Old farmhouses, cottages, mills, barns etc. from a rural open air museum

Close to us we have a wonderful rural open air museum with some old North German farmhouses dating from the 17th to the 19th century. A society collected these houses from this area and built them up again in the museum. You can see cottages, ancient mills, huge barns, a smithery (most of the houses have roofs made out of reet), and an old baking oven where they still bake bread several times a year.

They have the usual farm animals there, too, like sheep, pigs, goats, horses, geese, ducks, a turkey, a cat and a dog, which I will show in a following post.

Not long ago they opened a beautiful nostalgic general store with many old tins, weighing scales, toys, books and everything a country woman needed. Several days in a week they are baking delicious cakes there. You can sit outside and watch the little geese catching flies. They have a lovely restaurant, too, and if you want you can get married there. When I was there I took a lot of photos from some ancient rural tools and things that belonged to daily farm life, which I will post later. It’s a wonderful, calm place where you can feel like 200 years ago. I will return soon.


40 thoughts on “Old farmhouses, cottages, mills, barns etc. from a rural open air museum

  1. I love this all so much! It looks so perfect in every way…and I love the photo of the upturned milk pails! Actually all your photos for this post are fabulous dear Mitza. What is the pretty red, shed-like or caravan building- with the chimney? I want it! x


    • That’s so funny, Karen. I knew exactly that you would like it. Thank you for your kind approval of my post. Well, the shed is like a little room with heating. You could have it as a garden house, for instance. I hope you will find one in England. Have a wonderful week-end with lots of sun and some soft paws on your cheeks. 🙂 Mitza


    • Yes, that was my aim to show all faraways a little piece of my beautiful hometown Hamburg in Northern Germany. Thanks for your kind words, have a wonderful week-end, regards Mitza


  2. Das nenn ich einmal eine Zeitreise…eine nette Idee!! Da stecken doch wohl große Liebhaber dahinter. Wie wohl unser Leben in einer anderen Zeit verlaufen wäre…
    Danke fürs teilen Mitza
    Afrika lässt grüßen 😉

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    • Ja, liebe Stefanie, ich fühlte mich 200 Jahre zurück, sehr friedlich und ruhig, umgeben von so niedlichen Tierchen und alten Dingen, die ich ja so mag.
      Bei uns war es zwar auch warm, aber es regnet immer wieder und ist schwül. Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende, liebe Grüße Mitza


    • It’s my pleasure. I don’t know why I forgot this place several years because it is really close to us, but from now on I will go there more often. Thanks for your approval, have a wonderful week-end, regards Mitza

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    • It seems that many people have a nostalgic vein. These former times have been so peaceful and calm and that’s what we miss nowadays. The people lived without mobile phone and computer, a simple and content life. I could do that, too.
      Thanks for your comment, have a wonderful day, regards Mitza

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    • Thanks a lot, Natalie. We are lucky to be surrounded by so much culture. We can see how people lived a simple and content life without i-phone or computer. Thanks a lot for your comment, hope you are fine, virtual hugs Mitza

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    • Ja, die alten Dosen liebe ich auch, ich sammel selber welche und habe eine ganze Menge. Das ist der alte Kramladen mit dreieckigen “Papiertüten”, einer alten Waage etc. Ich liebe es, dort zu sein. Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar, wünsche ein schönes Wochenende, Gruß Mitza


    • that’s most probable that it has been for a shepherd once. Must have been very cozy to sleep there. Thanks for your nice comment, have a wonderful day, regards Mitza


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