have been arranged here. A magnificent, well-lit gazebo near the inn garden and an adventurous roof-covered playground provide shelter during rainy weather. Cows, sheep and two donkeys look over the pasture fence, while flowers and herbs beckon from the farmhouse gardens.

An accessible piece of bygone reality unfolds under an open sky. Parlours and chambers are full of things and furniture with which people lived and worked. Situated 935 metres above standard elevation zero (“NHN”), hidden behind the forests and mountains of the national park, close to the Bohemian border, the rural past has found a reserve: the Finsterau Open-Air Museum..

The museum is enlivened by festivals and markets, folk music, craftsmanship and games for kids. Special exhibitions educate and entertain. The museum inn and Café Heimat provide relaxation and enjoyment.
Hiking trails in front of the gates of the museum lead deep into the Bohemian Forest and up to the mountains in the national park. Bikers and cyclists stop off here.

VIDEO: TRP1 Fernsehen Passau, 2015